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Best Podcasts for Kids, Tweens & Teens

August 18, 2019

Podcasts for Kids, Pre-Teens and Teens Whether you’re driving to school, sports practice, after school activities or grandma’s house … this is a great time to put on a podcast and listen together. Below you can read about my top four personal favourites! And then I’ve listed loads more podcasts under a few categories for you. Enjoy! Short & Curly –Hosts Molly, Carl and Matt explore ethical dilemmas in this hilarious and thought-provoking podcast. This is our favourite podcast to listen to. My kids and I are obsessed with it! It’s great for kids and…

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I want you to join me on #teamgirls …

May 14, 2017

When I was fifteen if you’d asked me what my life purpose was, I would have mumbled something about marrying Kirk Cameron and working as a children’s TV…

Before You Hit Send – social media tips for parents + tweens + teens

February 13, 2017

STEP 1.  BASIC ONLINE DO’S & DONT’S Don’t use your child’s photo or real name when setting up apps or certain social media accounts. Don’t accept friend requests…

The List part 2: resources for tween and teenage boys

September 13, 2016

First up – if you’re looking for my resources list for teenage GIRLS. Click here. So. Houston, we have a problem. Go searching for inspiring, uplifting books, websites…

The List: My go-to resources for tween and teen girls …

August 31, 2016

Here it is. My go-to list. (If you’re looking for my list of resources for teenage BOYS click here) I feel like so many parents are feeling anxious…

"What advice do you have for us for Schoolies Week?"

November 17, 2015

Isn’t that a great question? A SMART QUESTION.  Yesterday I was speaking to the Class of 2015 at Somerville House. So it was me and a room of 200…

"I’m ugly. So how will I ever get a boyfriend?" [extract from Ask Me Anything (heartfelt answers to 65 anonymous questions from teenage girls)]

November 7, 2015

Define ‘ugly’ for me. Ugly in what way? Because let me tell you what ugly means to me. ‘Ugly’ is someone who is racist or homophobic or sexist.…

Who you are in high school is NOT who you are for the rest of your life.

February 8, 2015

It’s this:  Who You Are In High School Is Not Who You Are For The Rest Of Your Life There are two big things I remember about high…

Is this the conversation you need to have with your child before school goes back?

January 24, 2015

Have you taught your child how to recognise a good friend? When you write a book about the importance of choosing the right friends in school, it goes…

If you’re after a feel-good movie, go see this one …

August 16, 2014

Once upon a time I went to the movies ALL THE TIME. On a whim! I’d be bored in an afternoon and think “I’m going to pop out…

That awkward moment when you realise your favourite song is actually about crystal meth.

August 16, 2014

Three years ago I confessed here on Mamamia about a rather embarrassing episode where I was publicly outed for singing the wrong song lyrics. Do you remember? You…

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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.

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