Teen years can be tumultuous, with a whirlwind of emotions, changes, and challenges. Given the challenges of the past few years, with Covid lockdowns and the growing discontent around the world, it is no surprise that teenagers find their mental health being challenged. To add to those issues, their deep-seated concerns about climate change, social […]
In the fast-paced, digitally-driven world of today, students and young people face a never-ending range of distractions and pressures. From academic challenges to social media noise, the call for one’s attention is incessant and seemingly always present.
The recognition and acceptance of teenage mental health issues has brought many previously not-talked-about challenges to the surface and forefront of society. While it has now become more acceptable to admit that one is struggling, being about to name or labelled what is actually going on, helps to identify the causes, symptoms and ultimately to […]
With the events of the past few years, from Covid lockdowns to the recent escalating discord around the world, it is inevitable that mental health among teenagers is at risk. Add to that, the social pressures and tensions that teens face on a daily basis and the fact that internally they face a whole host […]
Vaping has become a popular trend among teenagers in recent years. It’s important for us to have an open and honest conversation about the potential dangers associated with this habit. While vaping might seem harmless or even cool, it’s crucial to understand the risks and make informed decisions about our health. In this article, we […]
Social media has become an integral part of our lives, shaping the way we communicate, connect, and share information. For teenagers, in particular, it has become a ubiquitous presence, influencing their social interactions and self-perception.
Your exam period is posibly one of the most stressful periods ever in your entire student life. All the years of your hard work culminating in just a few hours of testing. Regardless, once the paper is over, you have to accept that you’ve done your best, and that you no longer have any immediate […]
The value of good mental health cannot be over emphasised and thankfully we are all now more willing to openly acknowledge when we are in distress and need help. For young people, being in tune with themselves and knowing the upper limits of their best self means that they are able to verbalise their difficulty […]
It has long been recognised that physical health is important to the overall well-being of a person. However, it is only relatively recently that mental health has begun to receive the attention and support that it needs and deserves. Mental health issues can range from small episodes of feeling down and anxious to serious bouts of […]
Preparing for adulthood when you have no idea what the future holds has never been easy. But as a teen, you’ll soon be making decisions that will affect the rest of your life forever. It is thus imperative to start thinking about what success means to you.
Often in life, we find ourselves at a loss for words of comfort when we need them the most – such as when a friend is very sad or deeply hurting. It’s perfectly fine to not immediately know what to say to make someone feel better. After all, words are very powerful. Just as the […]
Being a teen is no easy ride. Trying to understand and accept everything that’s changing about yourself while simultaneously working to find your place in the world can be very taxing, especially for your self-esteem and confidence.
“Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.” – Eleanor Roosevelt Most people spend their whole lives looking for kindred spirits. There may be billions of people in the world, but it’s not that easy to find someone who will take the time […]
Being away from friends and family for extended periods of time can be very stressful, especially for those whose love language is physical touch or quality time. We explore 12 games that you can play and stay connected for your next virtual game night.
Going away to college or university is a life experience that is often seen in the modern world as a coming of age experience. Leaving home, being fully independent, making choices and friends that can both influence and affect the rest of your life, it’s an exciting, yet scary time.
The Internet is great. Like, really great. There is so much to see, share and laugh about. It is your best friend when doing research and completing homework.
Melissa’s stomach tightened as she saw the Instagram post with a picture of herself bending down to tie her shoe. The comments above the unflattering image, all in caps, ‘Ever watch a cow tie her shoes? Well now you have!’ The additional comments were worse, comparing her to all manner of farm animals, circus elephants […]
We have created a new category on this blog called ‘Life’. To start this category going, we would like to share with our readers, a ‘Live Well’ poster that we stumbled upon when out and about and had this designed in house. We hope you are as inspired as we are with the message which reads: Never […]