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Mood Swings? Whatever!

August 13th, 2009 · No Comments

I caught the ‘moods’ episode of Whatever! The Science Of Teens on the ABC tonight. There was a huge emphasis on depression and its causes.
We all know that teenagers experience vast mood swings (and due to proximity, we do too), but I had no idea that psychologists consider the ‘downs’ to be as important to [...]

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Tags: Depression · Education · Media · Relationships

Can A Hug Prevent Teen Suicide?

July 22nd, 2009 · No Comments

Every time I read that a teenager has taken their own life I become a little more neurotic. The report today that four teens from one Victorian high school had committed suicide this year was like a massive red flag to me.
There was no specific reason given but then who can really know [...]

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Tags: Bullying · Depression · Education · Health · Parental Bonding · Self-esteem

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

Is Your Teen Involved In Cyberbullying?

April 7th, 2009 · No Comments

Do you know what your son or daughter gets up to online?
As he or she is tapping away at their keyboard behind closed doors, is it possible that they could be caught up in the vicious cycle of cyberbullying – either as the bully or the bullied? How would you know?
The Stop Cyberbullying website [...]

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Tags: Bullying · Technology

Bonding over Brilliance

March 17th, 2009 · 3 Comments

I bought my husband tickets to Coldplay for his birthday. Ordinarily I would take my place at the concert next to him but the look in my 15-year-old’s eyes when I told him that two tickets to the Coldplay concert were on their way told me that I wouldn’t be rocking out to the band [...]

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Tags: Parental Bonding · Self-esteem