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What Makes Teenagers Stand Up for Bullying Victims?

<a href="/articles/what-makes-teenagers-stand-up-for-bullying-victims">What Makes Teenagers Stand Up for Bullying Victims?</a>

To bully, 'bystand' or 'upstand'? This is the question that adolescents who witness bullying behaviour are processing at the time of an incident. New research from the Harvard Graduate School of Education discovers why teens at school don't always stand up for bullying victims, even though they want to. Read full article

How Brain Science Can Help Parents Understand Teen Behaviour

<a href="/articles/how-brain-science-can-help-parents-understand-teen-behaviour">How Brain Science Can Help Parents Understand Teen Behaviour</a>

Breakthroughs in neuroscience can help us better parent the teens in our lives. They may tower over us physically and be our intellectual match, but teenagers have brains that are very much a work in progress. This informative article gives parents a guide to the changes happening in the teen brain and explains their connections to teenage behaviour. Read full article

The Coffee Club and Peer Pressure on Teenagers

<a href="/blogs/susanwhelan/2011/12/24/the-coffee-club-and-peer-pressure-on-teenagers">The Coffee Club and Peer Pressure on Teenagers</a>

A friend recently forced herself to try coffee for the first time. A 33 year-old mother of three, she finally caved in to the social pressure to join the coffee-lovers club. Her first experience wasn’t all that enjoyable, so it will be interesting to see if she perseveres. As a non-coffee drinker, I can understand the pressure that she has faced to conform. I’ve had numerous suggestions from coffee devotees about the best way to overcome my aversion to the taste of coffee. Read full article

True Beauty

This year, the theme for our primary school disco was ‘Beauty and the Geek’. Her father took our eldest daughter along to the disco, so it was only later that I heard from the other mums about some of the remarkable versions of beauty that were on display there. We are so used to thinking of beauty as external perfection: the spectacular, the outstanding, the flawless. There is another way of seeing beauty, though. Read full article