Telling your friends their teen daughter is making unwise, unhealthy, unsafe decisions – and probably lying to them – is awkward.
56% of Australians avoid calling people, choosing instead to text or send an instant message of some kind including teens who are an even lower percentage.
It’s cultural uncertainty that inspired author Chris Parker’s recent book, The Frog and the Fish: Reflections on work, technology, sex, stuff, truth and happiness.
Forcing a 17 year-old to do something only leads to bitter statements like “You can’t make me!”. One of Australia's leading parenting experts Dr Justin Coulson, gives six steps to a more helpful approach.
This book review of The Frog and The Fish, written for late high schoolers, helps them explore the issues teenagers have always had to deal with: sex, happiness, identity and most recently, technology.
Tom and Dena Yohe were caring, loving parents to their strong-willed daughter, Renee. It wasn’t until she was in her late teens that they discovered the deep hurts that troubled her inside.