Tagged: teenagers

5 Food Groups Teens Should be Eating – And What to Avoid

5 Food Groups Teens Should be Eating - And What to Avoid

As a parent or guardian, it can be quite tricky trying to cook family meals your adolescent¬†kids will happily eat. We take a look at the 5 key food and beverage groups every teenager should be eating. Then we take a look at what your teens should be avoiding.¬† Continue reading »

Online Porn: It’s Time We Talked to Our Kids


My eyes were opened to the danger our society¬†faces with online pornography and its influence on our young people. You may be your teen’s best source of information when it comes to porn; online pornography: it’s time we talked to our kids. Continue reading »

13 reasons why you need to watch 13 Reasons Why

13 reasons why

I’m sure you’ve heard of the Netflix show 13 Reasons Why at this point, so I won’t get into details of the show’s content. The show certainly has it’s critics. Many of them are from the mental health sector, which is a little weird. I feel like¬†any book, or movie, or TV series that gets¬†us all talking about mental health is a good thing. Continue reading »

Is your teen’s world really that different to yours?


You hear this said all the time,¬†‚Äúwe live in a different world these days‚Ķ” Well, I‚Äôve been thinking about things that are ‚Äėdifferent‚Äô‚Ķ but also somehow the same, like: Continue reading »

Welcoming teenagers into your home

Welcoming teenagers into your home

Our home grows frequently with over energetic teenagers!¬†They blaze into our house brimming with smiles, flailing hair, bags of clothes, giant oversized art folders, the crinkly sound of bags full of snacks and junk food, all engulfed with the beat of their Friday¬†Spotify playlist… But, like most things when it comes to raising teens, having some ‘welcoming teenagers into your home’¬†rules in place will see¬†things run smoothly for you, your teen, and their friends.¬† Continue reading »

13 things to equip your teen with before they go out

13 things to equip your teen with before they go out

It’s hard making that decision as a parent to let your young teenager go out certain places in the first place, right! If you read my previous post on questions to ask your teen before saying yes to going out, you’ll already have thought about about some¬†questions you might like to ask your teen before they head out on their own.¬† Continue reading »

Questions to ask before you say YES to your teenager

questions to ask

“Mom, can I pleeeeaaase go to Regina’s* Birthday¬†party/Sleepover on Saturday?”¬†pleads Miss 14.

“Which one is Regina again?”¬† I reply.
“Remember, she’s that new girl I met at School¬†last week, you know … the one with the hair!”¬†Miss 14 blurts back with attitude, annoyed¬†that I don’t instantly know who she is talking about. Continue reading »

What employers want from your teen

What employers want from your teen

What do you want to be when you grow up? An astronaut, doctor or maybe an All Black? Perhaps like me, you‚Äôve yet to decide‚Ķ.. Continue reading »

Make a fresh start with your teen in 2014

Make a fresh start with your teen in 2014

Like most of us, you were probably hoping for a relaxed and enjoyable time over the summer ¬†break. ¬†¬† Continue reading »

Raising Responsible Teens – The 6 key ingredients

raising teenagers

Sometimes teenagers seem to turn into different people overnight, and parents just don‚Äôt know how to handle their changing child ‚Äď much less how to enjoy the teenage years. Find out the 6 key ingredients to raising responsible teens. Continue reading »

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