Blog Tag: teens

Our adolescents are passive and inactive and we can’t just blame screens 

We grown-ups know that eating well, sleeping well and exercising well are the three key[...]


Why my own adolescent struggle made me support this important initiative

When I was a teenager, I had some pretty dark times and I almost didn’t[...]


Teenage brains are under siege but there are three ways parents can connect

Maggie wrote an analysis piece for the ABC’s news and analysis division on why we[...]


Top Tips for Caring Communication with Teens

The task of ‘lighthouses’ is to help young people find their unique strengths and weaknesses,[...]


Why emotional turmoil in adolescence is normal

I care deeply about young people and have done since I too was a moody,[...]


Roosters & Lambs as Teenagers

In this ‘Maggie Moment’, Maggie talks about how temperament may be a factor in how[...]


Teenage Masks

Do you sometimes feel a teen is pretending to be someone they’re not? In this[...]


The Teen Tipping Point

In this “Maggie Moment”, Maggie discusses our vulnerable adolescents. She discusses how we all have[...]


Talking to Teens about Alcohol and Other Drugs

A shorter version of this blog was published at Essential Kids.  Before the digital world[...]


Why we need to teach our teens how to handle stress

This article was first published at Essential Kids. Stress is something we, as adults, are all[...]


You thought toddlers were tough? Teens are like toddlers with hormones

In the leadup to her Masterclass — Raising Teens, bringing together some of Australia’s leading[...]


Beware the teen tipping point

Helping our teens to cope, conquer and shine Technically adolescence starts well before the age[...]


Best-ever communication tips around teens

After teaching, counselling and living with teens for 40 years, I have worked out some[...]


Help! We found marijuana in our son’s room

Maggie runs Q&A sessions for members of her online course community. In this session for[...]


Raising Awesome Teens in a Chaotic, Sexualised World

with an afterword by Steve Biddulph The story in the media this week about the[...]


Adolescent Life Skills – FREE Download

What skills do adolescents need in their kit bag for life when they venture into[...]


Teaching with the teen brain in mind

Over the past 15 years there has been a massive outpouring of research that explores[...]


The Lost Hour of Sleep for Adolescents & Young Kids

In this “Maggie Moment”, Maggie discusses how today’s children and young adults have lost one[...]