Archives for October 2012

Halloween and ‘sexy’ costumes

Halloween is gaining some traction in Australia as an ‘event’ for kids. I know this has its critics. Some people say it’s further evidence of the ‘Americanisation’ of Australian culture, and I’ve been on the receiving end of Aussie grumpiness while out trick or treating with my kids. But Halloween is actually a European tradition,.. Read more

Who mucked up Muck Up Day?

By Jane Caro, University of Western Sydney. “Most schools used to call it Muck Up Day, but we saw that as being something negative.” So said year 12 co-ordinator Annette Hall of Presbyterian Ladies’ College – one of many schools who have changed the name given to end of year festivities for graduating students to.. Read more

Boys aren’t immune to body image pressures – and never have been

By Lina Ricciardelli, Deakin University. Male beauty and body image receive far less attention in the media and academia than the female body. That’s despite buff, lean and muscular male bodies becoming an increasingly popular features of blockbuster films, magazines and popular culture. But just like the female body, the male body has been depicted,.. Read more

[ENDED] GIVEAWAY – Summer prize pack

Congratulations to Kim M from Qld, who won this prize on 6 November 2012. This week we are launching our ‘new look’ newsletter along with a new competition for subscribers. The summer prize pack includes: Sheridan ‘Crete’ 500gsm terry cotton pile beach towel in chambray (that’s the colour on the right in the pic) –.. Read more

Resume for teenagers

RELATED: How to write a stand-out resume for teenagers RELATED: Jobs for 13-year-olds Before your teenager starts the part-time Christmas job search, they’ll need to put together a resume. If your child doesn’t have any previous working experience, they might wonder what they’re going to include in a resume. This is where volunteer work, school.. Read more

Teenagers and sex – are they emotionally ready?

Sex education for teenagers is usually pretty good at covering the physical and practical issues – reproductive health, sexually transmitted infections, and contraception. What sex education can sometimes gloss over is the emotional consequences for teenagers engaging in sexual activity. Sex educator Liz Walker from the Youth Wellbeing Project  and teen boys life coach, John.. Read more

Christmas jobs for teenagers

Jobs for teenagers over the Christmas and January holiday period are being advertised in stores and online now. If your teenager is keen to get some work this season, now is the time to get searching. Employers put together their holiday staff early so they will be trained and up to speed before the Christmas.. Read more

Gift ideas for teenage guys

What’s harder than finding gift ideas for teenage girls? Finding gift ideas for teenage guys. Of course a gift certificate is always an easy and surefire bet, and a quick look on a teenager’s Facebook site should give you an idea of the music and movies he’s into so you can buy a CD or.. Read more

Gift ideas for teenage girls

Need to buy teenage girl gifts? With Christmas on the way and birthdays that seem to keep popping up out of nowhere, the need for fresh teenage gift ideas is endless! And although gift certificates are always appreciated, occasionally it would be nice to surprise the teenage girl in your life with a real present… Read more

Jobs for 13-year-olds

It can be tough to find suitable jobs for 13-year-olds, when many employers won’t hire teenagers until they are 14, or even 14 and 9 months. In most states of Australia, however, it is perfectly legal to start working at 13, and some states have no restriction on starting age, depending on certain conditions. Check.. Read more