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Primary school boys exhibiting more emotional problems, with flow-on academic impacts

A new study into emotional and behavioural problems in Australian schoolboys aged eight to nine years old has found new and concerning trends in both the incidence and the impact of these problems, but no definitive cause. The Murdoch Children's Research Institute's Childhood to Adolescents Transition Study (CATS) found that one in five boys in [...]

How music therapy can help anxious children

According to the NHS, as many as one in eight children aged five to 19 faces a mental health challenge. And a significant number of these cases are related to some form of anxiety. Of course, a degree of anxiety or worry may be a normal state of affairs for young people – particularly when [...]

Here’s how you can help your kids have a strong relationship when they’re older

Among all the other demands of life, it's easy to forget that strong family bonds don't just happen. Hard work and planning go into families that even get along, to say nothing of being friends. With the right forethought and support, however, it's entirely possible to ensure that siblings are friends both as children and [...]

By |2019-08-19T12:13:18+10:00August 12th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

How to support young people through parental separation

One-in-four Aussie kids will experience parental separation, and they can be assisted by the adults in their lives to navigate this intensely emotional journey more smoothly, according to grief expert Fiona McCallum. Change and loss is a part of life, and when children and young people are taught skills to help them adapt to change [...]

9 mental health experts on getting over bad moods

One of the most frustrating things about mood is that, even for just one individual, there's no one coping mechanism that's guaranteed to improve your outlook all the time. That's why it's so important to have a few different strategies to call on. Initially you might have to try a range of different things to [...]

Healthy teen screen use at night

Both in Europe and the US, more than 90% of adolescents have their faces buried in screens before bed. Often, this comes at a cost to sleep. Frequent screen users are much more likely to report falling asleep later, sleeping less, and waking during the night. Such difficulties are linked not only to poorer academic [...]

Self-harm ‘contagion effect’ among children and teens

This article explores the growing concern that Victorian young people are self-harming in emulation of their peers, following a spike in reported cases of self harm in the state. It also assesses the extent to which self-harm may simply be more commonly detected and talked about, as well as the psychological drivers behind the phenomenon [...]

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+11:00January 7th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Neuroscience Reveals 4 Rituals That Will Make You Happy

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the internet from people who don't know what they're talking about. Don't trust them. Actually, don't trust me either. Trust neuroscientists. They study that gray blob in your head all day and have learned a lot about what truly will make you happy. UCLA neuroscience researcher Alex [...]

10 Strategies To Make Yourself Mentally Stronger

If more people focused on their mental fitness, however, they'd likely become more successful in achieving the goals they set for themselves—physical fitness or otherwise. After all, your body won't do what your mind doesn't tell it. Building mental muscle is the key to self-discipline, delayed gratification, grit, and perseverance. And those are the skills [...]

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