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7 Guidelines for Talking to your Child About Sexuality

Mommy, where do babies come from? Why does daddy have a penis and I don’t? Do you think I am fat? Why are Auntie’s breasts bigger than mine? Do these sentences sounds familiar? They do to many, because having children means receiving questions that you are not always prepared to answer. However, being able to [...]

By | 2018-04-23T15:26:44+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Categories: Society & Culture|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Boozy Mum Culture Gone Too Far?

Social media feeds are rife with memes depicting exhausted women guzzling wine in giant glasses, with phrases like, "Technically, you're not drinking alone if your kids are home." They refer to wine as "mummy juice" or to the hour of "wine o'clock" - a time that all mums apparently look forward to as a way [...]

By | 2018-04-23T15:26:54+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Categories: Drugs & Alcohol, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Society & Culture|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Top 5 Reasons For a Social Media Detox

In today's world, social media is central to our lives. It helps us to stay in touch with our friends, promote our work, and follow the latest news. How do these networks impact our mental and physical health? Is it time to take a break from being permanently online?Nowadays, we have plenty of social networking [...]

By | 2018-04-23T15:27:04+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Categories: Society & Culture, Technology|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Rapid Rise in Mass School Shootings

A shooting is defined as a "mass shooting" when four or more people are killed (excluding the shooter). Sporadic school shootings have occurred at various points in the history of the US. For example, in 1940 a junior high school principal killed six adults including the school's district business manager. No similar mass shootings occurred [...]

By | 2018-04-23T15:27:23+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Categories: Mental Illness, Society & Culture|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

How To Raise Children Who Are Not Spoiled Brats

No one wants to have – or to be around – demanding, selfish, spoiled children; those who throw tantrums or sulk when they're not given everything they want immediately. Paradoxically, the parents of such children encourage this demanding behaviour in the mistaken belief that if they give their children everything they can, their children will be [...]

By | 2018-04-13T11:47:36+00:00 April 12th, 2018|Categories: Society & Culture|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Stand Up to Bullies

Humans are the most social species on the planet. Most of us spend most of our lives working, eating, sleeping, and playing in groups that range in size from two people all the way up to nations and humanity as a whole. Woven through the tapestry of our relationships are several major threads. One of these [...]

By | 2018-04-13T11:47:50+00:00 April 12th, 2018|Categories: Bullying, Society & Culture|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Loneliness More Likely to Affect Young People

Young adults are more likely to feel lonely than older age groups, says a study from the Office for National Statistics. The research found that almost 10% of people aged 16 to 24 were "always or often" lonely - the highest proportion of any age group. This was more than three times higher than people [...]

Why Suspending or Expelling Students Can Do More Harm Than Good

The number of students being suspended or expelled from Australian schools is “skyrocketing”, according to news reports. These note a 10% increase in suspensions over two years at NSW primary schools and that students in south-western Sydney are being suspended more than four times as often as students in other parts of the city. Suspension and [...]

How Parents’ Arguments Really Affect Their Children

It is normal for parents to argue, but the way these disagreements affect children varies greatly. What can parents and carers do to limit the harm caused by their rows? What happens at home really does affect children's long-term mental health and development. But it is not only the relationship between the parent and child [...]

Plastic Surgeons Warn Against Selfies

Selfies can distort the face and make the nose look larger than it is, according to plastic surgeons who say they’ve seen an uptick in requests for cosmetic procedures from people who want to look better in selfies. “Patients under age 40 take out their phones and tell me they don’t like how they look,” [...]