Parenting > Teens

The world’s saddest plant is helping me understand my daughter’s teen years

Posted on May 21, 2019 by ANA Newswire

Like the plant my daughter rescued, she can be temperamental and is prone to acting out dramatically when ...

Should teens have a social life during school years? Yes, they should!

Posted on May 13, 2019 by Contributor

School-life balance is critically important for optimal academic functioning...

5 Ways to prepare your teen for the “real” world

Posted on May 6, 2019 by Contributor

The old idiom, “It takes a village to raise a child,” sums up how important it is for ...

5 Conversations to have with your kids after ‘Avengers: Endgame’

Posted on May 3, 2019 by Common Sense Media

Families can talk about everything from grief and mourning to the power of courage and teamwork...

5 Alternatives to university

Posted on May 3, 2019 by PRESS

If university is not on the cards for you or your child, what are the alternatives?...

The three words my son needs to hear from me most (and they’re not ‘I love you’)

Posted on April 30, 2019 by ANA Newswire

Three-plus decades as a dad have taught me that unless my son feels that he is also unconditionally ...

13 Online challenges your child already knows about

Posted on April 29, 2019 by Common Sense Media

From the Momo Challenge to the Mannequin Challenge, internet stunts can be funny - or completely frightening - ...

“Help! I can’t get my teen out of bed in the morning without shouting and drama”

Posted on April 29, 2019 by Susan Stiffelman

Regardless of their age, most children don’t bounce out of bed because they’d rather stay home!...

How to motivate your teenager in preparation for exams

Posted on April 29, 2019 by Contributor

Stress and anxiety can be avoided if preparation is constant and not crammed just before an examination...

5 Study tips from a small-town girl who just got into Harvard!

Posted on April 25, 2019 by Lara Bestbier

Mossel Bay alumna shoots for the stars, reaches Harvard...

Helping your child deal with puberty

Posted on April 24, 2019 by Amelia Meyer

Knowing the facts is going to help you (and your child) deal with the usual ups and downs ...

When good role models go bad

Posted on April 23, 2019 by Common Sense Media

Grab the headlines, and make them teachable moments...

6 Affirmations to calm an anxious child

Posted on April 23, 2019 by Jessica Bartram

It doesn’t matter if your child is prone to anxious feelings often or just gets them out of ...

How I’m teaching my tween to take the high road, one step at a time

Posted on March 26, 2019 by ANA Newswire

This situation was not that serious. And I knew now was the time to set the foundation, to ...

Here’s what parents need to know about social media and anxiety

Posted on March 22, 2019 by Common Sense Media

Learn to recognise the warning signs of anxiety disorder and help your kid keep social media use healthy ...

Are eating disorders glamorised via social media?

Are eating disorders glamorised on social media?

Posted on March 20, 2019 by PRESS

Although often trivialised and even glamorised on social media, eating disorders are serious illnesses with life-long consequences…

How our teenage girls are seeking approval online

Posted on March 18, 2019 by Common Sense Media

From selfies to shout-outs, girls are using social media both to build up and break down their self-image...

Why (and how) parents should help teens develop a healthy understanding of sex

Posted on March 15, 2019 by ANA Newswire

It might feel counter-intuitive, but parents who want to help teens grow into sexually healthy adults are going ...

Let’s talk about teens and sexting

Posted on March 11, 2019 by Common Sense Media

Teens may "sext" to show off or prove their love...

Teens and body positivity – how parents can help

Posted on March 6, 2019 by PRESS

A happy home environment can help your child to develop an internal sense of control and a positive ...

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