Tag Archive for: teenagers

What is a Zalpha?

A Zalpha is a term used to describe those born on the cusp of these two generations – Generation Z and Generation Alpha.

Screen and Social Media Use Amongst Young Aussies

Three quarters of Gen Z and 72% of Gen Y indicate they struggle spending too much time on screens and technology.

Parties and Alcohol – Do Parents Have Any Influence on Teens?

Parties give teens an opportunity for socialising – but I’m often asked, “How much influence do parents have on teens, parties and alcohol consumption?”

6 Tips on Young Teens, Sleepovers and Parties

How can we prepare our children for High School parties and sleepovers, where drinking might be involved? Collett Smart shares expert advice.

Connecting with Teens – 6 Tips

Somehow it’s socially acceptable for adults to belittle teens – which only divides us. How can we change the stereotype, and connect with our teens better?

Stop the Violence: A Church’s Bold Move to Stamp Out Abuse

Anglicare has launched a new youth program called Before It Starts aimed at preventing an all-too-common form of violence in Australia.

7 Tips for Raising Girls

Dr Justin Coulson gives seven tips for raising happy, responsible and strong teenage girls

Sleep Deprivation and Teens

When we systematically allow our teenagers to go to bed late we couldn’t design a worse system for learning and wellbeing.

Has Digital Technology Been Good For Teenagers? It Depends.

For the current generation of teenagers, digital tech is as much a part of their lives as pimples and puberty, and it comes with pros and cons.

Graduate Job Readiness

There seems to be an increasing disconnect between what students are being prepared for and what the workforce expects of graduates.

The Cultivation of Character

It can no longer be about looking good. Cultivation of character is about being good. What if we expected more of ourselves, our kids and the teams we lead?

Happy Families Podcast: My Daughter Has a Boyfriend

Letting go is one of the hardest and scariest things a parent can do. Kylie Coulson shares her feelings about her daughter who has just begun dating.

60 Things I Would Tell My 16 Year Old Self

If I could stand face to face with my 16-year-old self I would have a lot to tell her. She probably wouldn’t listen but I’ll say it anyway!

Delaying Sex in the Teen Years – It’s Good But Not For The Reasons You Think

7 tips for parents when having ‘the talk’ to empower their teenagers to make safe, informed and healthy decisions around sex.

Get Your Teen Reading Again With New Sci-Fi Series About Choosing to Fit In or Do What’s Right

‘Apprentice’ follows young Flick, who becomes conflicted when she has a choice between wanting to fit in and standing up for what’s right.

How to Deal With Child to Parent Aggression

Do you know if your teenager’s acting out is in fact aggression that needs to be addressed? Learn 7 tips to help when things turn aggressive or violent.

Educator’s Message to the Class of 2020: “It’s All About You” Right Now

While parents normally try to teach their kids “It’s not all about you”, author Gabbie Stroud says this moment in time is an exception.

“Leave Them Alone and They’ll Come Home”

Should we as parents accept the inevitability of losing connection with our kids when they become teens, or can we dare to hope for something better?