Linda Stade

Education Writer


April 2017

A Message to My Parents, With Love From Your Teenager

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Teenagers don’t always say what they mean. They have not yet developed all the skills of emotional regulation. That means that often they don’t recognise the emotions they experience and they have a hard time managing their emotions. This can… Continue Reading →

Kids Need These 4 Characteristics To Be Great Learners

Inside: Academic achievement isn’t a mystery. You can teach your child these 4 characteristics of great learners and help them to optimise their potential.   For me, the best moments in teaching come when a child suddenly realises that they… Continue Reading →

10 Proven Ways To Increase Your Child’s Resilience

Resilience is, simply put, the ability to bounce back when things go wrong. When something bad happens, when we get hurt, or when faced with a serious challenge, a resilient person recovers fairly easily. Our resiliency is linked to our… Continue Reading →

Anxiety in Children and Resources that Will Help

Earlier this year, one of my most spirited and capable friends sat with me and wept. She is the mother of two and has a grounded, lovely husband. But their lives were turned upside down when their nine-year old daughter… Continue Reading →

Helping Your Sleepy Teen To Rest and Build A Better Brain

What is better in the world than laying your head on the pillow at night, breathing those last tired sighs and tumbling into restful oblivion? Ask any new parent; sleep is the greatest gift of Mother Nature. It makes perfect… Continue Reading →

Little Girl Sex Symbols

“It takes a village to raise a child, but the village is toxic.” Melinda Tankard Reist pulls no punches when she addresses the issue of the sexualisation of children. She believes that we have all been too polite for far… Continue Reading →

This Is Why Our Kids Are So Anxious

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More people suffer from anxiety today than did during the Great Depression. Particularly young people. The first time I heard that I was stunned. How is that even possible? But then it is borne out in the research. 1 in… Continue Reading →

Growing Brave Kids In A Fearful World

It’s important that we grow brave children. We want kids who are happy to take risks physically, emotionally and intellectually. There are good reasons for that….Brave kids are going to be the ones who find out early what their strengths… Continue Reading →

Top 10 Tips for Keeping Kids Safe Online

Parents are often told to monitor their kids’ computer use, or they’re told to educate their kids about cyber safety. But what does that mean? What conversations should parents be having with their kids? Here are 10 tips to get… Continue Reading →

Rituals: The Wonderful Ways They Empower Your Children

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Fish and chips on a Friday night. Served straight from the paper, with lots of salt and vinegar. When I was a child that was the ritual in our family. When dad got home from work the whole family would… Continue Reading →

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