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ADHD and Emotions

Researchers and professionals who treat kids with ADHD often report that emotions play a big role in the daily difficulties’ kids face. Kids with ADHD don’t have different emotions than other kids. They feel hurt, anger, sadness, discouragement and...
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9 Ways to Show Empathy When Your Child Is Struggling

When your child misbehaves or struggles in school, it’s not always easy to be empathetic. But showing that you understand and respect your child’s needs can help build their motivation and self-esteem. It also builds trust between the two of you...
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9 Things Every Parent with an Anxious Child Should Try

Many kids miss school, social activities, and a good night’s rest just from the worried thoughts in their head. Many parents suffer from frustration and a feeling of helplessness when they witness their child in this state day in, day out. For...
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Starting Year 7 - School TV

During this time of transition, parents and carers need to be supportive, but also realistic in their expectations. This is an important milestone in your child’s life. There will be feelings of exhilaration, but also the fear of the unknown...
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Downtime and 'Slow' Parenting

A common stance taken by psychologist is that overloading kids with activities can sometimes interfere with their natural development. Often, one of the best things we can do as parents is just let our kids play freely more often. To learn more,...
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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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