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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

3 Ways to Rein in Excess of the Holidays

As the holidays approach, I’m feeling a little Scrooge-y. I love the lights and the anticipation and seeing family members, but I can get really bah humbug as December wears on. Maybe it’s because I’m juggling work and my children’s schedules, or maybe it’s the change in time (my gosh, it is dark early). This [...]

6 Tips For Tackling Holiday Parties When You Have Social Anxiety

Social anxiety is more than just being shy. Someone can be so uncomfortable in a situation he or she becomes panicked or frozen. For the those who do experience the condition, the holidays may feel especially fraught. While the idea of going to some or all of these gatherings is enough to make someone with social [...]

The Silly Season With Kids – How To Reduce Stress During The Holidays

Pixabay Images As much as we love the holidays with our kiddos, there are way too many ‘opportunities’ to practice every trick/ bribe/ desperate parenting maneuver clever parenting strategy we know, in order to smooth the edges and make everything, you know, magical. This can bring more than a reasonable amount of stress during the [...]

This Holiday Season, Spend On Doing Rather Than Having

Flickr Images Consumerism is in the air this time of year. There may be no better evidence of our consumerist habits than the barrage of goods currently advertised on-line, in newspaper supplements, and, of course, in store windows. But there has been some recent pushback on this front. Last year, the outdoor retailer [...]

12 Tips to Help You Look after Your Mental Health This Christmas

pixlisting.com The Christmas period is marketed as a joyous, festive occasion and a time for celebration. Yet for many people, Christmas can also be one of the most chaotic, stressful and challenging times of the year, especially for their mental health. The stress of buying food and presents can heighten financial strain and [...]

By |2015-12-16T08:51:39+00:00December 15th, 2015|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Post-festive Period is Unrecognised Mental Health Dark Spot

I invite you, therefore, as you enter the New Year, to spare a thought about the loved one or colleague who was surprisingly quiet at the last get-together. Has there been a change in their functioning? Are they their usual selves? If not, seek them out a second time, to see whether they may need [...]

Tiny Moments Of Connection With Kids Matter

Most parents would never question that they love their children wholeheartedly — even when their little darling has done a lipstick drawing on the wall, won’t eat their vegies or sleep in their own bed, or thumps their brother. Even though we might get annoyed, we still love them absolutely. However, children don’t always feel [...]