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A 12-year-old is Pregnant. What Should We Be Doing About This?

June 16th, 2009 · 3 Comments

A 12-year-old girl is pregnant and we are calling for Department of Community Services (DoCS) blood.
A father is left wondering how this could have happened when he had alerted DoCS to the fact that his former partner was allowing his then 11-year-old daughter to share a bed with her 15-year-old boyfriend.
We clearly need someone to [...]

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Tags: Beauty · Education · Media · Motivation · Parental Bonding · Pregnancy · Relationships · Rules · sex

When Your Teen Wants Piercings In Places That Make You Wince

May 1st, 2009 · No Comments

A friend shared the story of her daughter’s body piercing with me today and it made me feel uneasy. The 15-year-old wanted her belly button pierced and her mother felt powerless to object against this apparent act of rebellion. So she did what any modern day parent of a teenager would do and drove [...]

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Tags: Beauty · Grooming · Health · Law · Parental Bonding

Save Their Skin

April 8th, 2009 · No Comments

Like any mother guilty of over-parenting, I keep a close eye on my teenage son’s skin.
When my son turned 12, a close friend who was once the Managing Director of a luxury beauty company, handed me a set of Biotherm products, Acnopur, for teenage skin. The French-made products were of such a high quality [...]

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Tags: Beauty · Grooming · Self-esteem

New Thinking On Anorexia

April 2nd, 2009 · 1 Comment

I can’t tell you how many times I was called before the media to be held accountable for teenage anorexia in Australia between the years 1989 to 1993. I was Editor of Dolly then and anorexia was clearly caused by young women’s magazines because we published images of models within our pages. (The media blaming [...]

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Tags: Anorexia · Beauty

Does Your Daughter Need A $30 Blow-dry?

March 27th, 2009 · 1 Comment

According to Sydney’s Daily Telegraph, hairdresser Joh Bailey has decided to focus his efforts on getting teenage girls into his salon for a regular blow-dry.
Your daughter can front up to Joh and crew to be primped and preened as part of the special new teen range of services.
A teen blow-dry costs $30, teen highlights [...]

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Tags: Beauty · Self-esteem