A guide to raising teens in a complex world
An essential guide to parenting today's teens.
Robyn Fausett is a registered nurse and the CEO of Nest Consulting, which provides services dedicated to health and well-being, including body image, cyber safety, sexuality, puberty and respectful relationships education programmes throughout schools and communities in New Zealand. Robyn is the researcher and writer of the majority of these programmes.
Nest's programmes are evidence-based utilising the WHO recognised Hauora approach and integrate holistic age appropriate information for a whole sense of valuing self, others and our environment. Launched in 2010, these popular programmes are now delivered by Nest Consulting's educators and facilitators NZ wide.
Robyn is also a speaker, regularly providing events for parents about tweens and teens topics, to health care providers on the subject of fertility and to communities and corporates on various topic of women's health and menopause.
In addition, Robyn has been instrumental as a Board member within various community focussed charities and organisations (most recently for the 'Healing Through Arts Trust' Board and the 'WALSH Trust' Board (supporting people with mental health, social, illness or disability challenges).
She is accredited as a 'Nourish' body image/media awareness programme facilitator through what was formerly EDEN (Eating Disorders Education Network), with 'A Celebration Day for Girls' and 'Days for Girls' as a period education facilitator and with Natural Fertility NZ as an educator and as a trainer. Robyn also works within the disability sector providing specific sexuality and healthy relationship education to young people and their whanau.
Molly Fausett has a degree in cultural anthropology and sociology, with a focus on gender studies and sexuality. She has worked at Nest Consulting in various roles, including assisting in the developments of its youth programmes. Molly now works for the Ministry of Health within the mental health and addictions directorate.