Boys need help with body image too

I grew up looking at images of ‘heroin chic’ supermodels, for whom nothing tasted better than how thin felt. 1990s beauty standards were defined by Kate Moss’s protruding ribs, while teen girls’ magazines warned of an epidemic of anorexia and bulimia. https://www.flickr.com/photos/9355127@N07/35710732331/in/photostream/ The term body-shaming hadn’t been coined yet, but the rise of magazines outlining [...]

Send nudes? Not on your life

As my son grows from a baby into a toddler I have realised that parenting mainly consists of finding something new to be afraid of at least once a day. While romance is a long way in his future, a study I came across yesterday about how teenagers are now approaching relationships struck fear into my [...]

2018-12-01T09:52:41+00:00 January 5th, 2018|Categories: Opinion|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Not under my roof…

We'd an interesting discussion on the show today about parental control and teenage sex. Listen back to the full discussion here. Rebecca contacted us with this rather disturbing account of what's happening in her home: Hey im wondering could you post this comment on your page please but keep me anonymous. This is a weird question [...]

2018-12-01T09:54:45+00:00 March 10th, 2016|Categories: Opinion|Tags: , , , , , , |

Confirmation should be a conscious choice, not an automatic ritual

[polldaddy poll=8623303] The latest utterances of Pope Francis have rather ruined the reputation he was beginning to get among liberals; suggesting that Catholic women do not have to "breed like rabbits" while continuing to forbid the use of contraception confirms that yes, the Pope is a Catholic. The Bishop of Limerick, Brendan Leahy, has made the [...]