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Helping your teen girl with volatile emotions

I once shared an article on Facebook written by Susan Stiffelman called Why Is My[...]

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Teaching with the teen brain in mind

Over the past 15 years there has been a massive outpouring of research that explores[...]

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Teen Boys & Gaming: The 10 Agreements for Healthy Balance

Recently a mum of 15-year-old boy came up and asked me a frequently asked question:[...]

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Top Tips: Favourite Family Food Blogs

In September 2015 Maggie put a post on Facebook asking for advice from her community[...]

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Children’s books to help with death, dying and illness

Below is a list of Australian books that may be helpful to assist children under[...]

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Top Tips for Parents of Preschoolers

In August 2015, Maggie put a post on Facebook inviting the educators and other professionals[...]

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Helping kids learn to lose well

Increasingly here in Oz we’ve been hearing about violence in junior rugby clubs around the country. On[...]

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In praise of a common-sense revolution

Recently I was listening to a radio interview with a motoring expert, and a listener[...]

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The Importance of Bare Feet

Surely one of the cutest parts of newborn babies is their feet. They are like[...]

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Horror movies, GTA and other parents’ boundaries

I recently received a message from a mum of a 7-year-old who was concerned about[...]

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Getting it ‘just right’ with extra-curricular activities

This article was originally published at Essential Kids in August 2015. I was asked this[...]

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The school pickup war zone

Thanks to the rapid changes in technology especially smart phones, well-meaning parents are much more[...]

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Helping our teen girls shine

I often have mums of teen girls speak to me about how worried they are about[...]

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Top 5 Tips for Today’s Parents

Recently during an interview on Channel 9 in Perth I was asked what my five[...]

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Sibling rivalry: one of life’s great teachers

Sibling rivalry is such a hot potato – no matter how many books we read,[...]

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Parenting with the Brain in Mind

Over the past 15-20 years there has been a massive outpouring of research that explores[...]

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Self-care in the age of 24/7 negative news cycles

So often when I tune into the news online, on the radio or on TV,[...]

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The silver lining to every natural disaster

Whether it be storms, earthquakes, bushfires or floods, life can hurl some unexpected hurdles our[...]