Topic: Anxiety

Why You Shouldn't Skip the Parent Teacher Interview

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So your child’s doing just fine at school: No problems with grades or homework, seems happy with their friends, no complaints from any of the teaching staff. Do you really need to attend that parent teacher meeting?

Or maybe your child hates school, is always in trouble and you just can’t face seeing their teacher to hear all about it … Again!

Topics: Parenting, Teachers, High School, Primary School, Anxiety

How to Help Your Child Transition to High School

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Whether your child is moving up from primary to secondary in the same school or starting a new school altogether, entering Year 7 can be both a fun and daunting experience: New teachers, subjects and friends; more independence and responsibility; a heavier workload - not to mention changing bodies and fluctuating hormones!

Topics: Parenting, High School, Homework, Sleep, Anxiety

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

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

5 Ways to Validation: Showing Distressed Kids You Get It

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Every day, we send messages to our kids that shape their thoughts, feelings and behaviours. Equally, our kids are sending us messages about their thoughts and feelings through their behaviour, particularly when they’re feeling distressed.

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

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