Parenting > Teens

Should you be concerned about your child’s celebrity obsession?

Posted on November 11, 2019 by Common Sense Media

Celebrity obsession is a natural part of growing up...

How to help kids dodge cigarette, vape & pot marketing AND stay smoke-free

Posted on November 7, 2019 by Common Sense Media

New ways to smoke, new stuff to smoke, and evolving legal guidelines make it tougher to teach kids ...

Tweens, teens and phones: What 2019 research reveals

Posted on November 4, 2019 by Common Sense Media

Common Sense Media's latest census reveals the shifting nature of kids' online experiences...

Grade 11s: 3 Months, 3 Flexes to set you up for matric success

Posted on October 22, 2019 by PRESS

Grade 11 is the foundation upon which matric success is built...

5 Ways parents can nurture mental health during exam time

Posted on October 17, 2019 by PRESS

Your child’s mental health matters...

How to talk to your teenagers about drugs

Posted on October 15, 2019 by The Conversation

Negotiating parenthood in such a context is tricky to say the least, and can leave parents unsure of ...

Matrics: The 3 times that anxiety can creep up during final exam prep

Posted on October 8, 2019 by PRESS

The upcoming exams are a culmination of 12 years of hard work, and it can feel daunting to ...

Don’t tell your children how to choose a good mate – show them

Posted on October 8, 2019 by ANA Newswire

How do we as parents help our children choose their mates wisely, and what do we say when ...

The risks and benefits of being your child’s friend PLUS where to draw the line

Posted on October 7, 2019 by YourTango

Knowing how to be a good parent is never black and white...

How to handle the violent videos at your child’s fingertips

Posted on October 3, 2019 by Common Sense Media

Another day, another raw video scrolling by. Get tips for talking to kids about the impact of graphic ...

10 Reasons why you should read aloud to big kids too

Posted on October 1, 2019 by Common Sense Media

Even after children can read on their own, they benefit from being read to. Here are 10 good ...

10 Hacks for effective studying

Posted on September 17, 2019 by Contributor

While exams, results, jobs and other pressures can add extra pressure to your life – remember that there ...

WATCH: Parents of teen vaping victim speak out

Posted on September 12, 2019 by ANA Newswire

E-cigarettes generally heat liquid containing nicotine. But there is virtually no research on the long-term effects of vaping.

3 Ways to teach kids to find compassion and empathy behind the screen

Posted on September 10, 2019 by ANA Newswire

Helping teens learn to find compassion and empathy behind the screen starts with parents who listen and model ...

5 Myths and truths about kids’ Internet safety

Posted on September 9, 2019 by Common Sense Media

Help keep your children's online experiences positive and productive by learning the truth (and ignoring the rumours) about ...

Matric finals: Top tips to help your teen perform (and keep your own anxiety in check)

Posted on August 30, 2019 by PRESS

Parents also have an important role to play in ensuring that their children perform optimally...

Is social media giving your teen a negative body image?

Posted on August 21, 2019 by Common Sense Media

As if adolescence weren't painful enough, the pressure to be 'camera-ready' may be adding to teens' body dissatisfaction, ...

Screen time and a lack of sleep could the reason why your kids are acting impulsively and making bad decisions...

Kids’ impulsive behaviour linked to screen time and lack of sleep

Posted on August 19, 2019 by Contributor

Screen time and a lack of sleep could be the reason why your kids are acting impulsively and ...

Screen-time rules according to a teacher

Posted on August 19, 2019 by Common Sense Media

Take it from a schoolteacher and mom: Kids need to manage their online activities - and parents need ...

Life skills your child’s university professor wishes you had taught them

Posted on August 19, 2019 by ANA Newswire

Moving forward is easier for everyone - parent, student and teacher - when life skills are passed on ...

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