Linda Stade

Education Writer

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Relationships

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 →

How To Have Important Conversations With Teenagers

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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 →

Why It’s So Important to Support the Teacher-Student Relationship

A child’s relationship with their teacher is fundamental to their success at school. In early years education it helps form their attitude to schooling. In adolescence, it impacts strongly on whether they see themselves as having an academic future. It… Continue Reading →

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 →

Who’s Teaching Your Kids About Sex?

Last night I sat down to watch the highly acclaimed, new Australian documentary, The Porn Factor, directed by sex educator Maree Crabbe. It explores the way the pornography industry is impacting on young people’s sexual expectations and behaviour. Frankly, it… Continue Reading →

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