Posts Tagged ‘teen’

TickTok’s changed the game: Teen mental health crisis

Monday, March 20th, 2023

Megan Dykes’s TikTok account is a dark place. On a recent Thursday morning, she opened the ‘For You’ page on the app and lingered over the first video that popped up: a clip of a young woman joking about wanting to cut herself. Dykes (pictured) swiped her thumb and watched another similarly gloomy post, and Read more

The role of suffering in your teen’s spiritual growth

Monday, July 20th, 2020

Not one parent wants to see their teen suffer. Sometimes it does feel like your teen’s suffering is harder on you than it is for your child. It feels harder because you know more. You know how hard life is. Your teen isn’t even to the “hard part” of life yet and is still hurting Read more

Blessed Chiara Badano, teen saint

Monday, December 4th, 2017

When we think about saints, we don’t usually think about teenagers who failed math class, stayed out late drinking coffee with friends, and loved listening to the latest pop music sensations. Yet, that describes Chiara Badano, an 18-year old soon-to-be canonized saint. Badano was born on October 29, 1971, in a small village in Italy. Read more

Cognitive change in the brain and teenagers’ behaviour

Friday, September 12th, 2014

Teenagers can do the craziest things. They drive at high speeds. They stand around outside loud parties and smoke weed in front of the cops. They guzzle liquor. They insult their parents – or lie to them – and feel no remorse, because, of course, their parents are idiots. It is easy to blame peer Read more

How to raise happy teenagers

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

As I make my way to meet parenting gurus Janey Downshire and Naella Grew for a nice grown-up cup of tea in a smart London café, it dawns on me that, if I am really going to test their teenager parenting skills, I ought to turn up in role. First I should be late, irked Read more

The facts about eating disorders

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

Eating Disorders are among some of the most serious and challenging mental illnesses that affect our children and adolescents. Recent research suggeststhat up to 75% of adolescent girls view themselves as overweight or needing to lose weight and around a quarter of our teenagers are experimenting with dangerous dieting behaviour, such as taking laxatives and severely restricting Read more

Teen to dance at event honouring Mother Teresa

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

Michelle Antony has the honour of dancing before Gopalkrishna Gandhi, the former Governor of the State of West Bengal, India, and grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, on November 18. The Arkles Bay teenager performs her Jesus Geetham Dance at the Catholic Church of Christ the King in Mt Roskill at 3pm. The Catholic Bishop of Auckland, Read more