Posts in Parenting and Physical Health

Have I done enough?

01 May, 2019

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... (more)

Understanding Anxiety

29 March, 2019

Understanding Anxiety Anxiety, fear and worry are a normal part of life, particularly for teens. For some young people, anxiety can be a big problem. By Professor Jennie Hud... (more)

Set yourself and your Teenager up for a successful 2019!

28 January, 2019

Set yourself and your Teenager up for a successful 2019! 3 Ways to wipe the slate clean   By Davina Donovan As featured on ... (more)

Alarmed but not alert

28 January, 2019

Alarmed but not alert I look around as I feel myself being dreamily lulled to the soothing lyrical strums of delicately played harps. I pinch myself and shake my head — no... (more)

Ask the Experts! Do I buy alcohol for my teen to take to a party?

28 December, 2018

Ask the Experts! Do I buy alcohol for my teen to take to a party?   Ask the Experts is your chance to get advice from specialists/experts in the field ... (more)

Is there a ‘Right’ and ‘Wrong’ Style of Parenting?

14 December, 2018

Is there a ‘Right’ and ‘Wrong’ Style of Parenting? By Jennifer Axley The way you raise your child can have a big bearing on their future happiness and ... (more)

Supporting a Teen with Mental Illness

27 November, 2018

Supporting a Teen with Mental Illness As a parent of a teen experiencing mental illness, you provide critical support. By Dr Anne Honey   As part of... (more)

Would you tell another parent if you heard something about their teen?

29 August, 2018

Would you tell another parent if you heard something about their teen?   Exploring Teens written d... (more)

Teen boys, a glimpse from the rear view mirror!

26 March, 2018

Teen boys, a glimpse from the rear view mirror!   When one of my sons was in year 12, we'd had a rough morning one day, mid way through term 1 which caused ... (more)

Grant me Serenity (and a son with clean teeth)!

21 March, 2018

Grant me Serenity (and a son with clean teeth)!   OK, as parents, you’ll understand when I say that I love my teenage son with all my heart, but &hellip... (more)