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Christmas Fun Facts

1. Christmas celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ.
Christmas is an annual Christian holiday that celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ. The 25th day of December was chosen to mark His birthday by the Roman Catholic Church years after His death. And this Christian holiday is celebrated by Christians all over the world…

The Transition from Primary to Secondary School

Transition strategies must consider that for many children the move to secondary school coincides with puberty.

The TikTok Spiral

Back in July this year, 4 Corners reported on the popular app TikTok. It was very interesting and fat the same time very frightening. They talked about the algorithm showing individualised content in a continuous stream.  It highlighted the  vulnerability of our young people who are bombarded with  content, with a lot of it inappropriate ,for your children to see and be consumed by. They spoke to someone suffering with an eating disorder and showed the kinds of things constantly appearing on her feed. As a parent this should frighten you, this is targeting your kids and as parents we need to be aware.

Divorce and Separation

Family separation and divorce can be very stressful for the children, young people and families, with people placed under varying degrees of stress.

The transition from primary to secondary school

Transition strategies must consider that for many children the move to secondary school coincides with puberty.

Why Is It So Hard to Apologize?

“I’m sorry.” Those two little words can be so hard to say. Research reveals why we struggle to apologize.

Building Children’s Confidence

Confident children are motivated to engage in more experiences, more able to build positive relationships, and become happier, successful adults.

Bullying

Bullying is behaviour that’s intended to embarrass, threaten or intimidate another person. It causes distress to everyone, but we can stop it.

Physical Activity and Mental Health

Regular physical activity is great for children and young people’s healthy development and helps prevent and relieve mental health issues.

Brain Development

Brain development affects children and young people’s ability to form healthy, satisfying relationships and to succeed in learning and social environments.

Cultural Diversity and Mental Health

Helping children and young people understand, respect and appreciate cultural differences gives them a sense of belonging in your learning community.

Postural Control

Postural Control is the ability to maintain the body in a controlled position. Postural control requires muscle strength in the muscles around the neck, back, tummy and hips. Good postural control is important for children as it impacts on their ability to function in the classroom.

Seeking solutions to self-injury

A Guide for Parents and Families

If Your Child Is Self-Injuring …

Guidelines developed by the International Consortium on Self-injury in Educational Settings (ICSES)

Self Care for Parents During COVID-19

As parents, we often put our needs aside as we focus on caring for, raising and supporting our children. For many, parenting during the COVID-19 pandemic has presented a completely new set of challenges.

The SEARCH Framework for Wellbeing

The SEARCH framework’s 6 pathways to wellbeing: Strengths, Emotional Management, Attention & Awareness, Relationships, Coping and Habits & Goals.

The SEARCH framework’s 6 pathways to wellbeing: Strengths, Emotional Management, Attention & Awareness, Relationships, Coping and Habits & Goals.

Grief

Grief is our natural response to loss. Children and young people experience grief when they lose someone or something they feel close to.

The SEARCH framework’s 6 pathways to wellbeing: Strengths, Emotional Management, Attention & Awareness, Relationships, Coping and Habits & Goals.

Body Image

Body image considers ideas on size and shape, skin colour, physical features, clothing and adornments, and is shaped by factors and influences.

3 Practices to Come Back to Your Heart

Heather Hurlock, Executive Editor at Mindful, explores ways we can tune into our innate capacity for love and compassion.

School Refusal

Children and young people are sometimes reluctant to attend school and can become significantly worried or upset to the point of refusing to do so.

Mindfulness

Mindfulness is a proven technique used to reduce stress, improve mental health and help cope with tough times.

Stress Management

Stress is a normal reaction to life’s changes and challenges. It can motivate us to get things done and to feel better about trying a new thing

8 Working Memory Boosters

Does your child have a hard time keeping one bit of information in mind while doing something else? For example, you’re making spaghetti together, and your child’s in charge of the sauce. But your child leaves to answer a text and forgets to come back and stir. Working memory challenges can cause trouble with tasks like these.

Nutrition and mental health

Nutrition affects mental health and wellbeing. When good quality food is eaten, children and young people’s behaviour and academic performance improves.

After-school restraint collapse is a real thing – here’s how to deal with it

There’s a reason your kid is an angel at school or daycare but a hot mess at home.
It’s called after-school restraint collapse. Here’s how to deal with it.

The Sensory Spectrum

For Sensory Processing Disorder Kiddos and Their Parents

The Ideal Day

It’s such a perfect day Lou Reed once sang.But how do you plan to have a perfect day? Most people never think about how to set themselves up to have a great day even though that is what a great life consists of – great days. Here are a few ideas.

Ten Hint for Creating Resilient Families…

Resilience is the happy knack of being able to bungy jump through life. When the inevitable pitfalls and setbacks of life occur, it is as if you have an elasticised rope around your middle that helps you to bounce back from hard times.

Kid’s with two homes

Some helpful hints By Michael Grose

Depression Proofing your Kids

About 20% of people experience depression at some time in their lives. That means that almost every family has someone with some times of depression.