When your teen is ready for some independence, ensure they are armed with at least a small repertoire of easy dinners that they can make themselves.
Whether you start building these skills up from their tween years (or earlier), or you do a last minute dash before they fly the coop, here's some of the life skills that will stand them in good stead.
If children or young people have been exposed to the footage of the Christchurch attack, they can be upset or confused about what they may have seen.
Know how to talk to your teens about Instagram with Netsafe's new Parent’s Guide to Instagram including tips to help parents understand the tools available to make sure their experience is positive, inspirational and safe.
When it comes to alcohol, it's important to put up a united front as parents.
Peer pressure can influence teens to do something they wouldn’t usually do or stop them from doing something they would like to do.
Puberty creates some interesting challenges for teenagers and their parents. One of the most ‘interesting’ of these challenges is the crazy rush of hormones that can drive our teens boy- or girl-crazy.
Most children will have picked up things from the media or from whispers in the playground about sex, so parents need to have a frank discussion so their children are getting reliable information.
We drum into our kids that they need to talk, to somebody they trust, just get it out … but are we really letting go enough to allow them to do that?