Thursday, November 20, 2014

What to Say if You Think Your 15 Year Old Daughter is Having Sex

Parent Question:  My daughter is 15 and has recently fallen for a really lovely boy.  Our family all really like him and he’s very respectful but two months in, I’m wondering if they’re sleeping together.  He’s not allowed to stay over, even in another room, but they go to parties and out for the evening.  I want to ensure she’s not being pressured into doing something she doesn’t want and that she’s all clued up about contraception.  What do I say?  I don’t want to put the idea of having sex in her head so I have to tread carefully. Continue Reading >>

Tuesday, November 18, 2014


Youth Excel’s Girls and Guys Excel programs have been delivering excellent results in schools for the past 10 years.  This year, as a special end of year promotion, we are offering Girls and Guys Excel Programs at a heavily reduced price when a booking is made before December 2014.


Girls and Guys Excel are small group programs which support students most vulnerable or at risk of disconnecting with education. You may use Girls or Guys Excel for those struggling with body image, friendships, staying organised, making good choices or relating to authority.

They are delivered on the school premises, once Continue Reading >>

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Understanding the YOLO Generation

This generation of teenagers are worrying parents like never before, throwing their talent out the door and accepting minimal wages to focus on a life of partying and binge drinking.  Their motto - YOLO (You Only Live Once) - is plastered all over their social media pages and stands out as their anthem. When parents ask me “What can I do?” I have one simple answer….help them find purpose.


The well known adolescent psychologists Steve Biddolph once said that teenagers need a “spark” in order to get through their teenager years.  Purpose is that “spark” that lights up a Continue Reading >>