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

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

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

Birthday party ideas for teenagers

Teenage birthday parties are tricky. On the one hand, you don’t have to entertain teenagers like you do younger children – in fact, they’d prefer you not to show your face at all. On the other hand, alcohol. Birthday parties seem to taper off once kids hit high school. Parents are either shying away from.. Read more

Help your teenager chase their career dream

At some point in high school most teenagers will start to think about what to do as a career. But young people can feel confused and lost in all the choices. They might like the sound of earning good money, but we also know to be happy in a career we need to feel good.. Read more

Lessons from the Road – Supporting parents of learner drivers

There are times when parenting a teenager we have to ‘feel the fear and do it anyway’. Milestones such as allowing our teens out past midnight, leaving them to mind the house while we go away for a weekend, and the parenting equivalent of jumping from a plane without a parachute: teaching them how to.. Read more

The Mastery Club – an interview with author Liliane Grace

Natalie has long been fascinated by witches, wizards and the world of fantasy, but she wants to be able to do real magic. When green-haired, unpredictable Nina bursts into her life with a plan to form a ‘Mastery Club’, Natalie’s mind and world are opened up to some startling possibilities and a colorful, creative family… Read more