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2017 ARTICLES

Not in front of the children

How independence building is the pathway to your child's resilience

Helping children make a bright start to school

Parenting for Resilience

Failure! What a genius idea!

Avoid the Pitfalls of Labelling Kids

Keeping a Balance: Developing Self-Regulation

The role of parents and screen time

Understanding anxiety in Primary school children

Using screen time to foster kids' wellbeing and family fun

Father to Father

A parenting for Independence Audit

How to help kids when you think they are being bullied

Staying Relevant

Positive Risk Taking

Building Self Esteem away from screens

Anxiety in Primary School Kids

Fathering Daughters

Parenting kids through the challenges of change

Parenting the in-between years

The Language of Independence

Celebrate the Marvel of Motherhood

Wellbeing Tips for Primary School Kids

OnPsych Term 2 Newsletter

Consistency is the key

What rules should we have around digital devices?

Mindfulness for children: Fun, effective ways to strengthen Mind, Body and Spirit

Developing independence in Primary School

Help Kids change their perspective when things go wrong

Mindfulness Part 1 and Part 2

Four parenting priorities for 2017

Moving beyond asking "How was school today?"

 

2016 ARTICLES

ENCOURAGE KIDS TO BE PROBLEM SOLVERS

When parents solve all children’s problems we not only increase their dependency on adults but we teach kids to be afraid of making mistakes and to blame themselves for not being good enough. That’s fertile ground for anxiety and depressive illness.

STAY SANE WHEN TRAVELLING WITH KIDS

The thought of travelling with children can cause some parents to reconsider their travel plans, but there are some practical, easy ways you can make the trip enjoyable for the children and the parents and keep your sanity in the process!

MAKING THE MOST OF THESE HOLIDAYS

Often family differences are contained during the year but spill over when normal routines cease over the holiday period.

CHILD SAFETY

A few words from the Catholic Education today magazine

KIDS MATTER: CONFIDENCE

Parents and caregivers play an important coaching and modelling role. In this edition, we look at how you can promote confidence, learning and decision-making skills.

DIGITAL SOCIAL SKILLS

Just as we teach children social skills for real life, there are important social skills for the digital world. It is imperative that parents teach children to follow a few basic rules.

WHAT IT MEANS TO BE AN EMOTIONALLY INTELLIGENT PARENT

So what does an emotionally intelligent parent look like? Here are five attributes that emotionally intelligent parents have in common.

EXPLORING THE NEW FRONTIER OF PARENTING - EMOTIONS

So what is this new frontier of parenting? Emotions are now recognised as an important part of the parenting landscape. Here are five ideas to help you explore the alien landscape of kids’ emotions.

TEACH KIDS TO PROBLEM SOLVE

When parents solve all children’s problems we not only increase their dependency on adults but we teach them to be afraid of making mistakes. 

DEVELOP A RESILIENCE MINDSET

How to approach a resilience mindset to look after your mental health and well-being in order to develop a sense of lasting resilience in your kids.

MIND YOUR LANGUAGE

Standards may change, but the job of parents hasn’t altered. Teach kids to use language that doesn’t offend others. The message to get across to the next generation is – if it’s offensive then choose other words or say nothing at all.

WHEN THINGS GO WRONG AT SCHOOL

Your approach as a parent when your child has difficulty at school makes a huge

difference to their resilience, and their future relationships with teachers and peers.

HELPING KIDS FOCUS IN THE AGE OF DISTRACTION

Finding ways to turn your kids from flitters to focusers – how teaching your children to ‘stick with it’ can have lifelong benefits.

3 Tips for helping kids maintain focus and attention

WHAT KIDS LEARN FROM FATHERS

High work ethic, honesty, supportiveness and loyalty were all values that men attributed to their fathers.
A Galaxy Research study found that three quarters of Australian dads nominated their father as the person from whom they learned their most important life skills.

HAS YOUR CHILD GONE POKEMON WILD

While Pokemon Go is geared toward adults and teenagers it’s taken off among primary aged children –even some pre school kids – as well. 

WHEN KIDS BEND THE TRUTH

As a rule of thumb, step back and try to identify the purpose of a child’s untruths. This indicates to parents how they should deal with the behaviour.

 

KIDS MATTER NEWSLETTER

There are links to 4 articles in their newsletter.

1. How parents and carers can support positive mental health in children

2. The importance of play 

3. Why belonging matters

4. Why it’s important for parents and carers to look after their own mental health

INTERESTING INFO ABOUT AUTISM

What do you know about Autism (ASD)? 

FIVE WAYS TO KNOW YOU ARE OVER-PARENTING

Here are 5 tips to find a more balanced approach to over-parenting or helicopter parenting and encourage children to become independent young people.

TOP 10 PARENTING TIPS FOR SCHOOL MEETINGS

Here are some tips to help make a Parent - Teacher meeting or conference more productive and less stressful for everyone involved.

READING YOUR CHILD'S REPORT

Reports can mean anxious times for children. Will my parents be disappointed or proud? This is the main concern of most children.

10 THINGS YOU SHOULD DO BEFORE 10AM EVERYDAY

“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive; to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.” ~ Marcus Aurelius

DEVELOPING YOUR CHILD’S SOCIAL MEDIA SCRIPTS

It’s important to start conversations with children about using social media at a young age to prepare them to be savvy users when we’re not around.

HOW TO MOVE YOUR CHILD FROM WORRIER TO WARRIOR

Childhood is the perfect time for parents, not so much to nip worries in the bud, but to give natural born worriers some tools and strategies to make life more tolerable now and, importantly, in the future.

THE TRICK TO BEING AT YOUR PARENTING BEST

As parents we know how we want to respond and communicate with our kids when we’re calm but when we are under intense pressure not only can’t we find the words we need but we lose our cool as well! Here’s 5 tips to be at your parenting best.

10 WAYS TO PROMOTE GOOD MENTAL HEALTH & WELLBEING

A poster for the fridge!

DON'T THREATEN, BRIBE OR DEAL  - BREATHE & ACT

Five great discipline habits to add to your parenting repetoire.

Do you let your kids amaze you?

There's no better feeling as a parent than watching your child beam with joy and pride when they've mastered a new skill, overcome a challenge or conquered a fear. Those smiles won't happen by accident. 

Easing Children's Anxiety

Anxiety is normal and part of everyday life. However, it can be debilitating unless it’s managed. Anxiety management takes time for kids to learn, but it’s one of those valuable life skills that parents can teach their kids.

Mindful Parents Raise Less Stressed-Out Kids

A new study finds that children of parents who report higher amounts of mindfulness tend to have lower rates of stress.

Find out what it's all about by clicking the link below and having a read...

http://www.mindful.org/mindful-parents-less-stressed-out-kids

CREATING CREATIVE KIDS

Creativity and imagination help us to better understand our world. A creative mind looks for ways to do things differently; we see things with a fresh pair of eyes. Dr Jenny Brockis explains the 4 main ingredients for creativity and why it is so important for whole brain development in kids. 

TEASING V BULLYING

Our ability to be discerning about bullying is as important as the action we take when we are sure that our child is on the receiving end of bullying behaviour.

SOCIAL SKILLS FOR CHILDREN

Parents can help kids develop important social competencies by teaching them sociable behaviours at home, being good role models and providing opportunities for kids to play with each other in a variety of situations.

10 THINGS TO ASK YOUR CHILD ABOUT THEIR DAY

How many times do you catch up with your kids after school expecting to hear all of the news of the day and all you get in answer to "How was your day?"  is "Good"!!!
Maybe you're asking the wrong questions....
This article gives us 10 things to ask your child about their day...using these prompts I think you'll get more information that you bargained for!

Resisting Peer Pressure: teaching kids how!

Peer pressure is all about fitting in. It’s about acceptance. It’s about conforming to a certain dress code, behaviour or preference. Kids of any age can either apply peer pressure or be influenced bytheir peers. 


WHY 'SORRY' MATTERS: HOW TO ENCOURAGE EMPATHY & A HEARTFELT APOLOGY

‘Sorry’ is one of the earliest words we teach our kids but for a while, it can be a woolly concept to understand. Even as adults the meaning can sometimes be lost. Saying sorry doesn’t change whatever has happened and it doesn’t necessarily ease the pain. So what does it do, and how do we encourage a heartfelt one driven by empathy? 

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE http://www.heysigmund.com/how-to-encourage-empathy

 

MAKE THIS YEAR YOUR CHILD'S BEST EVER AT SCHOOL

7 ideas to help you make the most of the fresh start and make this year your child’s best year ever at school.
 

 

 


 

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