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    With teen mental health deteriorating over five years, there ’s a likely culprit November 14, 2017 2.36pm GMT (The conversation.com)

    Around 2012, something started going wrong in the lives of teens. In just the five years between 2010 and 2015, the number of U.S. teens who felt useless and joyless – classic symptoms of depression – surged 33 percent in large national surveys. Teen suicide attempts increased 23 percent. Even more troubling, the number of…

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    THE PASSENGER BY MADISYN TAYLOR

    Simply going through the motions of life puts us directly in the passenger seat when we should really be in the driver’s seat. It’s easy to go through this fast-paced world feeling as if you are being dragged through your weeks on the back of a wild horse. Many of us go from one thing…

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    THE IMPORTANCE OF BUILDING RESILIENCE IN OUR KIDS & TEENAGERS

    We want our kids to be happy, successful, healthy and safe – this is a natural wish for every parent. But the reality is ‘there are no guarantees – except for those we wish were not there’. Despite our hopes, prayers, and best endeavours the only guarantees we have are; no matter what we do,…

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    PEER PRESSURE – HOW CAN WE HELP AND TEACH OUR TEENAGERS THE IMPORTANCE OF MAKING GOOD CHOICES FOR THEMSELVES AND NOT FOR THEIR PEERS. (Teens aged between 13-16 years of age)

    I have run a number of workshops in schools over the past 12 months. The issues I see coming up over and over again that really concern me are: peer pressure, social media addiction, exam pressures, friendship issues, family expectations, sexual expectations, lack of communication at home, being judged by family (because of peers behaviour…

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    HOW DO WE RAISE BRAVE, CONFIDENT KIDS?

    What did we do for fun when we were kids? Did we come home from school, spend 1/2 hours on homework and then take to the screen (phone, tablet, laptop)? Did we spend hours during our holidays chatting with our friends online, playing games online, relying on internet to communicate and entertain ourselves? Did we…

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