Online and social network problems

The different ways in which teens and parents view social media

The different ways in which teens and parents view social media

Social media is possibly responsible for the biggest generation gap between those born before the 1980’s and those born after. Like any generational difference, there can be a tendency for the older ones to be critical and concerned about the hard to fathom behaviour of the younger tribe members. Twitters, Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram have

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Reaching Out For Help

Reaching Out For Help

Lots of people still have mixed feelings about using professional support, even during times of struggle. Fears of being judged or misunderstood can get in the way of admitting to personal difficulties. Many individuals and families continue to go it alone, even during time of increased pressure and stress. More People Are Asking For Help

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How children deal with difficult situations in life

How children deal with difficult situations in life

All parents want to protect their children, at some point your child will end up facing a difficult situation. However, how your child deals with that situation can be a great life lesson. Providing life skills needed throughout the teenage years and beyond. As much as we might like to be, we can’t be there

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stranger danger

Stranger Danger

There is a fine line between educating kids about Stranger Danger and making them terrified of meeting new people. Strangers are everywhere you go, most of them are perfectly nice, decent people. As adults we know this, but we are also aware that there exists a tiny minority who are not. But how to impart

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Is social media ruining girls confidence

Is social media ruining girls confidence

Social media: a ubiquitous feature of modern life. Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram et al mean our every move, thought and experience can be captured and posted for the world to see, comment upon and share. We are exposed to countless videos, articles and photographs in our increasingly connected world. In my former life as

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Dealing with insulting teens

Dealing with insulting teens

Teens can be testy, we all know that. Adolescence is a tough time, so cut them a bit of slack. There comes a point when general teenage grumpiness crosses that line and mutates into behaviour that is rude and unacceptable. So what’s the best way to deal with it when your teen becomes insulting? Give

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