Sensitive issues

teenage personal hygiene

Teenagers and personal hygiene

Teenagers smell, it’s a fact of life, any parent will tell you, indeed any 20 year old will remember being smelly, even if they don’t admit it. There are many reasons why teenagers smell, partly because as soon as they could wash themselves you pretty much left them to it at a young age, then

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gay marriage

My child is gay: How to react

Preconceived ideas ‘My child is gay’ – words not all parents are comfortable saying or accepting because as a parent, we may have preconceived ideas of how our children will grow up; the carer they may have, whether they will get married or have children and most presume their son will find a nice girlfriend

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Father daughter activites

Your daughter’s first period: A dads guide

Eeek! Your daughters first period – No mate we’re not talking about school, you know what we mean, the word that strikes fear into the hearts of all dads, right up there with boyfriend! It shouldn’t though, it is after all, something that happens and you need to be prepared for when that day comes.

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Father daughter activites

A Dad’s guide to girls puberty

Looking for a dad’s guide to girls puberty? Many dads can find it difficult to accept their baby daughter is growing into a woman and while some might rely on mums to speak to their daughters about all the changes they will go through, its important for dads to understand what occurs when their daughter

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Coping with an aggressive teenager

We’ve all had experience of moody, sulky teenager syndrome; we’ve either been one, or had the pleasure of raising one. But coping with an aggressive teenager is a different kettle of fish. Challenging behaviour from an adolescent is to be expected and usually goes with the territory of raging hormones and bodily changes, but what if

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Lazy teenager girl

Talking to your teenager

Talking to your teenager is no easy feat; Stereotypes of grunty non-communicative teens can lead parents to expect difficulties and to miss the opportunities that are still present in this phase for close times which can result in both parent and child feeling sad and isolated from the other. The equivalent amount of development that

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