Jeff Brazier

Freddy's First Day At Secondary School

Jeff Brazier | Posted 08.09.2016 | UK Parents
Jeff Brazier

I thought of him constantly throughout the day. How is he getting on? Did he bother to eat lunch? Has he made friends? At quarter past three I was to get my answers but as he walked out and I prepared myself to hit him with every imaginable enquiry a parent could make, he simply declared "it's ok Dad you can drive home, I'm walking back with my mates." Perfect, I thought.

Jeff Brazier Surprised By Son's Wisdom On First Day Of Secondary School

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 05.09.2016 | UK Parents

Jeff Brazier may have felt nervous about sending his 12-year-old son Fred off for his first day of secondary school, but he needn’t have worried. Th...

Jeff Brazier Praised For Being A 'Fantastic' Dad By Fans

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 05.08.2016 | UK Parents

Jeff Brazier has been praised for his parenting skills after he shared several snaps of his two sons on holiday. The 37-year-old, who has Bobby, 13, a...

What Makes the 'Perfect Single Parent'?

Jeff Brazier | Posted 15.07.2016 | UK Parents
Jeff Brazier

A single parent is a manager; a manager of lives, time and of an environment and we have to divide our time and energy up amongst those who rely on us, the means to fund the process and the fuel to keep us going. It's the toughest job in the world, but also the most rewarding.

Why Bobby's 13th Birthday Has Been Emotional For Jeff Brazier

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 03.06.2016 | UK Parents

Jeff Brazier took to Instagram to share his pride in his son Bobby on his 13th birthday. Bobby, or Bob, as he is now known, is the eldest of Brazier's...

The Comeback

Jeff Brazier | Posted 21.04.2016 | UK Entertainment
Jeff Brazier

A desire to 'comeback' is the difference between making excuses or fuelling motivation, failing or succeeding or applying the handbrake or stepping on the gas when it comes to facing any one of life's various and inevitable challenges.

Jeff Brazier On How He Instills Happiness In His Kids

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 18.03.2016 | UK Parents

Jeff Brazier has faced a lot of sadness in his life, which has only made him all the more determined to make the happiness of his family a priority. ...

Jeff Brazier Shares Rare Photos Of Sons Bobby And Freddy

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 12.01.2016 | UK Parents

Jeff Brazier doesn't often share photos of his sons, but this week he's proudly posted portraits of Bobby and Freddy. On Wednesday 30 December Braz...

I Guarantee to Make You a Better Dad By the End of This Blog Post

Jeff Brazier | Posted 02.11.2015 | UK Entertainment
Jeff Brazier

We are often the father we are because of the father we had. Intergenerational conditioning is one to watch out for because a lot of what you and I experienced is dated and has less relevance in modern fatherhood. Be the father you wish to be instead of what you were raised to be.

How to Juggle the Half-Term

Jeff Brazier | Posted 23.10.2015 | UK Entertainment
Jeff Brazier

Am I the only parent that can't believe how quickly this half term has come along?! I'm sure you've all been settling into your routines again after the lengthy summer holiday and now it's time to have that routine dashed so we can go back to wearing the occasional hat that requires us to become an entertainer, a taxi driver or a referee depending on how many you have and what ages they are. I can snigger slightly at myself here, with two of a similar age I actually fit into all three but sadly, in reverse order!

If Only I Could Bottle This Feeling...

Jeff Brazier | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK Entertainment
Jeff Brazier

Here's another crap misconception. That it's egotistical to love yourself. I was accused of loving myself at school, far from the sad truth that I had a lot of healing to do before I was to understand what it meant to love myself. Now I realise it's something that people say to others when they are threatened by someone's confidence as it reminds them of what little acceptance they have for themselves... I see beauty all around me, in people, places, objects and actions. That's love and it's a very powerful thing!

Moving Families - An Exciting New Chapter or Unsettling Gamble?

Jeff Brazier | Posted 17.08.2016 | UK Entertainment
Jeff Brazier

After a year of coaching and helping other people make a variety of important decisions in their lives I understand how we often hold ourselves back, some go as far as imprisoning themselves in a situation which they complain about constantly but do nothing to change.

Jeff Brazier And Sons Celebrate 'Mummy Day' Monthly For Jade

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 23.07.2015 | UK Parents

Jeff Brazier and his sons celebrate Jade Goody's life once a month on a day they call 'mummy day'. Brazier revealed that he and Goody's children - ...

My Son the Hero

Jeff Brazier | Posted 30.12.2015 | UK Entertainment
Jeff Brazier

I'm excited for Freddy. We could all learn a thing or two from him. Freddy has found a purpose and a clear sense of fulfilment in helping others, it's a natural path and one he is choosing for himself, I'm beyond proud.

The Modern Punishment for the Modern Child

Jeff Brazier | Posted 07.05.2016 | UK Parents
Jeff Brazier

I have an 11-year-old, soon to be 12, who thinks he is 21. I was warned to expect lots of personality changes when senior school started for him this year, just how much would change and how quickly I'm not sure we can ever prepare ourselves for.

Seeing Faults in Others Is Easy, But Not Always So Welcome When We Find Them in Ourselves

Jeff Brazier | Posted 07.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Jeff Brazier

Life has to be more than just being about what's absolutely necessary, we have a network around us which needs an element of input and equality in order to thrive. What is a life without wonderful friendships and relationships? All contributing to adding layers and enriching our experience along whatever direction we pursue, it can be a lonely path when selfishness prevails, even if it is only because you initially just wanted to cope and not let anyone down.

Saying Goodbye to Fred...

Jeff Brazier | Posted 24.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Jeff Brazier

In my own personal experiences as a coach, changing the perception or story of the situation which creates the anxiety can be very effective. So often we forget where the anxiety came from in the first place.

Three Simple Steps to Upgrade Your Relationship!

Jeff Brazier | Posted 13.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Jeff Brazier

Oh how we love to judge! Is it not good to give our love some home truths in the form of some advice or most commonly some harsh criticisms? The majority of anything said from one partner to another would go in one ear and out the other, no matter how much sense it makes to you, it's not their perspective therefore 90% of it goes by the wayside.

How Much Can You Change in a Week?

Jeff Brazier | Posted 15.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Jeff Brazier

It's so important for parents, especially single parents, to have a strong and reliable support network around them, you can go through months without 'needing a friend' but when you do it's so reassuring to know that those positive role models are there waiting in the wings to come and be wonderful influence on the boys.

I'm Letting the Boys Down

Jeff Brazier | Posted 07.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Jeff Brazier

Keeping the many facets of our lives going is a great and progressively more common achievement that we have little choice but to challenge ourselves with. However, if you are not paying attention to the areas of your life that matter the most then in the end the success is found to be hollow because we dropped the ball that matters the most...

Sin City Calling - Best Man in Vegas

Jeff Brazier | Posted 20.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jeff Brazier

I had the distinct privilege of being asked to be a best man recently and was absolutely touched that Justin thought of me in such high regard so I was determined to repay his faith by at least getting my first and arguably the most important job right, arranging the stag. How hard could it be to round up our closest buddies, decide where to go and how to do it and send JJ off in style?

The Angels of Parenting

Jeff Brazier | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jeff Brazier

As I recalled my earliest memories I was keen to impress on the group that I don't look back and see my time in foster care as a negative, my expression wasn't from feeling sorry for myself, I completely understand that in the absence of my biological father, my very young mother, too young to even consider a woman would want to get herself together after having me at the age of 15 and, in some respects I think it was very brave decision to take. I didn't say this in front of the room of kids but I'd prefer to be fostered than to have been aborted and to not have had the privilege of life in the first place!

The Brazier Family Healthy Weekly Food Plan!

Jeff Brazier | Posted 01.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jeff Brazier

I sat the boys down for one of these increasingly frequent 'Brazier planning meetings' and it was clear that choosing was the easy part. I placed recipe books in front of them and was really surprised by how interested they were in making dishes they had never had before as well as some of the old favourites.

The Rules of Separation

Jeff Brazier | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jeff Brazier

Do we really put our children first? Separation for parents can be amongst the toughest experiences in life; the hurt, anger, pain and insecurity can be unbearable, and in those moments of feeling utter rejection you are meant to act responsibly on behalf of the children so that they are put first?

How to Survive the Summer Holidays: 10 Simple Steps

Jeff Brazier | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jeff Brazier

Now how on earth am I going to juggle my work, the mountain of life coaching coursework AND entertain the children for the next six weeks?! As I pondered the enormity of the situation it struck me that I knew exactly how to cope.