Linda Stade

Education Writer

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Mental Health

Why Do Kids Self Harm?

Self harm is one of the most misunderstood issues we face in working with young people and their mental health. It is often dismissed as attention seeking and self indulgent. For that reason, it is surrounded by an enormous amount… Continue Reading →

Why a Mobile Phone Ban is a Gift to Students

The fact that parents believe mobile phones are essential to keeping kids safe is testament to the power of marketing. If phone companies really were worried about the wellbeing of children, they would be heavily marketing cheap ‘dumb’ phones…phones that… Continue Reading →

10 Positive Conversations You Can Have About ’13 Reasons Why’

Watching 13 Reasons Why I completely understood why our teens are finding it so compelling. It’s not just because it is highly controversial and adults are telling them it’s bad for them. And it’s not because of the widely condemned… Continue Reading →

Hug Like A Child

When we hug children we completely commit to the act. It is a full, heart on heart, demonstration of affection. This is partly because children hug us that way. It’s the only way they know. Adults need to be hugged… Continue Reading →

Message to My Parents

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 →

10 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 →

What’s Making Our Kids Anxious?

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

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 →

Rituals that Protect our Children

Ritual is an old fashioned word. It is associated with tribal ceremonies, the inner workings of churches and forgotten habits of generations past. However, ritual is one of the most powerful protective behaviours you can share with children today. It… Continue Reading →

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