I'm Bec

and my life's mission is to help tween and teen girls have a better experience of high school.


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Over the past 25 years Rebecca Sparrow has earned a living as a travel writer, a television publicist, a marketing executive, a magazine editor, a TV scriptwriter, a radio producer, a newspaper columnist and as an author.

She also talks to thousands of high school students (and their parents!) every year about friendship, resilience, giving back and how to have a more positive experience online.


Bec is my most trusted source of information, advice and inspiration when it comes to parenting tweens and teens. She is the life-line that every parent so desperately needs.

Mia Freedman

Creative director of the Mamamia Women’s Network (MWN)

Take A Breath.


My website isn’t just a place where you can read my bio and buy my books or request me for your school. It’s a place where you can take a breath. Read some stories, listen to some podcasts, discover a few ideas or tools you hadn’t thought of before and leave - I hope - feeling uplifted.

Away from this page, I’m an aunty and a godmother to several tween and teen girls. But I’d like to think I can also be an unofficial godmother to all those girls out there who need another grownup in their corner offering advice and wisdom and understanding.

Are you ready? Let's get going!

Bec is the author of three best-selling novels The Girl Most LikelyThe Year Nick McGowan Came to Stay and Joel and Cat Set The Story Straight (co-authored with Nick Earls). Since 2009 Rebecca has focused on writing non-fiction books for teenage girls to help them navigate those tricky high school years. Those books include Find Your Tribe (and 9 other things I wish I’d known in high school); Find Your Feet (The 8 things I Wish I’d Known Before I Left High School) and the best-selling Ask Me Anything (heartfelt answers to 65 anonymous questions from teenage girls).



Thanks Rebecca for such an informative, down-to-earth and 'smart' presentation last night. Not only did I get a lot out of it (and made many mental notes to follow-up resources), but my 10-year-old daughter came home saying it really made her think hard about being online. Your humorous, self-deprecating stories about your own life and school years really resonated with her also - which made the messages stick! So - thank you from both of us! 🙂




Bec is an entertaining and engaging presenter who provided practical advice for both parents and young people. Weaving stories of her own school experience in the joyful 80s resonated particularly with parents and her knowledge of the world of teenage girls is spot on.

Nicole Earley (Enrolments) & Helen Carty (Deputy Principal, Pastoral Care)

Loreto College


Thanks for a fantastic presentation Rebecca. Could have listened to you for ages. All kids need to hear your safety information



Loved your talk last night at Loreto, Rebecca Sparrow. Wonderful, positive messages for our girls (and the Mums!). Thank you.







from Bec

Resources for

teens and tweens

6 Friendship Lessons for Girls

February 24, 2019

The world is wrong.

October 20, 2018

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