HIV – The Dangers Of Teenage Complacency by Gemma Dobson

April 28, 2015

  Growing up in the sixties and seventies was great. It was a time of great innocence which nonetheless managed to feel very naughty. Free love was in the air, contraception was advancing, and it seemed like consequence-free recreational sex really could become a reality. Then along came the eighties, and brought us back to earth […]

Eating Us Up Inside: Confronting Eating Disorders in Our Kids by Gemma Dobson

March 10, 2015
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It seems that in this day and age our kids are under more pressure than ever before; although critics may argue that children and adolescents have always faced various pressures, but they change with each generation. Well before university our kids must make a life-changing decision about which career path to follow, be it academic […]

Unleash Creativity-How Encouraging Your Teens Creativity Supports Their Development- by Amy Kelly

June 30, 2014

The splash of color comes to life as senior Natalie Smith, quietly bends over her artwork adding the final details to her abstract painting. She studies it and continues to dab her paint brush into the canvas, slowly breathing life into her masterpiece. When asked why she enjoys painting, she simply says, “Drawing and painting […]

Real Life Maths – STEM Ambassadors

January 10, 2014

  To help encourage more girls to study and enjoy maths, STEMNET sought out six diverse and inspirational women, who are STEM Ambassadors, to talk about the importance that maths plays in their role on an everyday basis.  Their stories are intended to engage young people’s interest, motivate their future development and develop excitement about […]


October 12, 2012

Mobile phones managed to mostly kick their classroom stigma once the iPhone, Android, Blackberry, and other PDA-cellular hybrids (also known as “smartphones,” but you knew that already) popped onto the scene. Thanks to the veritable Library of Alexandria of apps available on the respective markets, life can run that much smoother for professionals of all […]

Teenagers’ IQs – New Research Proves Surprising

May 8, 2012

Teenagers’ IQs can go up as well as down, researchers at the Welcome Trust have found.  Those of us with teens will know that they need a great deal of support during these crucial years – we’re not just a taxi service and personal chefs, but educators and counsellors too. But now there’s even more […]

Anger Management for Teen Children

April 27, 2012

The teenage years are crucial in the growth of children. Unfortunately these are the years where children experience some of their most challenging encounters. This particular period in a child’s life can take them down many paths, some of them not so pleasant. Teen children who are forced to deal with upsetting circumstances often lash […]

How Expert Parenting Can Help You In Difficult Situations

April 14, 2012

By Robert Winterson Expert parenting is usually sought when you want to know what are the activities you can help your child to choose. The other area is much more difficult and is aimed at what to do when you notice your teen is hanging out with the wrong crowd. You may see some red […]

The Teen Eating Disorder Defense Mechanism

March 27, 2012

Adolescence can be a very stressful time when people begin gaining independence and discovering who they are. The teen years are when people establish new friendships and also when they find that their body has begun to develop. When a person enters puberty, it can be a very stressful, confusing and frightening period. A lucky […]

Smoking and Its Negative Impact on Developing Teen Brains

February 27, 2012

Teenage smoking results in serious harmful effects that persist throughout the life of an individual. In addition to damaging various vital systems like cardiac and respiratory systems, smoking severely impacts the functioning of a teen\’s brain. In this article, we will discuss on how smoking affects the developing brains of teens. Statistics of teen smoking […]

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