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Success and Failure, Parenting

My New Year’s resolution: to be an exceptional parent

New Year’s resolutions seem to fade into the abyss after the first week. My particular New Year’s resolution is to always put 100 percent into my parenting, helping my children find their own sense of independence and determination. It may sound like mission impossible, but it can be much easier...

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Wellbeing, Parenting

How can we raise resilient teenagers? Advice from teen expert psychologist Collett Smart

  Raising a teenager to be resilient is becoming a harder process due to more external influences including social media, friendships and increased workloads looming in our child’s everyday life, according to teen expert and psychologist Collett Smart. 

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Learning, Parenting, Wellbeing

Creating a culture of cyber safety

  Cyber safety is the safe and responsible use of Information and Communication Technologies. Many parents of today did not grow up with these social media or google technologies, so they haven’t experienced a childhood with online personas and online friends. As our children are growing up online,...

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Wellbeing, Parenting

15 questions to replace “How was school today?”

"So, how was your day?" Most parents will ask this question at the end of each school day and more often that not, the answer is a quick "OK" or "good, thanks".

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Wellbeing, Parenting

How to help your daughter navigate social media

It’s a question that keeps many parents up at night—how do you raise a safe, healthy teenage daughter in the age of smartphones and Instagram? In a time where Australian teenagers are spending over 1200 hours on social media each year, finding a balance is important.

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Wellbeing, Parenting

5 ways to boost gratitude in your children

Gratitude can be defined as being aware of and thankful for the good things that happen in our life and taking the time to express appreciation and return kindness. Studies show that when children feel grateful they are more joyful, determined, optimistic, resilient, less stressed and even...

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