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Are Parents Responsible For Their Child’s Bullying?

Cyberbullying peaks when students are on summer break, but parents are leaving teachers to deal with the fallout when the school year resumes, educators and experts say. Melbourne teacher Joel Hamilton* has had enough of your children. Specifically, he's had enough of you. "Teachers are fighting a losing battle against parents," the primary school educator [...]

By |2019-01-14T18:30:15+00:00January 14th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Children’s Well-Being Goes Hand in Hand with Their Dads’ Mental Health

We know from new research that children whose mothers are depressed may respond differently to stress, have altered immunity and be at greater risk of psychological disorders. This work adds to the body of research showing children can be affected in negative and long-term ways by their mothers’ mental ill-health. But what about dads? Men’s [...]

By |2019-01-07T16:19:52+00:00January 7th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Why Emotional Turmoil in Adolescence is Normal

I care deeply about young people and have done since I too was a moody, often confused adolescent who made some big, sometimes life-threatening, mistakes. The development of the physical body together with sexual urges, novelty seeking behaviours, rapidly changing moods and emotional states make adolescence a very interesting time. The developing pre-frontal lobe affects [...]

By |2019-01-07T16:11:12+00:00January 7th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Making New Year’s Resolutions Personal Could Actually Make Them Stick

If you feel you consistently fail at your New Year’s resolutions, you are not alone. Despite our good intentions, we’re pretty poor at changing our own behaviour. We continue to smoke, eat or drink too much, and exercise too little, all of which affect our health and well-being. In trying to change behaviour (including our [...]

By |2019-01-07T16:22:20+00:00January 7th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

‘I Didn’t Take the Easy Way’: Curtis Cheng’s Son on Fighting Hate with Tolerance

Three years after the worst day of his life, Alpha Cheng picks his words with care. The 31-year old schoolteacher speaks out – sometimes. He talks about what he knows: racism, his friends and what happened to his father. In October 2015, Curtis Cheng was leaving work at Parramatta police station when he was shot [...]

By |2019-01-07T15:57:41+00:00January 7th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Is Social Media to Blame for Poor Grades?

Do teenagers who frequent Snapchat, Facebook, Instagram and other social media sites perform worse academically? Scientists from Germany have looked into these worries. "Concerns regarding the allegedly disastrous consequences of social networking sites on school performance are unfounded," says Professor Markus Appel, a psychologist who holds the Chair of Media Communication at Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg (JMU) [...]

By |2018-12-17T14:30:56+00:00December 17th, 2018|Categories: Technology, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

How to Talk to Your Child About Their School Report

It’s that time of year again when you receive your child’s school report. For some parents and carers, understanding what it means can be challenging. Some children will be happy and others may be disappointed. Parents and carers need to interpret the information in the report so you can determine the strengths of your child, [...]

By |2018-12-07T14:52:02+00:00December 7th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Survey Reveals ‘Alarming’ Attitudes of Britons on Rape

An "alarming" proportion of adults in Great Britain remain confused about what constitutes rape, campaigners say. A third of people surveyed for the End Violence Against Women coalition said there had to be physical violence for sexual activity to count as rape. A third of males and 21% of females said it would not usually [...]

By |2018-12-07T14:03:05+00:00December 7th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Getting Students Outdoors for Christmas

It’s that time of year again. No, I don’t mean report writing time – I mean Christmas, although you may have missed that in amongst all the assessments and general busyness that the end of the year entails. Naturally though, the kids are excited and can’t wait to celebrate, and there’s some great ways you [...]

By |2018-12-07T13:53:59+00:00December 7th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Should You Let Your Kids Skip School to Be Part of a Political Protest?

On Monday, Prime Minister Scott Morrison made it clear how he felt about Australian students taking time off school to protest. "We don't support the idea of kids not going to school to participate in things that can be dealt with outside of school," he said. "We don't support our schools being turned into parliaments. [...]

By |2018-12-07T11:24:50+00:00December 3rd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |0 Comments