Is it wrong to tell your daughter that she’s gained weight?
Common teen behaviours linked to depression
| 21 February 2014 | FAMILY EDGE |
Growth in sexual violence among young people
Nicole M. King
| 16 October 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |
1 in 10 young people admit to having perpetrated sexual violence.
Chris Lane dead because boys were bored
What kind of society produces people who kill for entertainment?
Mostly good news about NZ youth
NZ youth are now less keen on smoking, drinking, violence and more.
The teenage selfie: harmless or harmful?
The culture of the selfie could be fuelling one big sexual competition.
How to cope with cyber-bullying
| 05 April 2013 | FEATURES |
Parents who would never allow their children to drive without lessons give them mobile phones and hope for the best. Good luck to them!
Should 16-year-olds be able to vote?
| 02 November 2012 | FEATURES |
Scotland's 16 and 17-year-olds will be casting their votes in a referendum on independence. Why not elsewhere?
A timeless message to teens: mow the lawn, wash the windows, learn to cook…
| 20 August 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |
Some messages take a long time to catch on -- or perhaps they are things that need to be said at regular intervals, forever. Answers, for example, to the complaint, “I’m bored.”
An app for keeping an eye on your teen driver?
| 17 August 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |
A mobile phone device being developed allows parents to to monitor the cell phone use of their teens while driving. What do you think, parents?
Obesity researchers find teens “frustrating”. How surprising.
An intensive obesity-prevention program for Australian girls didn't lead to any improvements in their diet, physical activity or body weight a year later.
Movie morality is plummeting
| 10 January 2012 | FEATURES |
Film censors are allowing teens to access much more explicit content and few parents seem to care
| 23 November 2011 | FEATURES |
The view of teen sex in the popular American TV show is painfully unrealistic.
Dark themes in teen literature
| 23 June 2011 | FEATURES |
Where do you seek entertainment when you’re through with sentimental romance? In graphic violence, perhaps?
The American family: torn by a culture of rejection
| 13 January 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |
We hear a lot about family breakdown but not much that throws light on
its true extent, or on the causes. A new study remedies that by
describing the parental relationship in terms of either “belonging” or
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