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Every family has different challenges to overcome, and different ways of dealing with those challenges.
Follow our Common Ground families as they tackle the big issues faced by everyday kiwis, and have your say on how they could work together to get through it.
Amy is teenager who is keeping her boyfriend secret from her mother, in an effort to protect her mum while she is managing her own marriage break-up.
The Things We Don't Say explores the relationship between Amy and her mother. While at a surface level the two seem to be able to talk about anything, the reality is that Amy is keeping secrets, and doesn't feel like she can share everything with her mum.
After Amy throws a party at the house without permission, Mum becomes increasingly suspicious of what Amy has really been doing.
Meanwhile Amy is trying to manage her relationship with her boyfriend, and also protect her mum while she is managing her own marriage break-up.
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Carla is Richie’s mother. While she, together with her husband raised Richie with a strong moral code, she also believes that there is a large amount of learning that comes from making mistakes.Read more