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One Boy’s Journey with ADHD…and Waffles

My son, Aiden Dennis, was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) at age 5. He is now 11 years old and, with a little inspiration from a waffle, he’s also the author of an award winning book that aims to help other neurodiverse kids like himself. This is his story, but it’s also mine. [...]

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

How to Help Kids Deal with Social Anxiety During the Holiday Season

For many children, the holidays are the best time of the year. There are countless holiday parties, big extended family dinners, special religious ceremonies, parades, cookie exchanges, and so much more to look forward to. For other children, this flurry of activities sets off the alarm bells. Big crowds and unfamiliar faces can be incredibly [...]

By |2018-12-07T14:36:37+00:00December 7th, 2018|Categories: Anxiety|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

How to Ensure Your Child Grows up a ‘Healthy Gamer’

Children have endless access to video games via their devices and consoles, and for many it has become a key activity in their daily routine. According to the Digital Australia Report 2018, an astounding 97 per cent of homes with children have access to computer games and 60 per cent of households have five or [...]

By |2018-12-07T14:09:30+00:00December 7th, 2018|Categories: Technology|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

The Isolating Life of Parenting a Potential Psychopath

Parenting a child with conduct disorder is the loneliest thing I know. Conduct disorder (CD) is a diagnosis given to children who have an ongoing pattern of troubling antisocial behavior. The definitions are all very wordy—but the simple version is that a child who gets this diagnosis might grow up to be a psychopath. When [...]

By |2018-08-27T17:11:32+00:00August 27th, 2018|Categories: Mental Illness|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Mummy Blogs: Why They Won’t Help You Be a Better Parent

Mummy blogs and parenting forums have cornered the market on family advice, but research has found many people won't seek help because of a fear of judgement. The pressure to portray a perfect family image is blocking parents, especially low-income earners or those with health problems, from reaching out. Research from the Queensland Family and [...]

Adolescence and the Power of Parental Supervision

Of all the responsibilities that come with thankless parenting an adolescent - taking unpopular stands and making unpopular demands - supervision of teenage behavior is usually close to the top of the list.  “Sometimes we get so tired of keeping after our adolescent we wonder if it’s worth the aggravation!” I believe it is. In addition to [...]

By |2018-05-07T14:51:09+00:00May 7th, 2018|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing|Tags: , , |0 Comments

How To Raise Children Who Are Not Spoiled Brats

No one wants to have – or to be around – demanding, selfish, spoiled children; those who throw tantrums or sulk when they're not given everything they want immediately. Paradoxically, the parents of such children encourage this demanding behaviour in the mistaken belief that if they give their children everything they can, their children will be [...]

By |2018-04-13T11:47:36+00:00April 12th, 2018|Categories: Society & Culture|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Parenting in the Digital Age

Being a parent can be terrifying. You spend your days trying to protect tiny humans when every instinct in their body is telling them to rebel against your good advice. Toddlers have a meltdown when forced to hold hands while crossing the road and teenagers sulk when you tell them they cannot have a phone or [...]

By |2018-02-16T10:52:22+00:00February 15th, 2018|Categories: Cybersafety|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments