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Cyber Bullying

Some examples of cyberbullying include: Hurtful or abusive messages; Creating fake accounts in someone’s name to trick or humiliate people; Spreading nasty rumours or lies about someone; and/or Sharing photos of someone to make fun of them or...
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SchoolTV Special Report: Discussing Alcohol

With the impending festive season and end of school celebrations, some teenagers may be feeling ready to celebrate. To ensure our young people stay safe during this time, parents are encouraged to have discussions with their teenagers about safe...
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Dealing With Disappointment

How parents can help their children deal with disappointment Whether you feel empathy or irritation in the face of your child’s disappointment, both present an opportunity to teach resilience through ‘desirable difficulty’, a psychological theory...
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Tips For Addressing Problems With Your Child's Teacher

During your child’s learning journey, there will no doubt be times when parents have concerns about their interactions or experiences with their teachers at school. While specific situations vary, it is important for parents not to jump to...
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Tween Talk - A Girls Guide to Making Good Decisions

HeadStart is hosting a half-day workshop for girls aged 8-12 on Saturday 7th November. The workshop will assist girls to evaluate situations effectively and make good decisions, offering practical skills and strategies for them to use. Click here...
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SchoolTV - Raising Boys

Many parents will attest to the fact that most boys are active, loud, rambunctious and prone to rough play, but this should not affect how a parent acts towards their son. The male brain is distinctly differently in its development. A boy’s physical...
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Self-Care Tips for Teens and Young Adults

Gen Z and Millennials are more stressed than ever and need sound ways of coping. Learn about strategies to boost wellbeing at: https://www.psychologytoday.com . Mrs Annie Williams, College Counsellor
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Helping Teens Cope With Change

Teenagers need to know that challenging situations might make you feel upset and angry, too, but acknowledging and talking about these feelings shows them that it’s okay to feel this way. Negative emotions may not disappear overnight but talking...
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R U OK? Day

With R U OK? Day this week, experts are encouraging parents to speak openly with their children about mental health. Headspace national adviser Simon Dodd suggested telling your child you have noticed they are struggling. “Use sensitivity and...
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SchoolTV Special Report: Celebrating Father's Day

Recent studies have shown that children benefit greatly from having fathers who are present and who interact in everyday activities. This has transformed the understanding of how fathers shape children’s lives from the start, challenging...
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