Teaching Your Teens about ‘Consent’ and Sex

June 15, 2016

Why is it that ‘those’ conversations are some of the hardest to have? This post seems particularly poignant post after the Brock Turner rape case.  Clearly offering someone ‘tea’ when they are unconscious is not a good idea.  We came across this fab video that is a fantastic way to explain to teens what ‘consent’ means […]

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Have We Lost the Ability To Tell Our Kids ‘No’

June 14, 2016

If you are living anywhere in the US right now, and in particular somewhere in the San Francisco Bay Area then you are no doubt aware of the Brock Turner, Stanford rape case. Much has been reported, debated, and discussed in communities across the Bay Area and no doubt across the country. Seems that everywhere we […]

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How Not to Raise a Little Jerk

June 11, 2016

I just happened to pass by the tv the other day when the Today Show did a segment called ‘How Not to Raise a Little Jerk’.  Of course I had to stop and take a listen!  The creator of this fabulous title and TED talk is none other than Dr Deborah Gilboa, parenting expert and […]

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‘Resilience’ is trending

June 11, 2016

Its funny how often we hear the word ‘resilience’ being bandied around today.  Probably because it embraces so many of the things we want for ourselves and for our teens – to have ‘grit’, to be able to rise to the challenge, to overcome adversity, to have a growth mindset…the list goes on. It was […]

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Are Today’s Parents Getting a Raw Deal?

June 11, 2016

OK. This might just be the first of our posts to get readers all ‘fired up’ over the difference between parenting in the 80’s and modern day parenting. Yes, we are aware that not everybody enjoyed the ‘raised by wolves’ approach to child rearing as often exhibited by our own baby boomer parents. The emotionally […]

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What does one Mellennial think about Millennials?

June 9, 2016

Recently we came across this on our Facebook feed and felt it worthy of sharing. The following video is a ‘millennials view on millennials’ and poses some interesting perspectives from someone living in the midst of this generation. Lets just say that the feedback from some of her peers was not so flattering and that […]

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What Should we be ‘un-telling’ our Teens?

June 9, 2016

Here is an article written by Tina Plantamura, entitled 6 Things I Wish I Had Never Told My Children, which appeared in the Huffington Post in 2015. In the article the mother of a high school graduate reflects on the things we may have told our children in the early years, and wish we could […]

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Welcome to Teenhackz

June 9, 2016

Teenhackz is dedicated to helping parents help their teens (and children) to develop into successful adults. We aim to be the ‘one stop shop’ for articles, tools, advice, and videos – anything we can find that is both interesting and insightful in parenting teens.  We want to do the internet surfing for you and bring […]

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