Linda Stade

Education Writer

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Relationships

Shame: Why It Is The Most Destructive Weapon Of All

I could feel the heat rushing from the depths of my chest up into my neck and then into my face. My Science teacher’s face was contorted with rage. The whole class was silent. Shocked.  But all I heard was… Continue Reading →

How To Make A Bully…And 10 Tips To Ensure You Don’t!

I dread meeting with parents about their child’s bullying behaviour. I know I’m going to tell them something they don’t want to hear. It will probably bring them fear and pain and shame. Even though it’s not what I mean… 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 →

Girls and Their Frenemies

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In schools we talk constantly about protecting girls from harm. We teach them about paedophiles, on-line grooming, sexting, and the harm caused by drug and alcohol use. In reality, the more likely destructive influence on an adolescent girl’s day to… Continue Reading →

Girls and Their Frenemies Interview

There is nothing worse than seeing a child in pain. Physical or emotional pain, it doesn’t matter. If we can’t help, we feel broken. That is our function, to protect and fix…but that’s not always possible. In 2016 I wrote… 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 ungraciously on the far side of her bedroom. Obviously when I… Continue Reading →

When Kids Don’t Fit In

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Yesterday, a twelve-year old girl I care about, told me that at her school she has nobody to hang out with. In fact, in class when she sits next to other kids, they move away. She said at lunch and… 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 →

How A Sparent Could Help You Be An Even Better Parent

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The first time I heard the term sparent was six 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 →

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 →

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