Tweens to teens

Tweens to teens


Teenage girl talking on the phone

Teen slang 101

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

Robin Williams

Talking about suicide

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

mother daughter

Mother like daughter

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

child obesity

Obesity and early puberty

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

teen girl

Pressure to be perfect

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


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Development Lesbian

'Cannot protect her'

I support my beautiful 17-year-old's decision to come out but worry about people's reactions.

father and daughter

Teens moving out

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

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.

Behaviour siblings, older child playing with younger child, swimming

6 things said to firstborns

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

stressed mum

Letter to my kids

Dear kids, it is unbelievably hard to parent you, and I stand by my right to complain.

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.

Activities Art spelling list

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.

Products lego

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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