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Post image for The 7 Secrets of Motivating Teenagers

There is a good reason that the stereotypical view of modern teenagers is they are lazy kids who just want to sleep in, play computer games, surf the net and hangout with their friends. The reason this view exists is because all around the world this is all parents see their teenagers doing. The image [...]

Post image for Teenage Sexting: What Can Parents Do?

What do you say if your teen comes to you distressed having received an unwanted image of someone else’s naked body? What do you do if you find explicit sexual images on your teenager’s phone? Even more importantly, what do you say to your teen or tween when they get their first phone about the [...]

Post image for 3 Things Every Young Teenage Boy Needs

This past weekend I have enjoyed observing via social media a good mate being a loving father to his son. As I have read the occasional update and seen a ‘twitpic’ or two of their father son camping trip, I have been reminded of what a formative time of life it is for young boys [...]

Post image for Why Teenage Rebellion Is A Good Thing!

Ever since the iconic character of “Jim Stark” was brought to life on the big screen, the teenager years have become synonymous with angst and rebellion. Played by James Dean in what is arguably his career-defining role, Stark was the central character in the movie “Rebel Without a Cause.” Stark was the epitome of the [...]

Post image for Eating Disorder Websites: What Are Your Teens Reading?

We all know the Internet is a fantastic way of finding other people who have interests and passions just like you. No matter how obscure or niche your passion you no longer need to feel alone.  A quick search of your favourite hobby or pastime and you will more than likely find other enthusiasts who [...]

Post image for Teenagers & Exams: How to Help Stressed Teens?

End of school exams can be a stressful time for teenagers, their parents, and those who teach them. With Australian High School students beginning their final exams this week I thought it would be worth taking some time to explore the issue of exam related stress in teenagers There is no shortage of articles and [...]