Linda Stade

Education Writer

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Wellbeing

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 →

How Can Technology Be As Addictive as Cocaine?

In South Korea there are 200 digital addiction rehabilitation centres.  The symptoms of the people in these centers include rage, anxiety, restlessness and loss of memory. They are the same symptoms you would expect people to be suffering in a… Continue Reading →

If Anxiety Is The Problem, Could Surfing Be The Answer?

83% of Australia’s population live within 50 kms of the ocean. We spend our time looking out towards the water, not inward at the land. Why? Well there is something primordial about water. We are drawn to it and it… 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 →

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, bedtime. Your daughter is upset about the assignment for English that is due the next day. She’s had a week to do it and… 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 →

Growing Brave Kids In A Fearful World

It’s important that we grow brave children. We want kids who are happy to take risks physically, emotionally and intellectually. There are good reasons for that….Brave kids are going to be the ones who find out early what their strengths… Continue Reading →

Rituals: The Wonderful Ways They Empower Your Children

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Fish and chips on a Friday night. Served straight from the paper, with lots of salt and vinegar. When I was a child that was the ritual in our family. When dad got home from work the whole family would… Continue Reading →

Talking to Kids About Las Vegas

The horror in Las Vegas is beyond belief. It defies logic and so trying to make sense of it is pointless. We can only feel it. I don’t see a lot of use in entering any comment on gun laws… Continue Reading →

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