Posts Tagged 'protecting kids online'

There are many parents of teenagers who start to convulse at the mention of the word ‘schoolies’. The thought of no control, the all night gatherings and drinking sends many of us into a tailspin! But when your offspring are technically adults at 18, keeping them at home is just not an option. Current research […]

There’s a Pinterest-perfect, framed chalkboard that hangs in my kitchen titled “Eats” followed methodically by the days of the week. For three weeks, I carefully planned and prepared each day’s meals meeting my daily promises of chili, turkey and pesto paninis, homemade pizza, tacos, and so on. It was impressive. Until it wasn’t. Soon, my […]

“I’m quitting Instagram, YouTube and Tumblr. Deleted over 2000 photos here today that served no real purpose other than self-promotion. Without realising, I’ve spent majority of my teenage life being addicted to social media, social approval, social status and my physical appearance. Social media, especially how I used it, isn’t real. It’s contrived images and […]

The capacity to recover from difficulties; to spring back into shape; the ability to be elastic – these are all definitions of that magic word parents all talk about and desperately hope we are teaching our children – resilience.   There is no doubt that resilient folk fare better in life. The ability to rationalise […]

  Some days I don’t  feel like a full-grown parent but rather, a portion of a parent living in a petri dish breeding emotions that science has yet to define. For instance, one day I’m confident and on track. And the next? I’m feeling a strange emotional mix of contradiction, guilt, and apology. Perhaps I […]