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More from Dr Kristy Goodwin

  Watch - How much screen-time is okay for kids? - SBS Insight: Screens in Schools - Is social media bad for us?   Listen Maggie Dent talks to digital wellbeing expert Dr Kristy Goodwin to find out how we can best raise our kids in the digital age. Go to podcast >> Read - Five Tips to Tame [...]

By |2019-07-09T12:25:27+10:00July 9th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Four ways your name can affect your job prospects

What’s in a name? A lot, according to research. Your name can have a huge influence on your prospects in life. Much of this is due to bias, stereotyping and other rules of thumb that people employ when making judgements about others. In hiring this can be a huge problem. While there are nine characteristics [...]

By |2019-06-04T15:28:00+10:00June 4th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

7 things every autistic girl wishes her parents knew

Detailing some of the key points from the book What Every Autistic Girl Wishes Her Parents Knew, this article covers some of the challenges most commonly experienced by girls with autism and how parental support can help them to meet these challenges. The advice is collated from members of the Autism Women's Network, who relate [...]

By |2019-06-04T14:11:08+10:00June 3rd, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Kids’ diets and screen time: to set up good habits, make healthy choices the default at home

The availability of junk foods and screens is increasingly creating challenges for parents. But in the home environment, parents have the opportunity to shape their children’s diet, activity, screen time and health. This includes managing the foods they eat and the activities available to them – and the expectations around these. We know early childhood [...]

By |2019-06-03T13:42:24+10:00June 3rd, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Let them play! Kids need freedom from play restrictions to develop

You may have heard of play. It’s that thing children do – the diverse range of unstructured, spontaneous activities and behaviours. Children play in many ways, including by exploring movements, constructing with equipment, creating games, using imagination and chasing others around a playground. The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child recognises play as [...]

10 tips for parenting preteens

Many parents have difficulty when their kids hit preadolescence, as this is a major period of physical and cognitive change. In particular, a child's increased independence and need for distance from their parents can be a real struggle to adapt to. This is also a time when children need a good relationship with their parents [...]

By |2019-05-20T17:39:46+10:00May 20th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Being the best advocate for your child with autism at school

This article features advice from Emma Goodall on how parents can ensure their autistic child has the best possible experience at school. As a person with autism as well as a teacher who specialises in teaching autistic children, Emma's experience is invaluable in this area. The basis of Emma's message is to be constructive rather [...]

By |2019-05-20T14:58:17+10:00May 20th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

The power of perseverance

The more we persevere and sticks to life goals, the lower our risk of mental health disorders such as anxiety and depression in the decades that follow, a new study suggests. In the study, which was published recently in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology, researchers focused on three things in particular: goal persistence, self-mastery, and [...]

By |2019-05-13T18:34:16+10:00May 13th, 2019|Categories: Anxiety, Depression, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Too much love: helicopter parents could be raising anxious, narcissistic children

The Age newspaper recently highlighted the issue of so-called “helicopter parenting” at universities. The report talked of parents contacting lecturers to ask about their adult children’s grades, sitting in on meetings with course coordinators and repeatedly phoning academics to inquire about students’ progress. Over-parenting involves parents using developmentally inappropriate tactics that far exceed the actual [...]

By |2019-05-13T17:10:04+10:00May 13th, 2019|Categories: Science & Research, Society & Culture, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Year 11 and 12: some teen support tips for parents

When high-schoolers are completing their senior years, it can feel as if the whole family is doing Year 11 or Year 12, according to clinical psychologist Andrew Fuller. Parents have a vital role in helping their teens - and that includes helping them to manage their time, energy, and stress - and to get everything [...]

By |2019-05-13T16:37:45+10:00May 13th, 2019|Categories: Education, Learning, Uncategorized|0 Comments