Topic: Teens

Help Angry Boys Manage Their Emotions

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Increasingly, boys are becoming angry, aggressive and violent. News reports of young men committing acts of violence against each other in the streets is an increasing occurrence. More and more, acts of physical aggression and violence are played out in schoolyards across the country and they involve boys on most occasions.

Topics: Parenting, Teens, High School, Behaviour, Primary School, Boys

So Your Child's a Senior - 10 Ways to Help You Both Survive

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The memories of that little tyke shyly holding your hand as they started school are over twelve years old! That little treasure has somehow morphed into a moody, opinionated, spotty giant, eating you out of house and home, and wearing a King’s white shirt. Guess what? They need you more than ever.

Topics: Parenting, Teens, High School

Teaching Kids to Ask for What They Want

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Much behaviour that annoys parents stems from children’s inability to ask for what they want.

Most parents have experienced a young child yelling, “Mum, he took my toy. It’s not fair!” Perhaps you’ve experienced a child who whines like a dripping tap because they want something from you.

Topics: Parenting, Teens, High School, Behaviour, Primary School, Social Skills, Preschool, Prep, Toddlers

Helping Teenagers Achieve Sustained School Success

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The secondary school year is well and truly underway and thousands of teenagers (and their parents) across the country are settling in for a full year ahead. For some, this marks the beginning of an entirely new stage in their schooling, while others are buckling in for another year of academic rigor. The following are a few tips to help you and your young person navigate the year ahead.

Topics: Parenting, Teens, High School

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

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