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Parents Can Do More to Stop Cyber Bullying

In Australia 25 per cent of our children currently experience bullying and 33 per cent experience an online threat. We see the extreme outcomes of cyber bullying, in cases like the tragic death of Amy "Dolly" Everett, but what exactly are these kids going through? One case I've worked on involved a teenage girl who [...]

By |2018-01-29T16:21:25+11:00January 29th, 2018|Categories: Cybersafety|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Parents Giving Children Alcohol Too Young, Researchers Say

Parents could be storing up problems for their children by introducing them to alcohol too young and ordering takeaways too often, researchers warn. Two universities found that one in six parents gives their children alcohol by the age of 14, when their body and brain are not yet fully developed. Many parents may believe they are [...]

Attention Can be Protective Factor to Lower Risk of Drug Abuse

Parents who require children to follow rules and keep a constant eye on their activities, endeavoring to know where they are, who they are with and what they are doing, run less risk of facing problems when their children enter adolescence, such as abuse of alcohol and other drugs. The likelihood of such problems becomes [...]

Are Teachers Getting Bullied?

Research and discussions with teachers – at both the elementary and high school level – suggests that teachers are easy targets for bullies, that the bullying of teachers is on the rise, and that the bullying is coming from several sources. Students as Bullies. Some experts argue that student bullying of teachers is reaching epidemic proportions. [...]

By |2017-12-11T13:28:19+11:00December 11th, 2017|Categories: Bullying, Mental Illness, Society & Culture|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

1000 Hours – Yet More Mum Guilt. But What If It’s Right?

FOR someone who deals in words, more often it’s numbers that stop me in my tracks. The number of weekends I have left to enjoy if I live to 90 — just 2080. The amount a share I’ve been eyeing off has gone up since the end of October when I neglected to buy it [...]

By |2017-11-30T09:57:22+11:00November 30th, 2017|Categories: Science & Research, Society & Culture|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Be a Guide, Not a Guard and Raise a Happy, Responsible Kid

“Be a guide, not a guard” perfectly describes the kinds of parenting behaviors that create happy and responsible children. It’s a term I learned at a recent training session focused on reducing controlling parenting behaviors. When I ask parents “what have you tried to help change your child’s behavior?” little breaks my heart more than hearing a [...]

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 Parenting Advice From Health Professionals May Be Biased

Whose advice do you trust when it comes to raising children? For many, the answer is to ask health professionals who can draw on years of experience, and who have access to, and can make sense of, research. But our new study found the research basis of much of our parenting advice from health professionals [...]

By |2017-07-03T16:01:05+11:00July 3rd, 2017|Categories: Society & Culture, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Screen Time And Kids: What’s Happening In Our Homes?

Owning your own smartphone or tablet is now the new normal for Australian children, new research released today shows. The latest Australian Child Health Poll has found that almost all Australian teenagers, two- thirds of primary school-aged children and one-third of pre-schoolers now own their own tablet or smartphone. As well as owning their own [...]

By |2017-06-26T14:52:32+11:00June 26th, 2017|Categories: Technology|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Grade One Student Sex Acts Cover-Up Angers And Shocks Parents

iStock Photos Students at a Victorian state school have been left traumatised, and parents angry and shocked, after a seven-year-old student allegedly sexually abused classmates in the playground. Parents say they were kept in the dark about claims a grade one boy dragged female students into the toilets and forcibly removed their clothes, making them perform oral sex [...]