5 Ways to Cope with Teenage Tantrums

1. Pay Attention Your teenager needs to know that they are being listened to, and it is important that you show them that their opinion is valid. Even though this may be the natural reaction to a teen who is being violent, loud or aggressive, dismissing them immediately will send them the message that they are […]

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

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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 or trade-related. Then comes the post-school world and its myriad responsibilities which many teens worry about beforehand. Couple this with peer pressure, holding down a part-time job, maintaining various relationships, achieving satisfactory grades and having little time to truly reflect and develop this transformational time of life, there is little wonder amidst the chaos that some kids get a little stressed out. While we face many similar obstacles in the adult world, we continue to place strident boundaries between our universes, increasing the pressure as well as our inability to connect and understand. But in order to truly be there for our kids, especially those facing mental and emotional struggles such as eating disorders, we must remove this barrier and open our hearts and minds to help them with this often devastating issue. (more…)

Real Life Maths – STEM Ambassadors

 

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 the diversity of future career opportunities available through the application of maths. (more…)

Allergy in a Nut Shell

Although allergy to food is a common problem and affects about 1 in 10 infants in Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States, there is still quite a bit of confusion about what the term allergy means, how we get allergic to food and what we can do to prevent it occurring. The aim […]

Teenagers’ IQs – New Research Proves Surprising

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

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 […]

The Teen Eating Disorder Defense Mechanism

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 […]