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E-Safety’s Guide to Popular Apps

As a parent it can be mildly terrifying when your child starts talking about Snap Chat or Tik Tok or some other platform you’ve never heard of, particularly if they sound like they’ve been using it for years. Information around… Continue Reading →

RUOK? Day

Today is RUOK Day reminding us of the importance of checking in with friends and family who might be finding life tough at the moment. A simple conversation can connect us. : Ask, Listen,  Encourage action, Check in. In recognising… Continue Reading →

Dealing with homeschooling under lockdown

I can hear you all saying “another article about homeschooling or remote learning or whatever you want to call it?” And yes, it is but I think in lots of households the grind of lockdown is wearing us down. Our… Continue Reading →

RUOK Day September 10

The second Thursday of September is R U OK? Day – a day dedicated to encouraging everyone to meaningfully connect with people around them by asking the simple question “Are you OK?” In our current context, it’s so important that… Continue Reading →

Reflecting on your exam results expectations

As we draw nearer to Year 12 exams, I thought it was timely for parents to consider their expectations their child’s exam results and future plans. Hopefully with the time you have all been spending together due to COVID you… Continue Reading →

Try Being 5 Minutes Late: Common Sense Ideas to Promote Resilience

Sometimes letting your children choose for themselves is the answer. Certainly not all the time, but children need to begin to make decisions and take responsibility for them. Believe it or not most are up for the challenge, it is… Continue Reading →

Maintaining kids’ mental health during the coronavirus pandemic

Here we go again! Entering lockdown means that taking care of our own mental health and the mental health of our children needs to be at the top of our “Must Do’s.” Leading parenting expert Michael Grose  offers us some… Continue Reading →

Pick your battles wisely – advice for parents

It’s sage advice, to pick your battles wisely, perhaps even more so when parenting your children. In this article Michael Grose, one of Australia’s leading parenting educators, asks, do you want to win, do you pick the right time and… Continue Reading →

How to talk to your child about suicide with Chris Mackey

Last week, the well-being program ‘Destination Happiness’ had an online facilitated discussion with their resident psychologist Chris Mackey and host Angie Hilton. The topic of conversation was ‘How to talk to your child about suicide’ ; ‘what signs to look… Continue Reading →

Helping children transition back to school in the COVID-19 era

Transitioning back to school in the COVID-19 era can present many challenges for parents and children. Many parents have reported that learning from home has given their child the opportunity to work at their own pace. Many children have also… Continue Reading →

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