Why perfectionism is damaging to your teen's mental health

2019-03-28 09:36

It's been linked to anxiety, stress, depression, eating disorders and suicide. Here's what parents can do to ensure their teens aren't pursuing perfection at the cost of their mental health.

Expert advice for helping your challenging teen

2017-09-15 17:08

Learn how to properly deal with your teenager.

INFOGRAPHIC: A day in the life of the app-addicted teen

2017-09-01 10:15

Ever wondered what life is like for the average teen with a smartphone? Here's a look.

20 things I’m going to stop doing before I turn 20

2017-06-28 16:14

A look at a few lessons learnt from my teenage years.

How parental television viewing affects teens sexual behaviour

2017-03-10 12:36

Are your television programme choices a catalyst for healthy or unhealthy sexual behaviour for your teens?

Positive discipline for your teen

2016-10-12 12:26

Disciplining a teen is tricky to get right, especially if they still trying to figure out their own identity.

"Headphones" teen girl has best response to online jerks

2016-08-25 12:23

After seeing sexual social media comments on her innocent pic of headphones, this teen went viral showing everyone how jerks aren't provoked, they're just jerks.

Turn your passion into your career, proudly!

2015-09-07 15:00

Dene Botha talks about entrepreneurship and young, talented South Africans.

The end of shotgun parenting

2015-08-11 15:19

If you need to threaten your child’s love interest, you’re doing it wrong.

Should you buy your teen a car?

2015-06-25 14:37

Things to consider when helping your child choose the right car


These are the top 3 qualities teens value most in friendships

2019-01-22 11:59

Turning the stereotypical view of teens on its head, a study of learners from 11 schools across Wales is proving that young people today have a wide world view and value kindness over popularity.

How the smartphone affected an entire generation of kids

2017-09-01 16:04

New research is putting the first generation of kids to grow up with the smartphone into sharp focus.

Young addicts should follow 12 steps just like AA

2017-08-14 15:37

A programme similar to Alcoholics Anonymous may help teens recover from their addictions.

Just the thought of adult acne has turned me into a teenager again

2017-05-29 13:47

The hint of a single pimple in your 30s can see all your teenage angst and insecurities come rushing back.

What is self-harm or cutting and why should we know more about it?

2017-02-28 08:51

Adolescence can be a challenging and overwhelming new chapter of your child's life. It may be a frustrating and emotional journey. Self-harm may be an option your child chooses to help them cope.

How schools use language as a way to exclude children

2016-09-08 10:06

More and more young people in South Africa have taken the decision to rise up and take a stand. Their actions are uncovering injustices which have been around for decades, if not longer.

Friends, money and condoms

2015-11-04 13:40

These are the conversations you need to have with your teen.

Head lice alert with selfie craze

2015-08-27 10:28

Expert warns that group pics may lead to treatment-resistant nits.

"Nobody loves me" - teens and heartbreak

2015-08-11 13:23

Helping your teen deal with heartbreak: when to back off and when to be there.

3 basic social media guidelines

2015-06-08 13:44

An ill-thought out status update has more power than your teen may realise.

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