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A Teenager's Room is Their Castle.

Nikky

Last week I wrote about one of the ways children cope with a sense of powerlessness. For teenagers this often manifests itself with a strong territorial attitude towards their bedroom.

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Child-Man!

Nikky

It’s not news that children - especially little boys - love superheroes. In the run up to, and during, Halloween it’s been possible to see youngsters dressed up in every flavour of crusader, caped or otherwise.


I have been asking mini-sized Batmen, Supermen, Iron and Spider Men amongst others what it is that they love so much about these characters. Mostly the answers revolve around their various superhuman capabilities and the fact that they are the good guys who can overcome any danger or threat to themselves or humanity as a whole. Behind these words lie the truth of the matter.
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Listen to Me - I'm down here!

Nikky

I recently found out that a 13 year old girl, Nora Keegan from Calgary, Canada, had conducted a piece of research to test whether the volume of electric hand dryers were detrimental to children’s hearing.

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Time Travel

Nikky

It can be difficult for us grown-ups to understand how differently time is perceived by a toddler, a child, or even a teenager.

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Child Power

Nikky

Last year, the Guardian newspaper held an experiment where several families gave up the rules laid down by parents, and handed the power over to the children.

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