Education and parenting articles from the King's team

How to Deal with Anxiety - A Parent's Guide

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Anxiety is currently the most common health condition in Australia. Anxiety disorder affects:

•    1 in 4 people
•    1 in 3 women
    1 in 8 men
•    14 % of the population

40% of all people will experience a panic attack at some point in their lives.

Topics: Parenting, Teens, High School, Primary School, Social Skills, Health, Anxiety

Are Smartphones to Blame for iGen's Unhappiness?

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Teenage anxiety, depression, self-harm and suicide have skyrocketed since 2011. The iGeneration (iGen) – people born after 1995 – was the first demographic to spend its entire adolescence with a smartphone. Could there be a connection? Dr Jean Twenge, Professor of Psychology at San Diego State University, thinks so.

Topics: Parenting, Teens, High School, Internet, Social Media, Anxiety

Your High School Reunion - Why You Should Go

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Each year, King's organises a 10-year and a 20-year High School Reunion for its alumni. In 2025, King's will be hosting its first 30-year High School Reunion. While these events are full of love, laughter and memories, many former students report feelings of apprehension and inadequacy before the event.

Topics: School Leavers, High School, Alumni

Seven Phrases to Avoid When Kids Are Anxious

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Talking with kids when they are anxious can be hard work for parents and teachers. Sometimes just one word out of place or spoken with the wrong tone of voice can get a child’s back up, upset them or make them uncooperative.

Topics: Parenting, Teens, High School, Primary School, Social Skills, Anxiety

Fortnite and Fanaticism

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Working with kids in schools these past weeks, and indeed having five children of my own, has alerted me to the seemingly unprecedented obsession with the new online game Fortnite. Not since Pokémon Go has something seemed to take the world by storm, leaving parents wondering when it will ever stop.

Topics: Parenting, High School, Internet, Primary School, Technology

How I Got Sucked Into My Kids' Gaming World

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Like many parents, I struggle with kids and screen time, most notably with computer games. I set time limits on play, check games are age-appropriate, ban devices from the bedroom and offer all sorts of alternative play and activities … but still get disheartened that my two boys would rather race virtual cars and navigate imaginary worlds than kick a football around or build Lego.

Topics: Parenting, High School, Internet, Primary School, Technology

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