Teens and
young adults

Why ‘no’ is so complicated

At school, being pursued socially is a badge of honour and a source of envy, as it still determines your social worth. CEO of Relationships...
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The COVID “gap year”

For 2019 school leavers, there were the usual expectations. That university would provide the gateway to new friendships, fun and career; for others it was...
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What do kids really think about being at home more?

What a crazy start to 2020, not only have we been working and doing online schooling from home but we have also spent weekends, school...
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Getting back to the new normal: School

Thinking about returning to school? For six weeks now we have been keen to have everything return to normal, and railed against the restrictions, the...
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Quaranteen: Adolescence in lockdown

Adolescents react, in part, to what they see from the adults around them. When parents and carers deal with the implications of COVID-19 calmly and...
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Going back to school

Going back to school can be a busy, demanding and anxious time for parents and children alike. There are school uniforms and shoes to buy,...
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Older children whose parents divorce

When parents separate, often the focus falls to the younger children of the family, and understandably so. There is ample evidence of the potential negative...
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Social Media Safety For Parents

If you have school-age children it is very likely social media platforms are a big part of their lives. You may have thought that it...
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Going back to school – bullying and anxiety – how to help your child deal with them

Going back to school is usually a time of renewal, optimism and fresh starts – a new class, teachers, students and subjects to get to...
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What parents need to know about sexting

It would be easy to think that sexting scandals only involve people in the public eye such as golfing champion Tiger Woods or more recently,...
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Steps against cyberbullying

Most parents of school-age children would be aware that cyberbullying is a very real – and prevalent – issue. Cyberbullying can be damaging and full-on,...
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What to do if your child has an eating disorder?

There is a line in Netflix’s controversial new series Insatiable which ought to raise alarm bells for any parent with school-age children. It is: “skinny...
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How can I know if my child is being bullied at school?

For many children, school is an exciting opportunity, not only for academic learning but also for learning about themselves through new and untested social interactions...
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How to build a respectful relationship between a mother and teenage daughter

How to build a respectful relationship between a mother and teenage daughter The relationship between a mother and daughter is special, but can become challenging...
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