On Tuesday April 5, Exploring Teens asked the question: Is this normal teenage behaviour? At their very first Q & A parents forum, 7 experts in their field ranging from psychologists to youth motivational speakers, informed and empowered parents. It was a brilliant night and the organisers are to be commended on hosting such a great event. I’ve put the links to each of the speakers below but I must say, if you weren’t there, you missed out!! If you haven’t heard about Exploring Teens and subscribed to their magazine, please do!! It’s a brilliant resource of support and encouragement to parents who often feel isolated and alone whilst navigating what can be tumultuous years.

I spoke about the impact of porn on children and teens and inspired parents to get talking to their kids about porn. You are welcome to listen to the podcast below. I’ve also shared the PowerPoint so you can follow along.

The other speakers at the Exploring Teens Q & A forum had exceptional advice on the night and offer brilliant support in their specialist fields.

  • Collett Smart is a consultant psychologist, qualified teacher, lecturer, author and mum of 3.
  • Paul Wade – Skills for Life: Formerly a Socceroo Captain, Paul is one of the most highly experienced and  sought after speakers in the industry.
  • Sarah McMahon – Psychologist and Director of Body Matters Australasia, offering counselling and treatment for eating disorders, body image issues and unhealthy weight-loss practices.
  • Brad Marshall, Principal Psychologist at Northshore Kidspace, providing child & adolescent psychiatry and psychology.
  • Trent Southworth is an ex NSW Police Youth Liaison Officer and founder of Teen Strategies Group, providing seminars on drugs, alcohol and other youth related issues.
  • John George is the founder of Inflow Educationproviding Mathematics and English small group and one-on-one tuition for students from Kindergarten through to Year 12 with a holistic approach to learning.

THANK YOU to everyone who has been sharing these blog posts and for all your great feedback.  If you have a topic you would like me to blog about, send an email me or ASK ME through Vidoyen. If you would like to enquire about my availability and professional speaking fees to present at your school, in-service, conference, community, youth or church event, enquire via email.  If you are looking for sexuality education support, find us at Youth Wellbeing Project and sign up to receive our newsletter or access the Not for Kids! children’s book.

Liz Walker

About Liz Walker

Sexuality & pornography educator and advocate. Liz provides consultancy, schools education & presentations, and is sought after internationally.