Tag Archives | Teenagers

When Cool Isn’t Cool Anymore

One of the first questions I asked myself about working with young people, and I am talking over 20 years ago now, was “how easy will it be to keep up to date with youth culture?” I attended seminars, I read books and I master minded (although back then we just called it talking about […]

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Kevin Rudd Proves Young People can be Deep Thinkers.

Last week was an interesting one for Geelong as it included a visit from Kevin Rudd. For those non-Australians reading this, Kevin was a former Prime Minister and is quite the media celebrity. The interest was fuelled by ongoing speculation concerning the Labour Party leadership – but that isn’t the point of this blog. The […]

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I was bored so ….

Recently the Fraser Coast Chronicle wrote an article about a bored Hervey Bay teenagers who broke a shop window “for fun because he was bored” (You can read the article here). Whilst I don’t want to comment on the specific teenager it does raise the broader question of boredom and fun. It also raises bigger […]

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Do Teenagers These Days Need a Life Coach?

Someone recently asked the question: do teenagers these days need a life coach? Interesting question that is actually 3 questions rolled into one. Let’s explore them together. Teenagers ‘these days‘ As many of you will know, if you use a phrase like ‘when I was your age…‘  it doesn’t matter what you say after that […]

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I am confused about Valentine’s Day.

I am the first to put up my hand and admit I can see what Valentine’s Day is supposed to be – but my confusion comes about because it doesn’t live up to it’s promise. It is supposed to celebrate love but for many teenagers it isn’t a celebration at all. Of course if you […]

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