Topic: Friendship

Get ready for Prep - a guide for parents

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At the time of writing, it is the beginning of February and the new school year has just begun. For many families, it’s the beginning of a whole new chapter as their child starts school for the first time.

For other families, Prep is a year away, and many parents will be concerned whether their child will be ready for school in 12 months time.

When a child begins Prep, parents are often unsure as to what foundations and skills their little learner should be equipped with.

Topics: Parenting, Primary School, Social Skills, Preschool, Prep, Friendship

#caremongering in the Kindness Pandemic

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Among the daily news of bad behaviour – selfish stockpiling, ignorant racism and reckless irresponsibility – come stories of great kindness: Communities looking out for each other and new friendships flowering, albeit at an appropriate social distance. 

“Caremongering, not scaremongering,” is the rallying cry of Canadian volunteers and altruists as they band together to bring food and essentials to their country’s most vulnerable. 

Topics: Community, Mental Health, Friendship, COVID-19

Good Friends and Plenty of Sleep Help Keep Girls Happy

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Getting enough sleep and spending face-to-face time with friends are the best ways for teenage girls to guard against unhappiness and psychological ill-health, according to a recent UK government report

Topics: Teens, High School, Sleep, Anxiety, Girls, Mental Health, Friendship

Why Kids Need Time Alone with Their Friends

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As young as eight, I would hop on my bike after school, cycle a few blocks and knock on my friend's door to see if they could play. We would kick balls in the street or ride to the woods for fort building and games of tiggy and 'capture the castle'. If my parents worried, they never showed it.

Topics: Teens, High School, Primary School, Social Skills, Friendship

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