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Letting Teenagers Fail – Why It Matters

The saying goes “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.” This is not traditional parenting advice, nor is it perfect parenting advice, but it wouldn’t hurt this generation of teenagers if it [...]

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5 Reasons Teenagers Take Drugs

Can you remember the first time your were offered drugs?  Maybe it was a cigarette down behind the toilet block, a swig of whiskey at a your friends house, or trying a joint at a high school [...]

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Teenage Spirituality: Does It Matter?

What do today’s teenagers think about the big questions of life? In a consumer society like ours, is there a danger teens consider life to be about the acquisition of stuff?  Are they too busy [...]

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What Teenagers Think of Their Schools

Recently in Australia there has been considerable debate about the quality of our schools, and particularly how we go about measuring and assessing that quality. Politicians, educators, parents, [...]

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Teenagers & Bullying

The research suggests it is more common than many people think.  But could you tell if a teenager in your life was being bullied? Bullying involves a power imbalance and deliberate acts that [...]