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Simple ways to protect your child from peer pressure

Sure, the horrors of the holocaust do not compare with the body image, sexual, alcohol and drug use struggles faced by today’s teens and tweens. But psychologists argue that both situations result when ordinary people are under extraordinary pressure to conform to the norm.   In fact, nowadays, this pressure doesn’t need to be extraordinary. Any pressure whatsoever would drive a specific conforming behaviour.   Peer pressure arises from our deep-rooted human need to conform. It is not something kids suddenly learn in teenage years, but rather an innate evolutionary trait that is present from infancy.   When a child falls down, he looks up to the parents to gauge whether or not to cry. If mom reacts in fear, […]

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How to Talk to your teens about Consent and Rape

Teenagehood is a stage of life that is very frequently accompanied by exploration. Whether it is intentional or not, there has been some confusion expressed by young people when it comes to the issue of sex and consent.   Several young adults have been faced with rape and didn’t realise it at the time because although they were familiar with the word, they didn’t understand that a family member or their crush could do it and they wish their parents had explicitly talked to them about it. — Teach them what consent is? Oxford English dictionary defines consent as ‘permission for something to happen or agreement to do something’. Simply put, consent occurs when one person voluntarily agrees to the […]

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How to easily block porn from your child’s phone

The internet is still arguably the greatest invention of the 21st century. However, it also gives everyone -adults and children alike – easy access to anything across the globe: even sensitive information and adult content.   The most troubling part of this discovery is that, while all this is true, your child may not be looking for such content to stumble unto it.   Luckily, there are some ways to protect children from inappropriate online content through their mobile devices. Here’s how:   On iPhone or iPad (IOS) Open the iPhone or iPad’s settings. ‘Settings’ is a grey app whose icon is a gear ⚙️ Scroll until you locate the ‘general’ tab, tap on it. Scroll and tap on ‘restrictions’. […]

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Comprehensive Sex Education for your teenager

Sex education is a lifelong process. Assuming you have already taught the fundamental aspects of sex education in the earlier years, comprehensive sex education for your teenager should emphasise on the less biological and sexual aspects of it.   Such as contraceptives, sexuality, love and relationships, rape, sexual behaviours (e.g. Sexting), friendships and Family etc. Contraceptives Start by asking them if they have ever heard of a “contraceptive” and if they know what it is. If they do, have them explain it to you and correct any false notions. If they do not, teach them that though they may not be sexually active right now, they will be later in the future.   It is necessary for them to know […]

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Simple ways to protect your child from peer pressure

Sure, the horrors of the holocaust do not compare with the body image, sexual, alcohol and drug use struggles faced […]

How to Talk to your teens about Consent and Rape

Teenagehood is a stage of life that is very frequently accompanied by exploration. Whether it is intentional or not, there […]

How to easily block porn from your child’s phone

The internet is still arguably the greatest invention of the 21st century. However, it also gives everyone -adults and children […]

Comprehensive Sex Education for your teenager

Sex education is a lifelong process. Assuming you have already taught the fundamental aspects of sex education in the earlier […]