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    “I want better education regarding sex for both boys and girls [and] information about pornography, and the way it influences harmful sexual practices.”

    This post comes from an article originally posted on Collective Shout by Melinda Tankard Reist. “[I want] better education regarding sex for both boys and girls [and] information about pornography, and the way it influences harmful sexual practices.” These are the words of Lucy, aged 15, one of 600 young Australian women and girls who…

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    PARENTING ADOLESCENTS – TIPS THAT MAY MAKE A DIFFERENCE

    Having worked with 8yr-18yr for the past 6 years, I have put together a few tips that may help your parenting skills. Learning what is going on in the heads of tweens and teens over the past number of years helps me to stay up to date on the many issues and problems they may…

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    TEENAGERS ARE CONSUMING A BATH FULL OF SUGARY DRINKS A YEAR

      Teenagers are drinking the equivalent of almost a bath full of sugary drinks every year, a charity has warned. New figures from Cancer Research UK suggest those aged 11 to 18 each drink just over 234 cans of soft drink a year – or one bathtub full. Those aged between four and 10 are having…

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    Teach your kids to be brave and courageous.

    Kids and teens will usually step up to expectations or step down to them. If we expect them to try hard, they usually will – if we expect them to give up, they usually will. Be careful how you speak to your kids and teens as they do ‘listen to your words and learn from…

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    THE IMPORTANCE OF GRANDPARENTS IN OUR KIDS & TEENAGERS LIVES

    Those of us lucky enough to have grandmothers and/or grandfathers know how influential they can be in our lives. If you already are or soon to be a grandparent, you most likely appreciate this role, perhaps more than any other you’ve ever had. It’s a well known fact that grandchildren provide a focus for many…

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    THE IMPORTANCE OF SELF-DEVELOPMENT FOR TEENAGERS

    I recently ran a Self-Development workshop with a Transition Year group and was surprised at their reactions. This workshop was aimed at helping the students to understand the importance of a number of topics; The importance of liking yourself – Positive Self-Esteem. The meaning of Friendship. Getting to know your Strengths and learning to understand…

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    THE IMPORTANCE OF SELF-DEVELOPMENT FOR TEENAGERS

    I recently ran a Self-Development workshop with a Transition Year group and was surprised at their reactions. This workshop was aimed at helping the students to understand the importance of a number of topics; The importance of liking yourself – Positive Self-Esteem. The meaning of Friendship. Getting to know your Strengths and learning to understand…

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    Mobile Phones in Teenagers Bedrooms during Sleeping Hours

    Teenagers – The Effects of Phones in Bedrooms during Sleeping Hours In 2012 it was estimated that 1/3 of teenagers slept with their phones under their pillow. I wonder what that percentage would be today? It is a growing concern that lack of sleep is one of the biggest issues with young people – especially…

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    STUDENT PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

      JumpStartYourConfidence launches: PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS FOR STUDENTS (Primary and Secondary Schools) There is an inordinate amount of pressure on young people in school and socially today – from exam pressures to self-image concerns to trying to deal with the daily pressures of growing up – when facing the ongoing pressure of Social Media. Young…

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