Behaviour

Behaviour

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Pressure to be perfect

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

Swift's message to bullied girl

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

6 things said to firstborns

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

Letter to my kids

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

New future is teen's new high

'I thought it was OK cause it was legal'

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

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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.

Teens on Tinder

Teenagers, as young as 15, are using a popular smartphone app to arrange casual sexual encounters.

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When bullying stops, everyone wins

Tawhirirangi Mason used to torment classmates and teachers. Then something changed.

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Girl flees with stranger

A man allegedly travelled hundreds of kilometres to pick up a 12-year-old girl he met online.

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Raising independent teens

Dealing with a combination of hormones, peer pressure and bodily changes makes parenting teens like walking on eggshells.

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Parenting a suicidal teen

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.

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A 12-year-old yogi

Jaysea Devoe is very zen, befitting her job as a yoga instructor - and she's just 12 years old.

Rosie Rixon

Family the secret

The secret to teenage happiness evades most parents.

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Teen gets Maccas tattoo

Teen has a permanent reminder of his last trip to Maccas, after getting his receipt tattooed on his arm.

Viral backfire

Shaming mum learns lesson

In an attempt to show her daughter how quickly a picture can spread over the internet, one mum's 'lesson' backfired.

Cyber bullying

Kids bullied into care

Teenagers are ending up in psychiatric care after being urged to commit suicide online.

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Dad's booze prosecution

The father of an underage teen who illegally bought a bottle of vodka online is looking to bring a private prosecution against supplier The Mill.

FACES OF METH

From drugs to mugs

If the 'just say no to drugs' message isn't getting through to your teens, show them these mugshots.

Colin Bday

Happy Birthday Colin

Colin Wood didn't want to celebrate his birthday, saying he didn't have any friends, so his mum set out to prove him wrong.

Fire

Teens save neighbour

Two teens who rescued a woman from a house fire earlier this year personify the Waikato spirit.

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