The articles and blog items included here are editorial pieces that provide a helpful insight into particular areas that challenge us as we parent our teens. 

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December 06, 2017
How to Deal with an ATAR Surprise
How to Deal with an ATAR Surprise

How to Deal with an ATAR Surprise By Helen Green When I received my VCE results, the postman who I thought held my ‘fate’ at the time, decided to ride past our house for a bit of fun. I can still recall the split-second panic. Soon thousands of students will know their Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR...

November 30, 2019
Top 10 posts on the Exploring Teens Facebook page for 2019
Top 10 posts on the Exploring Teens Facebook page for 2019

Are you keen to know the topics that kept the Australian parents of teens most interested? As we wrap up 2019, we have pulled together a summary of the highest reaching posts on the Exploring Teens Facebook page that will reveal exactly what they were:   What Yumi Stynes learnt when she planned her teenager's p...

May 30, 2019
Schoolies — the full story
Schoolies — the full story

Schoolies — the full story The term ‘schoolies’ can instil fear in parents, but graduation celebrations can be safe, fun and rewarding. By Briar Jensen   Schoolies, or school-leavers week, is seen as a rite of passage for those finishing high school. It’s a chance to unwind, have fun and celebrate independ...

May 01, 2019
Have I done enough?
Have I done enough?

Have I done enough? A reflection on parenting teens By Mathea Viles   Recently, I spent an hour with an incredibly treasured friend who also happens to be a family therapist. What I love about every time I meet with him is the opportunity it provides me to think about the way I think.  To view life from...