Archives for July 2013

How to write a stand-out resume for teenagers

Thanks to technology, being a teenager is more expensive than ever before. As always, many young people are relying on part-time jobs to fund their lifestyle. But the teenage job market is a competitive one. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, 41% (or 595,000) of Australia’s 1.4 million full-time students aged 15-24 years work.. Read more

Teen sexting and the law – a parent’s fears

This week a mum on our forum discovered her 14-year-old son had been ‘sexting’ a girl. She’d been told in confidence and could not reveal to her son that she knew. She was desperately worried that he could be charged with creating child pornography. Excerpt: “Is sexting (just sms, kik or whatever), only words, not.. Read more

Australian Teenage Expo 2013

The Kids Are All Right will be giving away an iPad Mini to one lucky person who attends the 2013 Australian Teenage Expo. Look for the Parents Cheat Sheet postcard in the showbag for all the details on how to enter. Once you’ve entered the competition, stick the postcard to your fridge so you always.. Read more

Australian Teenage Expo iPad Mini Giveaway

We are giving away an Apple iPad mini to one lucky reader who has attended the 2013 Australian Teenage Expo. To enter our competition, you will need the special code that appears on the back of the Parent Cheat Sheet postcard in your Expo showbag. Prize Apple iPad Mini – 16GB with Wi-Fi and 5MP.. Read more

How to survive the ‘terrible teens’

By Louisa Simmonds. Unlike a lot of my ‘smug-parent’ friends, I didn’t gel instantly with my kids when they were little people. Some parents prefer that stage, when their children are needy dependent and still have some parental control; I always considered myself to be a more hip parent. I wanted to be friends with.. Read more

The new Twitter joke – #followateen

By Rachel Hynes. A recent Internet joke saw adults following a random teenager on Twitter, and then updating followers on their teen’s life using the hashtag #followateen. A few people may have described the meme as condescending, but as a parent of a teenager it gave me a few chuckles. You’re not really allowed to.. Read more