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Sex, Lies & Our Young Men

October 1st, 2010 · 1 Comment

When rugby league player Brett Stewart was acquitted of sexual assault yesterday, his family, friends and fans were no doubt thankful that our judicial system had done its job.
In March 2009 a 17-year-old woman accused Stewart of digital rape. He protested his innocence amid a highly public he said/she said media circus but had [...]

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Tags: Law · Media · Relationships · Sport · Violence · sex

Preparing For Your Child’s First Kiss

May 20th, 2010 · 3 Comments

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“Kissing leads to touching. Touching leads to grandchildren.”
This sweet little quote was posted on Facebook by a 12-year-old that my son has a crush on. I know her mother and I can almost hear her saying that to her daughter. Good to see that some children listen to their parents!
I’m assuming it’s because the daughter [...]

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Tags: Relationships · Uncategorized · sex

Girls Control The Boy Puppets

May 16th, 2010 · 1 Comment

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On the weekend I learned that girls determine the pairings when you’re 12 or 13 and wearing your relationship trainer wheels.
A 12-year-old boy, on the sideline of my son’s rugby match, filled me in on the gameplay. Apparently the boys stand there like naive ducks, hoping a girl (any girl) will like them. The girls [...]

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Tags: Body Image · Relationships · Self-esteem · sex · social media

“…But What About The Mental Mother?”

July 31st, 2009 · No Comments

Ok, I didn’t shy from castigating the obviously deranged mother of the 14 -year-old girl who was subjected to unforgivable humiliation on live radio because I’m a mother too (or any other similarly lame reason).
Again it goes without saying that no sane parent would do that to their own child. If DOCS hasn’t arrived to [...]

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Tags: Media · sex

Protest Against Voyeurism Of Underage Sex By Boycotting

July 31st, 2009 · 2 Comments

By request, I am weighing into the Kyle and Jackie O debate re: the 14-year-old girl who was quizzed on her sexual experiences while plugged in to a lie detector, on their morning radio program.
It’s pretty obvious really. You don’t subject an underage child to public questioning about sex. The fact that it transpired [...]

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Should I Be Allowing My 15-y-o To View An Erect Penis At The Movies?

July 11th, 2009 · No Comments

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Above: Sacha Baron Cohen as Bruno
My 15-year-old son and his mates went to see Bruno yesterday. His review? “Cruder than Borat and not as funny. But still very funny.”
An erect penis and bare breasts apparently attracted a lot of laughs. A twenty-something colleague described it as “soft porn”. Bruno is rated MA, [...]

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Tags: Culture · Media · Prejudices · sex

Top 20 Internet Acronyms

June 19th, 2009 · No Comments

It’s no secret that teenagers speak a different language to the rest of society. The website Livia Web Protection offers information that will alarm even the most relaxed parent.
A LiviaWeb Twitter post announced today that “40% of kids between 10-17 have seen online pornography in the past year 2/3 of those exposures are unwanted [...]

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Tags: Media · Motivation · Technology · sex

Giving Drugs A Glamour Makeover On Film

June 17th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Above: author of Twelve, Nick McDonell
Next year’s movie du jour for your teenager will undoubtedly be Twelve.
Starring Gossip Girl’s Chace Crawford in the lead role as the drug-dealing prep school dropout White Mike, behind-the-scenes images of the usually clean-cut star in ‘messed-up’ mode are already doing the rounds of teenage fan sites, such as [...]

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Tags: Addiction · Drugs · Heroes · Media · sex

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

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do For Teens

June 12th, 2009 · 1 Comment

When did teenagers get so deep and meaningful?
If you roam the teenage chatrooms and check out Facebook pages, you’ll be overwhelmed with the public outpouring of emotion. And it’s no longer just teenage girls waxing lyrical about the one they love. In fact, it’s actually less likely to be the girls. They’re much more likely [...]

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Tags: Depression · Media · Puberty · Relationships · sex