Tweens to teens

Tweens to teens



Grittier texts lure in readers

Teachers are increasingly turning to darker tales to get pupils interested in reading.


How far would you go?

When Greta Small was 10 years old she decided she wanted to be the world's number one alpine skier so her parents sold their house.


Father films teen's selfies

New technology brings news opportunities to embarrass your kids. This dad filmed his teen contorting herself for a series of selfies.

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School donations questioned

A school has been caught out after potentially misleading parents over 'voluntary' donations.

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Adams gives back

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


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Talking about suicide

How does one explain suicide to a child? It is a concept that many adults do not understand.

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Mother like daughter

The greatest challenge of mothering a daughter is to allow them to be themselves.

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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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Obesity and early puberty

Scientists have discovered a new link between childhood obesity and early puberty.

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Pressure to be perfect

Experts are warning that there is a new threat to the wellbeing of young women: perfectionism.

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6 things said to firstborns

Firstborns are the guinea pigs - they deal with parents learning how to be parents.

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Teen slang 101

ICYMI: Oxford Dictionaries have released a list of words that are popular today.

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Boys' schools have an edge

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

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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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