Schoolies in Bali…

Ahh yes. That wonderful time of year on the Gold Coast. SCHOOLIES. The word that sends shivers down most mothers’ spines. Dads’ not so much. I’ve always been a little bit smug with Schoolies as my first child finished high school 5 years ago and being the sensible , wonderful child didn’t feel any need to attend . A camping trip down the coast was enough for him. I was happy. Not this time around. Mr 18 year old , (aka) middle child has thrown himself full tilt into Schoolies. My head is spinning and I feel like I have lost all control. I have no idea how I would cope if Bali was on the cards. He knew Bali was never in the picture . It just doesn’t make sense to me. Love and support your child through 13 years of school , celebrate their last weeks of year 12 with a wonderful formal, dinner, dance then pack them off to a third world country where last time I looked it carried a death penalty for drugs. I am starting to hyperventilate now just thinking about it. Some Bali tips for any Schoolie heading over. I have no tips for the mothers except , valium and wine, preferably mixed together.

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In the lead up to ‘schoolies’ or ‘leavers’ events it may be a good idea to talk to your  child and discuss some of the tips below for staying safe and having a good time in Bali during their celebrations.

DO NOT get a henna tattoo  (many are allergic with life changing results)

Do NOT accept drugs.  Drugs are illegal (you may end up with a death penalty)

Do NOT ride a motor bike without a helmet, motorbike licence, without travel insurance or while intoxicated

Do NOT get a tattoo – unless you want it FOREVER

Do NOT risk unprotected sex.  Use condoms!  (Sexually transmitted diseases – including chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, hepatitis are more common than you realise. HIV is FOREVER!)

DO NOT go to money changers down lane-ways, in the back of shops or offering better exchange rates than most other places (it is likely they will try…

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