The benefits of part-time work go beyond teenagers having their own money, but balance with home and school is key.
A youth worker says children as young as 11 are having sex in Invercargill, which has one of the highest NZ teen pregnancy rates.
Kiwi kids are missing out on up to six hours of sleep a night, ranking them amongst the sleepiest students in the world.
New research from the US shows girls as young as eight feel under pressure to wear makeup.
Our overtly sexual environment is generating depressed, lonely people, writes Steve Biddulph.
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The so-called ''helicopter'' parent is becoming ubiquitous, with new research showing more than 90 per cent of school psychologists and counsellors are encountering over-involved parents.
Walking past a group of young girls on the weekend my 11-year-old daughter asked: "Mummy, do all teenagers dress like that?"
Turbo-charged parents still running their university-aged children's schedules, laundry and vacations could be doing more harm than good with a study showing these students were more likely to be depressed and dissatisfied with life.
Today, class, we are going to talk about the science of parenting. Bear with me as I try to explain how the laws of osmosis and inertia play an unexpected role in the art of parenting.
Everyone graduates from high school knowing how to read, write and do basic maths (hopefully). But to be a self-sufficient adult, those skills are not enough. In fact, they're nowhere close to enough.
Do children have the right to make autonomous decisions or do parents need to set limits?
Can you possibly have a normal childhood growing up in the White House? Family dinners and strict homework rules are a good start writes Krissah Thompson.
Navigating the torturous teenage years just got a whole lot harder for girls and their parents with a new pressure to add to the list - to be "hair free".
Fathers' attitudes toward teen sex and the emotional closeness of their relationship with their teens have a sizable influence on their teens' sexual behaviour.
US study suggests popular kids are more likely to be successful in later life than their uncool peers.
At what age would you be comfortable for your daughter to get her first facial or manicure?
A new study has found boys may be entering puberty earlier than in generations past, suggesting it's not just girls who are developing at earlier ages.
For Fina Weight, 16, the "starting-out" wage of $10.80 an hour before tax makes dog-walking look good.
Will Generation Z - history's most technologically adept - evolve into tomorrow's realists or idealists?
Girls shouldn't be shamed for dressing the way society teaches them to, an academic says.
The lure of her iPad prevents 14-year-old Shekanah Ranga from getting to sleep before midnight.
They can drink, smoke, vote and get married, but many 21-year-olds still don't consider themselves adults.
The abstinence movement is bending the definition of "virgin" beyond recognition.
Stephen Hannen survived the Cave Creek disaster; now he is a tower of strength for a vulnerable youth.
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