Linda Stade

Education Writer

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Mental Health

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

The Tough Stuff: Equipping Kids For Deep Learning

No child has ever been deeply, passionately and personally invested in a worksheet. They never have been and they never will be. Children become deeply, passionately and personally invested when they are given deep and authentic learning opportunities. Deep learning… Continue Reading →

The 10 Emotional Skills Every Teen Needs To Be Taught

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 I have to admit; I’m fascinated by a toddler tantrum. I can understand why they are so distressing to parents but it is an incredible thing to watch. It doesn’t seem possible that one so small could muster that much… Continue Reading →

Talking to Kids About Las Vegas

The horror in Las Vegas is beyond belief. It defies logic and so trying to make sense of it is pointless. We can only feel it. I don’t see a lot of use in entering any comment on gun laws… Continue Reading →

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