Ways to support your teen’s mental health as restrictions ease

Our young people are facing new pressures as we come out of lockdowns and restrictions. Here are nine tips to support them, from Marie Yap, Antony Yorm and Mairead Cardamone-Breen.


The golden rules of gap years

As Year 12 students look forward to 2022, some may be considering a gap year. But, writes Dr Judith Locke, it shouldn't be without some agreed guidelines in place.


The Children in the Pictures: The doco I didn’t want to watch

A powerful and confronting new documentary sheds light on the grim world of online child sexual exploitation. As Natalie Moutafis reports, it's a must-watch for any parent, carer and educator .


Best of the Web: How to win back your kids, and more

The best-selling guide to reconnecting with your children, the concerning impact of kids missing PE during lockdown, and the teenage 'pianola man' bringing joy.


‘This totally sucks!’ Teens, COVID and the Lockdown Lifestyle – tips from Andrew Fuller

Our teenagers have been doing it hard in the pandemic. Leading adolescent psychologist Andrew Fuller offers them some advice and tips on how to get through it.


Watch Dr Jared Cooney Horvath’s webinar: A tour through the teenage brain

In our latest The Parents Website Webinar Series, renowned educational neuroscientist and Harvard graduate Dr Jared Cooney Horvath took us on a tour of the teenage brain and gave us tips on how to support our teens. Here, you can watch the full webinar.


What it means to be Man Enough

Our boys and their fathers are fighting a generations-old narrative about expectations of manhood. Natalie Moutafis discovers a new book that allows them to truly believe that they are enough, just as they are.


How movies and books can help you discuss consent with teens

Young people learn about relationships through the media, and may absorb ideas subconsciously. Elizabeth Little discusses how we can help them interrogate what they are seeing and reading.


Anger in teenage sons: How parents can help

Is your son showing signs of toxic masculine anger? Parenting psychologist Megan de Beyer, author of How to Raise a Man, offers advice on how parents can help their teenage boys.