Thursday, November 26, 2015

Five Questions I Ask My Own Teenagers

When my kids were small, they lived life blissfully unaware of any potential danger around them. They would run onto the road to chase a ball or climb a fence they had no way of getting down from.  I worked really hard to keep them safe, and besides a few broken bones (which happened when I wasn’t looking!) I think I did a pretty good job.


Now they are teenagers they are faced with new threats, which they remain similarly unaware of.  They think they know about cyber bullying, sexting, pornography, identity theft and the like, but they really haven’t

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

How to Say NO to Sex…Teenage Style

I’d like to introduce you to a young lady who has been a client of mine for some time.  She is strong, smart, creative and a bit cheeky.  You’ll know exactly what I mean when you read the below Facebook message, which she sent to her boyfriend who was pressuring her to have sex.  The first Facebook User in the image below is a 15 year old boy.  The second Facebook User is my client, who I have made anonymous.

sasha storyI talk about this young lady during many of the Sexual Health classes I teach in High Schools.  Why?  Teenagers

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Gingerbread House Fundraising Workshop

gingerbread house isolated on white background with Christmas three and snowman.

Hi Everyone

Save the date – special event

As Christmas is fast approaching, I wanted to invite you to Youth Excel’s annual  GINGERBREAD HOUSE fundraising event.

This event will be held on December 8th6.30pm @ Youth Excel – 138 Old Gympie Rd Cnr Nellies Lane Kallangur.

Last year’s event was a HUGE success with both children and teenagers alike enjoying time with their mums while they assembled gingerbread houses.  No one is too young or old for this event.  Being grandma, aunty or neighbour along for a great night out.


This event is hosted by Kerry Van, a

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