Linda Stade

Education Writer

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Parenting

When Should Parents Pull Back?

I’m sure you’ve all heard the terms ‘helicopter parents’, ‘bubble wrap parents’, ‘lawn mower parents’ and maybe even ‘black op’s parents’. They are used to describe parents who either swoop in and solve problems for their kids or who never… Continue Reading →

How To Help Kids Navigate BFFs and Conflict

This afternoon after school, I heard Ella long before I saw her. The front door slammed. There was heavy sighing. There was the sound of her school bag landing gracelessly on the kitchen floor. Obviously when I asked what was… Continue Reading →

The Weapon We Need In The War On Bullying

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You were at school. You know how bullies work. And you know that at certain stages even the great kids can become bullies. They rarely strike when there is a teacher around and when they do, it is so subtle,… Continue Reading →

What You Need To Know About Your Teenager and Alcohol

One of the many nerve-racking things about being the parent of a teenager is the idea of how your child might eventually be affected by alcohol. There is the fear that: They might drink and do something stupid. They might… 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 →

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 →

How To Respond To Your Child’s Friendship Issues

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Your daughter comes home from school and her heart is broken. Her best friends have told her they don’t want her to come to the sleep over they have planned for the weekend.  Or your son sees on Snapchat that… Continue Reading →

What Makes Your Child’s Sparents So Special?

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The first time I heard the term sparent was eight years ago. It was around the same time as my first nephew was born. My brother thought that the idea of sparents was brilliant, especially when there was a particularly… 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 →

Worrying New App for Teens ‘Spotafriend’

Spotafriend is an app marketing itself as ‘only for teenagers’. Its function is to connect teens with others around them. The app works by swiping right on the pictures of those you would like to become friends with. If both… Continue Reading →

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