Linda Stade

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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 →

What Are Our Kids So Afraid Of?

Today at school, I asked a usually vivacious 16-year old girl if she was alright. She was looking a bit clammy and fragile so we went and had a quiet chat. Zoe is sitting exams and choosing subjects for her… Continue Reading →

What You Need To Know About Your Kids And The M-Word

I wish mindfulness had another name. I always cringe a bit when I write or talk about the importance of being ‘mindful’. This wasn’t helped today when our intern at work told me I was starting to sound like a… Continue Reading →

Talking to Kids About Manchester

Monday night’s bombing in Manchester was beyond abhorrent. It defies comprehension that someone could plan an attack that was sure to kill children and the adults caring for them. It is always shocking when innocent people are targeted, but this… Continue Reading →

Girls Kicking Goals

The opening round of the inaugural Australian Football League Women (AFLW) attracted 1.4 million viewers. The grand final in Brisbane attracted more spectators than the Queensland derby played later that day. And this winter there are 400 more girls’ football… Continue Reading →

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