Topic: Teens

Parenting Habits All Parents Should Stop

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Even the best parents make mistakes. Generally it's better to focus on the positives - what you should be doing as a parent - than fixate on where you are messing up. However, sometimes it helps to be reminded of some of the behaviours we should stop or do less of, if we are to raise autonomous, emotionally-smart citizens of the future.

Topics: Parenting, Teens, High School, Primary School

6 Nightmare Habits That Ruin Teenagers' Sleep

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Many teenagers today are sleep deprived. They should be getting between nine and 10 hours sleep each night, yet most get only seven or eight hours. Some get less.

Sleep deprivation is akin to jet lag. It causes young people not to function at their optimum. It can be the cause of poor behaviour, mental health problems and low functioning in the classroom.

Topics: Parenting, Teens, High School, Sleep

Home Alone - A Parent's Guide

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Twelve. It’s a glorious age of independence and new opportunities. In Queensland, 12 is the age your child can legally be left home unsupervised, walk to the shops on their own or take the bike to the beach without their parents in tow.

Topics: Parenting, Teens, School Leavers, High School, Primary School

Balancing Extra-Curricular Activities

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Over-scheduled kids, exhausted parents, no family time? Feel like you're constantly trying to be in three places at once, chauffeuring children to clubs, training and rehearsals?

How much time should kids spend on extra-curricular activities? And how can families stay on top of it all?

Topics: Parenting, Teens, High School, Primary School, Homework, Planning, Sport

Should I Make My Child Tidy Their Bedroom?

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“It’s my room. I like it that way!”.

Fed up of nagging and battles over messy bedrooms? Should parents take a step back and give kids autonomy over their own space? Or is this setting them up for disaster later in life?

Topics: Parenting, Teens, High School, Boys

Momo - Myth or Menace?

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A hoax? Fake news? Urban legend? How did social media, worried parents, playground gossip, the police and even Kim Kardashian help this disturbing online myth snowball out of all proportion?

Topics: Parenting, Teens, High School, Internet, Primary School, Safety, Technology, Social Media, Bullying

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