THE IMPORTANCE OF POSITIVE FRIENDSHIPS 👭
During the retreat, the girls had 2 hours with founder of Beautiful Minds, Marina Passalaris, to discuss the tough topic of toxic friendships and HOW to bring beautiful and positive friendships into their life.
A lot of the girls found the FRIENDSHIP workshop to be the most valuable, as friendship is a huge part of their adolescence!
As a parent, navigating friendships with your teen is not always easy. A few recommendations we have are:
1 - Talk about the value of honesty
This is encouraging your teen to make friends with people they can be honest with and can trust.
2 - Admire good qualities in their peers
When you see a positive friendship, talk about it with your teen and admire the type of behaviour that is being seen.
3 - Help your teen bond with others with common interests
Your teen could join clubs, youth groups, sports, school holiday programs (like our retreat!)
4 - Support the way your teen likes to socialise
If your teen loves sport, encourage them to do something with a friend that involved a physical activity.
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Seeing the SMILE on their faces meant everything :) <3
Beautiful Minds Teen Retreat in North Sydney over the weekend was the perfect place for them to recharge, unwind, getting them ready to tackle a brand-new term.
Working with our Beautiful Minds team over a 3 day period, she was given tools and tips to set her up to make better choices moving forward :)
Get back to nature, release anxiety, make new friends, recharge and leave feeling balanced, happy and healthy!
Not exactly 10 years but 9 years ago vs today! I couldn’t find any pictures from 2009 on my phone.... I deleted all my pictures before 2010 on social media years ago. I didn’t have enough self confidence to show them... The reason for that was because of my terrible teeth and braces. I got bullied a lot because of my teeth in school and kinda started a new chapter when I got my braces out. I changed to a new school far away from my old school and made new friends. I’m sure I’ve those pictures saved somewhere on a hard drive... If I find them again I’ll definitely do a TBT. For now I’m posting a picture from our holiday in Croatia in 2010 vs a more recent picture taken in eastern France. #10yearchallenge#almosttenyears#teen#teenager#thenvsnow#timeflies#tenyearchallenge
Tonight’s adventure- Nightjar Market. The nightjar market in Torquay runs every Thursday in the month of January and is filled with lots of wonderful stalls. From food and clothing all the way to soap bars. I managed to pick myself up two necklaces a headband which is featured in the picture and a snazzy pair of green circle glasses. There was live music which was fantastic to be able to listen to while waiting in line to get my potato stick! Not only did it cater for adults and teenagers who wanted to listen to music while wandering around the market but they catered for the young ones too! We were fortunate enough to be able to have entertained the little one while we were there. The nightjar market offered the kids to go to a playgroup, watch an act or even play with the hoopla hoops. Overall tonight was great fun and I would totally recommend if you have the chance to attend Nightjar night market. #australia#torquay#travelphotography#potatosticks#nightjar#festival#market#f4f#travel#activity#teenagers#food#fun#music#victoria#surfcoast#beaches#stalls
I just keep getting told, “it’s only going to get worse!!” Why god why?????? His personality is ALL over the place. You never know who or what you are going to get 😱😱😱 Send help, or wine. Yeah send wine, lots & lots of wine 🥂🥂🥂