Linda Stade

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Emotional Regulation

Learn From Psychologists How To Help Kids With Their Big Emotions

We all know the black hole moments. The moments when your child is overwhelmed by emotion. It might be frustration, shame, disappointment or hurt or any other powerful feeling. It doesn’t only happen to little kids; our teens can be… Continue Reading →

Practical Ways to Grow Your Child’s Grit

Grit for Kids: Why We Want It and How We Get It Watching my six year old niece learn to water-ski is to watch 20 kilograms of pure grit. If it is possible to will yourself to stand on water,… Continue Reading →

How To Teach Your Child To Be A Perfect Failure

Today I was sent a photo by a friend; it was of her six-year-old son on the winners’ dais at his swimming carnival. I rang the young man to offer my congratulations but he informed me that he didn’t win… 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 →

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 →

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 →

10 Proven Ways To Increase Your Child’s Resilience

Resilience is, simply put, the ability to bounce back when things go wrong. When something bad happens, when we get hurt, or when faced with a serious challenge, a resilient person recovers fairly easily. Our resiliency is linked to our… Continue Reading →

The Tough Stuff: Equipping Kids For Deep Learning

No child has ever been deeply, passionately and personally invested in a worksheet. They never have been and they never will be. Children become deeply, passionately and personally invested when they are given deep and authentic learning opportunities. Deep learning… Continue Reading →

The 10 Emotional Skills Every Teen Needs To Be Taught

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 I have to admit; I’m fascinated by a toddler tantrum. I can understand why they are so distressing to parents but it is an incredible thing to watch. It doesn’t seem possible that one so small could muster that much… Continue Reading →

Beautiful Boredom! Why It’s Important to Let Your Child be Bored

“I’m bored!” It’s one of the most frustrating utterances a child can make. We find it frustrating because it feels like the ultimate in laziness. Your child is effectively asking you to think for them. But what if we viewed… Continue Reading →

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