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Aggression, Shame, Winning At All Costs: The Real Values We’re Teaching Kids Through Sport

Without a doubt, this time of year is all about winning. Thanks to the last few weeks of finals fever, the media has been full of tales about underdogs triumphing and boys from the wrong side of the tracksmaking good because of the saving grace of sport. The football grand finals are one thing, but should we be concerned [...]

By | 2017-10-06T12:17:29+00:00 October 6th, 2017|Categories: Bullying, Society & Culture|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

How to Help Kids Manage Anger

As a school counselor, one of the most frequently asked category of questions I receive centers around ‘how do I handle my child’s anger?’  The question is almost always spoken by parents in a voice burdened with shame and embarrassment—as if anger in childhoodwas a bad thing or that any ‘good’ parent would know how to keep their kids perpetually [...]

By | 2017-08-14T16:10:18+00:00 August 14th, 2017|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing, Uncategorized|Tags: , |0 Comments

20 Ways to Help Teenagers Handle Their Anger

Teenage anger can be frightening. Parents find toddler tantrums hard enough to deal with, but when their child becomes taller than they are, and throws their weight around it is time for some serious thought into how to manage the situation. It may be useful to imagine their anger as a balloon. Many things happen [...]

By | 2017-07-24T14:21:33+00:00 July 24th, 2017|Categories: Anxiety, Mental Health & Wellbeing, Society & Culture|Tags: , |0 Comments

What If Your Child Is The Bully?

"I hope she doesn't get bullied," I confided to my husband on our daughter's first day of school. "I hope she doesn't bully," my husband replied. The thought that my darling angel could bully another child had never once entered my head. And when I did think about it I dismissed it immediately. I suspect [...]

The Next Level: What Happens When Kids Can’t Turn Off Their Games

Flickr Images It was nearing midnight when she slipped out of bed, padded across the wood floors and peered into the room across the hall. Her 15-year-old son was still awake, like she knew he would be, sitting in his bed, staring at his laptop screen. This had long been his nightly ritual: [...]

Do Screens Make Psychotic Adults?

Flickr Images Do your work responsibilities and recreational choices involve a lot of computer use? Are you in the habit of updating social media through the day? Are you finding it weirdly difficult to concentrate on this paragraph? If the answer to all three questions was in the affirmative, this might not be [...]

Three Personality Traits Of Aggressive People

Pixabay Images Aggressive and confrontational people who become perpetrators of violence can be easily identified by a "red triad" of personality traits, a Texan researcher told a conference on reducing aggression on Saturday. William Ickes, a personality and social psychologist from the University of Texas, Arlington, told the 22nd world meeting of the [...]

Anxiety And Aggression: When Anxiety In Children Looks Like Anger, Tantrums Or Meltdowns

Flikr Images Anxiety can be a masterful imposter. In children, it can sway away from the more typical avoidant, clingy behaviour and show itself as tantrums, meltdowns and aggression. As if anxiety wasn’t hard enough to deal with! When children are under the influence of an anxious brain, their behaviour has nothing to do [...]

Pediatrics Group Cautions Against Violent Video Games For Children

Pixabay Images The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is reiterating its long-standing appeal for parents to keep children away from violent movies and video games. “Although there is broad scientific consensus that virtual violence increases aggressive thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, there has been little public action to help mitigate children’s exposure to it,” [...]

Neuroscience Of Bullying: Why Do Some Find It Rewarding?

Flikr Images Aggressive behavior is often a facet of psychiatric disorders. But it also readily occurs in people with no such condition. Bullying has the potential to significantly reduce the victim's quality of life. As such, it is a topic well worthy of study. There has been a great deal of study into [...]