Change can be tricky Whether it’s a toddler going to playschool for the first time, a teenager going to high school, a parent starting a new job or a grandparent retiring, we are all exposed to change at various stages of our lives. And, with this, come uncertainty,...read more
What is bullying? Bullying is hurting someone, through words or actions, using repetitive and intentional behaviour resulting in a real or perceived imbalance of power. This could take the form of physical assault, threats, rumours, abuse, intimidation, teasing – in...read more
These frequently-heard words can create a dilemma for parents. Especially when it comes to clubs and our under-age teenagers. Clubs serve alcohol. Drugs are available. Drinks get spiked. Schools implore us not to let our children go. And yet so many kids (from...read more
As highlighted in recent media features, drugs are extremely easy to obtain. On school playgrounds, at shopping malls, clubs and parties, most kids know where they’re available. And they’re affordable. Alcohol and smoking are often the entry points. Whilst...read more
The reality is that adolescents’ alcohol consumption has increased alarmingly (particularly among girls). Parties/social events from the age of 13 (and younger) very often include alcohol. It is smuggled in, delivered to the gate, and quite often even supplied by the...read more
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