Linda Stade

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Girls and Their Frenemies Interview

There is nothing worse than seeing a child in pain. Physical or emotional pain, it doesn’t matter. If we can’t help, we feel broken. That is our function, to protect and fix…but that’s not always possible. In 2016 I wrote… Continue Reading →

When Should Parents Pull Back?

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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 →

The Power of Consistency in a Now, Now, Now World

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If you had to identify one thing that distinguishes this generation of teens from all those before it, I think it would be their belief in the power of now. They are the generation of instant gratification. If you want… Continue Reading →

How To Respond To Your Child’s Friendship Issues

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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 →

Little Girl Sex Symbols

“It takes a village to raise a child, but the village is toxic.” Melinda Tankard Reist pulls no punches when she addresses the issue of the sexualisation of children. She believes that we have all been too polite for far… Continue Reading →

Top 10 Tips for Keeping Kids Safe Online

Parents are often told to monitor their kids’ computer use, or they’re told to educate their kids about cyber safety. But what does that mean? What conversations should parents be having with their kids? Here are 10 tips to get… 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 →

5 Powerful Ways to Build Resilience in Kids

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Resilience is the ‘it’ word of the decade when it comes to kids and their wellbeing. And so it should be. In the past we have focused on problems one at a time. Drugs, bullying, peer pressure, self-esteem, cyber-safety, alcohol…we’ve… Continue Reading →

A Parent’s Guide to Surviving the Final Exams

If you have a child who is starting their final exams in the next couple of weeks, you might be feeling a bit stressed. You have supported your child through their whole school life and now they have to pull… Continue Reading →

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