Emma Charvet is a yoga coach and massage therapist
Struggle with mental health or parenting? Emma’s blog shares her experiences of being a parent to teens with nuggets of down to earth wisdom – gleaned from a lifetime of trying to be a good yogi amidst the challenge of navigating parenthood alone in a sea of icebergs.
Yoga and mindfulness is a pathway to a happier, healthier way of living – if only we could spend all day doing yoga! Sometimes the rollercoaster is just too fast and furious. Emma brings a sense of humour and resilience to the icebergs in her journey – of depression, anxiety, gender dysphoria, neurodiversity and addiction – to find calm in the midst of craziness.
Wishing you peace on the path ahead – the journey is our destination….
Surviving Holidays with Teenagers
Holidays are never straightforward as a single parent. But as the kids get older - and moodier - the need to find human shields (aka friends) in order to enjoy the time away from home becomes more essential. Nevertheless I was very proud of the three relaxing days in France I spent with just me and my two teens - sleeping late, eating well and messing about with basketballs and kayaks. I think it might be a first for time spent on holiday just...
Should I Stay or Should I Go?
Parenting Teens is all about knowing when to stay in the fight and when to step back. What teens crave most is to be left alone to make their own decisions. A little bit of benign neglect goes a long way with teenagers - as they grow into their future adult shoes. But there are only so many bad decisions you can sit by and watch as a parent without being compelled to intervene. When your teen struggles with their mental health - stepping back...
Parenting Neurodiverse Teens
When schools let you down… Living with teenagers is like trying to land a plane when you have never had a flying lesson. You have no idea how to control the thing, but you hope that if you want it to happen badly enough, it might just land in one piece. What we all want for our children is that they will grow up to be confident, happy, independent adults - hopefully with qualifications and skills. Enabling this to happen requires a phenomenal...
Fighting for Teen Mental Health
Yesterday I heard on the news that 100 00 children enrolled in school attend 50% or less of the time. They are being called ghost or hidden children. My 15 year old son is one of those children and we heard the news report together.. These terms are offensive. Children who are too depressed or anxious to go to school are neither ghosts - very much alive (mostly thanks to their parents never giving up) - or hidden (except to the services that...
I’m based in Brighton and offer yoga to children and adults. I specialize in neuro diverse children’s yoga and have 15 years experience working with children who are on the autism spectrum.