Linda Stade

Education Writer

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Friendship

5 Truths About Friendship That Will Save Your Kids A Lot Of Grief

Inside: 5 vital friendship lessons for kids and a great worksheet for teachers and parents   The new school year is all about change. New teachers, new classes, new expectations and new routines. For many kids, it means a new… Continue Reading →

Why Kids Bully and How to Make Sure They Don’t

I dread meeting with parents about their child’s bullying behaviour. I know I’m going to tell them something they don’t want to hear. It will probably bring them fear and pain and shame. Even though it’s not what I mean… Continue Reading →

What You Need to Know About 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 →

What You Need To Know About Girls and Their Frenemies

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Inside: How to stop relational aggression is one of the biggest challenges facing schools and parents. What is it? Why does it happen? How can we stop it? In schools, we talk constantly about protecting girls from harm. We teach… 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 →

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 →

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 →

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