Tweens to teens

Tweens to teens

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Teens moving out

When your child decides to live with your ex, instead of split their time between homes.

teenage boy

Things are changing

When is it normal for a boy's voice to change?

Pregnant

Coping with teen pregnancy

Annabel* became pregnant at 15. She knew her father would be heartbroken so she arranged for a termination the day after her 16th birthday.

teen sex

A healthy approach to sex

In the age of sexting, social media and online porn, how do young men learn to be healthy, happy sexual beings?

JENNER

Life as a ghost writer

Who wrote the young adult novel recently released by Kendall and Kylie Jenner? (Hint: it wasn't the reality starlets).

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Development Jaylani Turner

Paris date for young model

Jaylani Turner has been brushing up on her Te Reo for when she competes in the Face of the Globe pageant in Paris later this year.

A brief guide to teen talk

My 12-year-old forbade me to read her phone, so of course I thought something was up and had a snoop. Trouble is I couldn't decode the text talk.

Health & nutrition weight

My teenage weight battle

When I was a teenager, my weight started to creep out of control. I struggled to maintain it, much to the concern of my slim parents.

Paige Gallien

Cannabis 'the only option'

Desperate mothers and fathers growing their own cannabis or importing oil to treat their seriously ill children.

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Bullied teen to meet net giant

A homeschooled Hutt teen's anti-bullying video has got the attention of Google bosses.

jamol Ngatai

New future is teen's new high

A teenager has stubbed out his addiction to synthetic cannabis and picked up a toolbelt.

Education all boys school

Boys' schools have an edge

Boys in single-sex education appear to be ditching the sporty stereotype and performing better.

Ayla Hutchinson

Sold-out success

A teenager's invention which makes chopping kindling easy and safe is in hot demand.

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Art spelling list

Teach your kids to spell with our themed spelling lists.

Austin Delaney-Girdlestone

Success caps siblings' efforts

Combining fashion design and marketing, a brother and sister fulfill dream of own business in early 20s.

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The joys of Lego

Last year he won a $100 voucher – this year Simeon Collier-Foley is vying for a family holiday in Florida.

Rebekah Smith

Gulliver a winner

A six foot homage to Gulliver's Travels has won Cambridge 12-year-old Rebekah Smith a trip to Legoland in Florida.

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