Tweens to teens

Tweens to teens

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Students starving themselves

Girls stressed by assessments are ending up in mental health units and starving themselves.

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Forget 'fix it' mode

When we try to rescue our kids from hurt feelings by changing the people around them, we deny them the opportunity to learn valuable life skills.

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Standards surviving

The controversial National Standards are turning five. Do they belong in our schools?

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It's hard to let kids grow up

Encouraging independence in our kids can be as hard for them as it is for us.

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Teens drinking to get smashed

At 14, a "wasted" Chloe* passed out and woke up to a guy trying to "get with" her.

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Failure to launch

Got a high school or university kid who zones out with TV instead of tackling his study? You might be part of the problem.

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Teen sex manual 'too graphc'

A new book aimed at demystifying sex for teens featuring real life photos of teen couples has been deemed too much by some parents.

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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.

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School lunches 'harm kids'

Our school canteens are still selling foods high in saturated fat, sugar and sodium.

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Misconceptions about teens

Think your teenager hates you and doesn't ever listen to you? Read this.

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Swift's message to bullied girl

Taylor Swift has reached out to a bullied teen on Instagram, with an inspirational message.

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Adams gives back

Rising basketball star Steven Adams is determined to give another kid the same opportunities he had.

Tamati Falwasser and Austin Graham

Charting a success story

After just eight months, charter schools claim they are making great strides with struggling students.

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Art spelling list

Teach your kids to spell with our themed spelling lists.

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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.

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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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