#selfies – You are worth more than the sum total of your ‘likes’

The numerical value of all their ‘likes’, ‘followers’ and ‘friends’, do not present an accurate picture of the quality of their social experiences, the total of their abilities or a reflection of their worth. Read more [...]

It’s about teaching boys AND girls mutual respect

There are currently hundreds of articles demanding that young men respect young women - and so they should. However, something has become blindingly apparent, and this is the major point being missed. Read more [...]

Video Games can be good for you…wait, what?

“You know what’s really exciting about video games is you don’t just interact with the game physically—you’re not just moving your hand on a joystick, but you’re asked to interact with the game psychologically and emotionally as well. You’re not just watching the characters on screen; you’re becoming those characters.” Read more [...]

The complicated issue of school bullying

"Mum, I was bullied today!" - Little else evokes as fierce emotions in parents. However, I am going to say something a little emotion provoking myself... We will never fully stamp out bullying!... there, I said it! Read more [...]

Sex Education, in the restaurant

As the evening progressed, I realized that every table had something in common. Every adult and every child (even the girl with the earphones) would spend several minutes, distracted from their conversations, staring up at that giant screen. Yes, even my own family. Read more [...]

Kim Kardashian – A role model?

Firstly, we don't give teen girls enough credit if we think that they actually regard Kim Kardashian as a good role model. Read more [...]

Connect, connect, connect: How to best ensure your teen gets through adolescence as safely as possible

“Teens are all just a bunch of drunken yobos.” Right? – Wrong! Last week a principal got up after a Parent Information Evening that I had just presented at his school and started by saying "I think I have learnt two main things as a parent tonight - 'delay, delay, delay' and 'connect, connect, connect'!" Read more [...]

Understanding Teenage Girls – Video

My interview on Sunrise alongside Girlfriend Magazine’s editor Sarah Tarca and teen author Steph Bowe.

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There are never ‘two sides’ to child abuse!

I find that parents are often embarrassed to talk to one another about their child’s sexual curiosity, because they don’t always know what is ‘normal’. May I assure you that children have a natural inquisitiveness about their bodies and about sex. Sexual curiosity is part of a child’s learning about her gender. Read more [...]

Look for the Helpers – helping young people process media trauma

How do we help children to process evil incidents that are published in the international media? Read more [...]