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5 Things Parents and Teachers Need to Know About ADHD

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is a childhood disorder that affects as many as one out of 10 children in the United States. Even though it’s fairly common, many misconceptions still persist. So here are five important things you should know if you are a parent or a teacher of a child with ADHD. 1. The [...]

By |2017-11-06T15:14:36+11:00November 6th, 2017|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing, Society & Culture|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

How a Simple Walk Makes for a Stronger Bond Between Parent and Child

My 9-year-old son Ibrahim loves being home from school for the summer. For about five minutes. After that, the complaints and requests start. I know he’s not purposely trying to be a pest. He’s just giving me a kid-signal: spend time with me! “Can you make me a snack? What’s for lunch? Why can’t my [...]

By |2017-09-25T10:29:56+10:00September 25th, 2017|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing, Society & Culture, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Proactive Grief Recovery: An ideal or a great idea?

With recent focus on emotional intelligence, it seems now is the perfect time to analyse whether we are doing enough in classrooms to support our children through the process of grief recovery. As an educator, I believe our Early Childhood, Primary and Secondary Institutions should be implementing (PGR) Proactive Grief Recover - addressing grief related [...]

Supporting families as they manage separation and divorce

In Australia nearly one in two marriages end in separation and divorce. This directly impacts many children in our schools and adults in our workplaces, parishes and social networks, and quite possibly our own family too. Coping with the family changes that result can be challenging for children and their parents, and for those supporting [...]

Online Anti-Racism Resource for young people

            This morning, the Australian Human Rights Commission launched a new online anti-racism resource, What you say matters, to educate and engage young people about racism and to empower them to respond safely when they experience or witness racism.   The resource has been developed after extensive consultation with young [...]

Kids Giving Back

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of giving a talk to 40 fathers and their sons as part of the Cook for Good program run by the not-for-profit organization, Kids Giving Back.   I have no affiliation with Kids Giving Back other than I occasionally mention them in talks I give.   Kids [...]

Cleo magazine- sex doesn’t sell anymore

More than 40 years after shaking up women's magazines with its racy mix of centrefolds and sealed sections, Cleo magazine is starting another revolution by dropping sex from the cover. New editor Sharri Markson believes it is the first time since the magazine was launched in 1972 that sex has not been used as a selling [...]

By |2013-04-27T21:46:21+10:00April 22nd, 2013|Categories: Society & Culture, Technology|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

The Impact of Social Media on Children, Adolescents, and Families- AAP Statement

Using social media Web sites is among the most common activity of today's children and adolescents. Any Web site that allows social interaction is considered a social media site, including social networking sites such as Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter; gaming sites and virtual worlds such as Club Penguin, Second Life, and the Sims; video sites [...]

By |2012-08-17T19:32:10+10:00January 28th, 2012|Categories: Cybersafety, Society & Culture|Tags: , , |1 Comment
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