The realities The reality is that adolescents’ alcohol consumption is increasing 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...read more
Pastor Jawet Gwiriri, a trained counselor and youth leader, is passionate about the Tug of Life methodology and its ability to get young people (and families) thinking about their choices. He has dedicated himself full time to running Tug of Life programmes in the...read more
A digital footprint is essentially the trail we leave online. It’s a record of our online activities and communications, and these little data traces remain on the Internet or on any electronic devices we may be using. This includes email records, social media posts,...read more
Izabella Gates is the Founder and Managing Director of the Life Talk Forum, and the author of the Life Talk and Tug of Life books. The company focuses on empowering young people to make life-enriching choices, equipping parents for proactive parenting (while...read more
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 14...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 tipsy, a...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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