Learn Teen Language

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Communicating with your teen can be fraught with danger until you learn to speak teen language. It is the type of language all parents need to understand to allow good, open and informative discussion with their teenage child. Learning to speak teen is similar to learning to speak English, Spanish or Chinese, it needs to be learned. How do you speak teen? The main thing to remember is a ten is neither a child nor […]

How to connect with your Teenager

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If you have a teenager I can almost hear your frustration; if you have been through those teen years, I can see your relief. Why is it our teens seem so difficult to communicate with and manage? It is science. When we can understand how the teenage brain is developing, it can assist parents to guide and instruct rather than anger and frustration. Our teen’s brains are barely 50 ā€“ 60% developed. They, in fact, […]

Depression starting from age 12 years

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I recently consulted for an article by Megan Blandford for SBS on Two-thirds of people living with depression are women, and this gender divide starts as young as 12 years of age, new research tells us. A US-based study from the University of Wisconsin-Madison looked at around 3.5 million people in more than 90 countries to determine the age of onset for depression. They found that two-thirds of people living with depression were women. Based […]