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Keys To Good Family Relationships

Having spent a weekend with family, I was reminded of how dependent small children are on their parents and guardians for survival. Sure, they exercise a bit of independence, choosing their own outfits and making clear what they prefer to eat and so on but at this tender age, children are not mature enough to…
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Celebrating Your Girl Super Power

Tap Into Your Girl Cell

Though women and teenage girls are experiencing unprecedented pressures to be perfect, to be happy all the time, we girls remain amazing and there is no better time to be a woman, a girl and to celebrate. Celebrating womanhood is appropriate any time of the year but during March, Women’s History Month, honouring and celebrating…
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Reaping the Benefits of Waiting Awhile

One of the stories found in our Wait Awhile research confirms that teenage girls still feel a lot of pressure to explore sex, often before they are ready. Of the 16% of our respondents who said they had gone further in a sexual relationship than they were comfortable with, 77% of the girls said they…
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The Joys Of Dating

Valentine's Day Or Not

As if there isn’t enough pressure on dating as it is and crops up Valentine’s Day.  Bear with, I’m not really a kill joy about this loveable day, and I do enjoy a good box of chocolates now and again and some lovely flowers, too.  But the thing is, with all the hype around love…
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Pressures More Penalising For Today’s Teens

Time to Stop, Think and Put On The Brakes

There are some things that are better left in childhood—the way that we mismanage anger, our sole dependence on others to care for us and causing or being subjected to peer pressure just to name a few. Unfortunately, there is not always a clean break from our growing pains. Peer pressure, in particular, follows us…
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All About Skin

It’s Elizabeth as guest blogger again, this time writing about skin. Someone once said that youth was wasted on the young. With each new wrinkle that forms, I am starting to see the truth in that saying and often imagine how great it would be if I knew then what I know now. As a…
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A Bit Of Inspiration

On Body Image

Body image is a heavy topic, especially when it’s personal. And though I am in a good space now I haven’t always been, particularly during the last and first months of the year. The time of feasting can so often lead up to the time of questioning, scrutinising and trying to shed weight, one of…
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What do you want for your life?

There’s something exciting about a new beginning, something which encapsulates the tenderness of youth, something which holds promise and therefore, refreshes and invigorates the spirit. No wonder the New Year marks a time when so many of us make resolutions, particularly ones around weight loss and wealth acquisition and so on. The trouble with this,…
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Keeping Anxiety At Bay

To Enjoy The Christmas Season

Anxiety has a way of getting up close and personal during the busiest of times. And let’s face it, the holiday season is ripe for the picking. Yesterday, just when I thought I had nothing to be anxious about, the anxiety hit. Most of my shopping had been done, plans had been made for the…
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On Getting Personal

Our latest podcast, On Personal Development, the last in our second series, got me reflecting upon my own personal journey thus far—the importance of gaining self-confidence and self-awareness early on in life, as well as finding role models. And though I can’t pinpoint a place in time when suddenly I knew the importance of developing…
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