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Nicole Roache

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 →

The power of gratitude

“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it”. The evidence around the effects of expressing and receiving gratitude is very well known. This article from Innerdrive.co.uk outlines the positive outcomes of simple acts… Continue Reading →

Alcohol, teens and socialising: Being prepared for parenting post-COVID-19

Drug and alcohol expert Paul Dillon talks about adolescents, under age drinking, COVID restrictions and what might happen when restrictions ease in this article from his blog “Doing Drugs with Paul Dillon.” Here’s a little of what Paul has to… 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 →

Thirteen Reasons Why

You may be aware that the fourth season of Thirteen Reasons Why was released last week. Due to its global impact, difficult themes and some mental health sector criticism of previous seasons Headspace, the National Youth Mental Health Foundation, is… 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 →

Returning to school anxiety free

There is so much information out there at the moment about returning to school. You might be thinking, why, we are just going back to normal, but it is a change. Things have changed, people have changed and some are… Continue Reading →

Re-setting Friendships: What Parents Need to Know About the Return Back to School

This is a great article from educator, author and speaker, with a special interest in tweens and teens Michelle Mitchell. Michelle talks about helping kids understand that going back to school is not necessarily going back to how things were,… Continue Reading →

7 tips to help kids feeling anxious about going back to school

As COVID-19 lockdown measures are lifted, some children may experience social anxiety about the prospect of returning to school. People with social anxiety may fear embarrassment or the expectation to perform in social situations, or worry exceedingly about people judging… Continue Reading →

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