Tagged: teens

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 »

Keeping your kids safe on Instagram

Keeping your kids safe on Instagram

Instagram is a photo, video, and message sharing app with a huge following, especially among young people. Learn more about how you can keep your kids safe on Instagram. 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 »

17 must-know tips to negotiating teen birthdays

teen birthday parties

We have thrown some cracker birthday parties over my teen’s 15 year existence and hosting them is a lot of fun albeit kinda chaotic and exhausting! Continue reading »

Tips for starting the high school year

starting the high school year

We’re flying head first into the new school year and, if you’re like us, we’re cracking into the start of another crazy year as best prepared as we can be. Being prepared is especially important if this is your child’s first year at secondary school. Continue reading »

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


You hear this said all the time, “we live in a different world these days…” Well, I’ve been thinking about things that are ‘different’… but also somehow the same, like: Continue reading »

Transitioning from tween to teen responsibilities

teen responsibilities

Our young teens often ‘feel’ like adults, but as parents, we habitually still treat them like kids. The fact is, they are still ‘kids’ in some respects, but they are also growing up and evolving into 21st century teenagers (kind of like adolescent adults). Transitioning from tween to teen responsibilities is a see-saw that many of us, including myself, are precariously trying to balance. 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 »

Raising Responsible Teens – The 6 key ingredients

raising teenagers

Sometimes teenagers seem to turn into different people overnight, and parents just don’t know how to handle their changing child – much less how to enjoy the teenage years. Find out the 6 key ingredients to raising responsible teens. Continue reading »

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