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May 29, 2019
Ask the Experts! Is this normal teenage boy behaviour?
Ask the Experts! Is this normal teenage boy behaviour?

Ask the Experts! Is this normal teenage boy behaviour?   Ask the Experts is your chance to get advice from specialists/experts in the field of adolescence.  So if you've got a question/ issue/ conundrum around parenting teens, send it in and we will ask a specialist in that field to provide a response to be pu...

June 26, 2018
Should parents be their teen's friend?
Should parents be their teen's friend?

Should parents be their teen's friend? Exploring Teens written debate - Series #1, debate #1 (To ensure you don't miss any, subscribe to our monthly newsletter by clicking here)   Before we begin, I ask for consideration of the following: Please appreciate that these writers are not professional writ...

August 29, 2018
Would you tell another parent if you heard something about their teen?
Would you tell another parent if you heard something about their teen?

Would you tell another parent if you heard something about their teen?   Exploring Teens written debate - Series #1, debate #5 (To ensure you don't miss any, subscribe to our monthly newsletter by clicking here)   Before we begin, I ask for consideration of the following: Please appreciate tha...

May 31, 2019
Fresh Look, Fresh Take: Exploring Makeup With Your Teenager
Fresh Look, Fresh Take: Exploring Makeup With Your Teenager

Fresh Look, Fresh Take: Exploring Makeup With Your Teenager By Jennifer Axley   With 58% of girls between 8-18 wearing makeup - and 65% of those girls starting with makeup between the ages of 8-13 - the age at which parents are talking to their kids about their appearance is getting younger and younger. Ma...