Linda Stade

Education Writer

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Is Your Child Paralysed By The Need To Be Perfect?

Inside: What is perfection paralysis and how can you help kids overcome it? It’s Sunday night, bed time. Your daughter is upset about the assignment for English that is due the next day. She’s had a week to do it… Continue Reading →

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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 →

What You Need To Know About Kids Self Harming

Self harm is one of the most misunderstood issues we face in working with young people and their mental health. It is often dismissed as attention seeking and self indulgent. For that reason, it is surrounded by an enormous amount… Continue Reading →

The 20% of Kids Who Just Aren’t Learning

When we think about disengaged students, our minds usually run to the class clown or the violent bully. We imagine back stories that are full of abuse and neglect. However, research shows that the reality is quite different. At any… 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 →

When Kids Don’t Fit In

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At some stage, most kids will feel alone at school. For some reason, they are different and don’t fit in. How do we support them and create inclusion? How do we help kids who don’t fit in? Yesterday, a twelve-year-old… Continue Reading →

What Happens When You Digitally Drench Kids?

Today the average Australian household has 12 Internet enabled devices. We have invited this technology into our homes, our workplaces and our schools and as yet it is unregulated. It hasn’t been possible to study long term effects because…there has… Continue Reading →

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