Tweens to teens
They say that your child's early years go by in the blink of an eye. This video shows just that, with 14 years flying by in 4 minutes.
Dealing with a combination of hormones, peer pressure and bodily changes makes parenting teens like walking on eggshells.
Three pint-sized triplets have taken up boxing and it's not the first time they've had to put up a fight.
Putting our daughter in danger as we follow our passion is the best gift we know to give her.
Teenagers losing faith in official mental health services are turning to informal counselling from those who have lost loved ones to suicide.
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The mother of a girl who committed suicide wants teens given the blunt facts.
Lorde has again shown she is not without flaws, while highlighting the fact pictures do lie.
Linda and Lou Pelletier took their daughter to hospital last year to see a specialist. That didn't happen - instead they lost custody of her.
Coping with a child who suffers from mental illness has taught me not to judge, not to ask why, not to doubt my abilities as a parent.
New Zealand could be one of the first countries to introduce on-demand and online school examinations.
Primary school kids crying during tests, five-year-olds getting tutored - is life getting harder for kids?
Combining fashion design and marketing, a brother and sister fulfill dream of own business in early 20s.
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