It’s no surprise to hear that children today benefit from access to technology and software and that this has revolutionised education. However, the challenge in this highly digitised world is that there are far too many options to choose from. With over 80,000 apps listed as ‘educational’ in Apple’s App Store alone, it’s a minefield for parents to know which educational apps can help learning.
It is inevitable that children grow up. Once kids hit adolescence we can expect to see less affection and a greater desire for independence. This is completely normal and does not mean that you can’t stay close to your teenager.
We live in a digitally and socially-connected age, now more than ever. According to the latest report by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, 91 percent of Australian teenagers aged 15 to 19 are using social media, with some spending up to 18 hours each week online.
The facts about teenagers and body image
Teenagers and young people in general have always struggled with body image. Some of the biggest and most noticeable changes our bodies go through, happen in our pre-teen and teen years when we hit puberty. Everybody goes through puberty at different times and everyone’s body is unique, and for a self-conscious teen just looking to fit in, that’s a lot to deal with.
Five tips to build confidence in teenagers
It is fair to say that the teenage years are undoubtedly the hardest in a young person’s life. But it is during these years that we learn and develop some our greatest skills that we will carry with us through life.
Are young people engaging in politics?
The unfortunate truth is that the world of politics can be a confusing place for adults, let alone young people. With less experience of politics and life in general, it is true that youth are likely going to have less understanding and therefore interest in the current political climate and its effect on everyday life.
Top tips for holidaying with teenagers
Taking your teenagers on holiday can provide quality family time and bonding experiences as well as a certain level of frustration all at once. As a teenager, the smallest thing can feel like the end of the world.
Healthy and positive friendships are important all through life, but as our children transition into their early teens, strong friendships become an important part of their journey into adulthood. Friends help children learn about themselves and recognise the uniqueness of others.