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Did Your Teen Try Mephedrone At The Last Party?

May 6th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Spare a thought for the parents of Cassi Vaicekonis who were forced to bury their daughter shortly after her 20th birthday. As the media details the drug-infused horror of her final night, the inquest into her death revealed she was taking ecstasy tablets at the age of 16. She was in rehab by [...]

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Tags: Addiction · Anxiety · Drugs

When Your Child Stops Thinking You’re Perfect

April 29th, 2009 · No Comments

A former colleague of mine is bulimic, has been for a good 20 years, and her daughter is about to turn 13.
I’ve been wondering what she will say to her daughter when the child finally takes off her adoring glasses and sees her mum as skin and bones. It’s part of the disappointment of [...]

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Tags: Anxiety · Body Image · Education · Media

Should We Be Pushing Our Teens To Achieve Their Best?

April 22nd, 2009 · No Comments

Are you guilty of hyper-parenting? If you’re not sure, ask yourself the following questions: Do you push your teenager to do better, even when they’re already achieving? Are you competitive on your child’s behalf? Have you lined up all sorts of coaches and tutors to ensure your child gets into the top classes, A-sporting teams? [...]

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Tags: Anxiety · Education · Motivation