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Four ways to teach kindness in a violent world

Four ways to teach kindness in a violent world

I make some pretty big claims in my book about how violence and violent behaviour is being normalised in western culture – so much so that we’re becoming desensitised to the violence and often, don’t even recognise behaviours as being violent. I often tell the story of

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Eleven practical ways to stop sexting and dick pics

Eleven practical ways to stop sexting and dick pics

I think one of the things that needs to be discussed is: What is considered ‘sex’ today? Back in my day, everything except kissing was lumped into the ‘sex’ basket. Yet, today it’s not. The only thing in the ‘sex’ basket is the penis in the vagina.

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Eleven Do’s and Don’ts about your child’s online behaviour

Eleven Do’s and Don’ts about your child’s online behaviour

The internet can be a helpful tool to help with study and homework, and it’s a wonderful social tool to keep family and friends in touch. Mobile phones are a means of keeping parents and children in contact in the case of emergencies, however, despite the positive

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Why are we becoming more violent?

There’s been an increase in ‘king hits’ or ‘coward punches’ in the last few years.  Do a search of ‘King hits’ into YouTube and there’s 45,600,000 results with titles such as, “The Best king hit EVER!!” and “Top 10 King hits”, which means some people are not

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How does social media effect our teen’s identity?

Think about social media and how easy it is to manipulate images (for example, there’s an app which fixes skins blemishes, brightens eyes and thins down the face).  Add to this a few ‘likes’ from encouraging friends and a teen’s reality is now an illusion.  Social theorist

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Your teen and cyberbullying

Your teen and cyberbullying

The anonymity of the internet allows teen users to try on multiple roles and experiment with their identity without the perceived or real negative evaluations of others.  Research in 2005 showed 24% of teens polled admitted to pretending to be different people online, which can be both

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The narcissist and domestic abuse

The narcissist and domestic abuse

What about domestic abuse by a narcissist? Often the victim of domestic abuse by a narcissist initially delight in the glow of the narcissist’s charm but soon become anxious and drained because of tantrums, attacks and accusations of imaginary slights.  The victim begins to doubt herself and

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Why we need to talk about porn, bullying and narcissism with our teens

Being a parent is arguably one of the most difficult jobs you’ll ever do, but it can also be the most rewarding.   The first thing I’d like you to do is think about the social pressures you had as a teen.  Yes, there was bullying, but it

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