Linda Stade

Education Writer

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Relationships

The Death of Male Teachers

Most people remember at least some of their teachers from primary school. I remember every single one. They had a huge effect on me. They’re probably the reason I became a teacher. My favourite was Mr Romeo. He taught me… Continue Reading →

Girls and Their Frenemies

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 →

Best Friends Forever…For Now!

It is too easy to dismiss teenage conflict as ‘just teenage drama’ or ‘typical teenagers’. Yes, they do seem to encounter a lot of friendship issues and disputes. It makes sense. They are at a stage in their social development… Continue Reading →

When Kids Don’t Fit In

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

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 →

Sparents (Spare parents)

The first time I heard the expression ‘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 →

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 →

What If My Child Becomes The Bully?

Most parents and teachers worry about children being bullied and the devastating consequences it will have in the short and long term. A great deal of time and effort is spent in schools on preparing children for the chance that… Continue Reading →

Teen Speak: How To Have Important Conversations With Teenagers

Talking to teenagers about anything serious can be one of those bang-your-head-against-a-wall activities. It feels good when you stop. They are great at banter, jokes and even flirting, but trying to get to the bottom of an emotional problem can… Continue Reading →

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