Is my child addicted to technology?
If you were to ask them, many parents would say the thing they are most worried about when it comes to their children becoming teenagers, is drugs, but there is a new addiction that is taking over our teenager’s lives, and that is technology.
When Teens Get it Wrong – How to Manage Teen Behaviour in Ways that Nurture Growth
All teenagers get it wrong sometimes. As parents, it’s important that we understand how to balance a strong emotional connection with solid boundaries to nurture their growth.
Strengthening Teens Against Peer Pressure
Peer pressure is a very normal part of adolescence. As parents, there are things we can do to help our children withstand some of these pressures.
Teenage Flare-Ups: Why They Happen and How to Deal With Them
The incomplete development of the teenage brain means they'll often misinterpret everyday communication. Understanding this as parents can help us to communicate more effectively with our adolescents and reduce the…
Adolescents and Friendships: What Parents Need to Know
During the teen years, friendships and a need to belong become a very significant part of life. It's important to understand how real this is and how you can best…
Anxiety in Teens – What You Need to Know About Anxiety
Most of our teenagers will experience anxiety at some point in time during their adolescent years. It's important as their parents to help them understand what it is, why it…
Why Teens Will Often Be Driven Towards Risky Behaviour (Sexting, Drinking etc) and What Parents Can Do
Did you know the human brain is not fully developed until about the age of 24? In this video, Karen Young discusses what is happening in the brains of teenagers,…
Teens and Social Media – Why it Matters and How to Keep it Healthy
Social media is a big part of a teenager's life. As parents, it's our job to understand why it matters so much to our teens and how we can help…
Teens and Depression – Why Teens are Vulnerable and What Parents Can Do
The brain changes that teenagers experience make them particularly vulnerable to depression. Knowing the different areas where this vulnerability occurs can help parents understand how best to support their adolescents…
The Adolescent Brain – The Important Changes Parents Need to Know About
The adolescent brain is going through extreme changes. Understanding this and being responsive to it will help parents maintain a connection with their teen.
What persona mask does your teen wear and how do we break through these to be able to see them for who they really are?