Linda Stade

Education Writer

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Learning

Practical Ways to Grow Your Child’s Grit

Grit for Kids: Why We Want It and How We Get It Watching my six year old niece learn to water-ski is to watch 20 kilograms of pure grit. If it is possible to will yourself to stand on water,… Continue Reading →

How To Teach Your Child To Be A Perfect Failure

Today I was messaged a photo by a friend; it was of her six-year-old son on the winners’ dais at his swimming carnival. I rang the young man to offer my congratulations but he informed me that he didn’t win… Continue Reading →

What Is The Most Important Factor In Your Child’s Education?

Polished shoes. Wonky pigtails. A school bag nearly as big as her. The first day of the school year was sparking with nervous energy in those days. There were photos and big, last-grasp cuddles and reassuring little nods of the… Continue Reading →

Is It Possible To Teach Our Kids To Be Creative?

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” Pablo Picasso Creativity is the way we move forward personally and as a society. It is the way we show our souls and… Continue Reading →

Is Your Child Paralysed By The Need To Be Perfect?

Inside: What is perfection paralysis and how can you help kids overcome it? It’s Sunday night, bed time. Your daughter is upset about the assignment for English that is due the next day. She’s had a week to do it… Continue Reading →

The 20% of Kids Who Just Aren’t Learning

When we think about disengaged students, our minds usually run to the class clown or the violent bully. We imagine back stories that are full of abuse and neglect. However, research shows that the reality is quite different. At any… Continue Reading →

How To Help Introverts To Be Happy And Thrive at School

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School is designed for extroverts. It is loud and busy and dictated to by bells and buzzers and the urgency of getting through lessons and assessments. Even recess and lunch are full on. There is co-curricular and meetings to attend,… Continue Reading →

What Happens When You Digitally Drench Kids?

Today the average Australian household has 12 Internet enabled devices. We have invited this technology into our homes, our workplaces and our schools and as yet it is unregulated. It hasn’t been possible to study long term effects because…there has… Continue Reading →

The Power of Consistency in a Now, Now, Now World

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If you had to identify one thing that distinguishes this generation of teens from all those before it, I think it would be their belief in the power of now. They are the generation of instant gratification. If you want… Continue Reading →

Enough With Finland

Most people know very little about Finland. They might be able to name the capital, they know it’s very cold and they know that they have an excellent education system. In recent times much has been written about this system,… Continue Reading →

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