Linda Stade

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Connect Your Kids to Their Grandparents and the Past (Downloadable activity)

I’m working on a project with my mum and dad at the moment. They are writing their stories down for their grandkids and all the future Stades. I’ve written them a set of questions. It’s a good way to get… Continue Reading →

What You Need to Know About Praise and Building Self-esteem

Self-esteem is seen as a cure-all for social problems. We believe that if we give kids high self-esteem, they will withstand peer pressure and be successful. They will resist drugs and alcohol, they won’t bully and they will never be… Continue Reading →

How To Help An Angry Child

Anger is often poorly understood and poorly managed, especially in children. What is it, why do we experience it and how can you help an angry child? A work friend told me that her five-year-old daughter, Maya, has a problem… Continue Reading →

Why Are Girls’ Schools So Brilliant?

We know that single-sex education for girls is academically very successful, but what are the other benefits of all girls schools?   Recently, one of my friends rang and asked for my opinion on where her daughter should go to… Continue Reading →

The Social Media Contract That Will Get You and Your Kids Talking

Inside: A downloadable social media contract that will help generate great conversations with your kids Managing your child’s social media use can be daunting. We all know the basics; no social media in the bedroom, make sure privacy settings are… 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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