Resilience

Judith Locke: the case against parents influencing class placements

At this time of year, class lists can be a hot topic and many parents might be doing everything they can to enable their child to be in a class with a specific friend or teacher in the next school year. But, writes Dr Judith Locke in this updated post, is it the best idea?

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Want your kids to reach their goals? Motivate them to practice hard things

New research shows that by teaching our children to practice the right way, they can reach their goals, and become reliable and dependable, writes Maryam Abdullah.

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Talking about Respect

A new resource for parents, carers and educators aims to instil and nurture respect in our children. Eileen Berry explains.

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Best of the Web: the School Readiness Sweet Spot, Let Kids Deal with Pain, and Parents are the New Bullies

Our selection of thought-provoking and useful articles from around the web on educating and raising children.

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Lessons in Resilience: Teaching your Child How to Cope

Resilience isn't predetermined, and we can teach our children coping skills, writes the University of Melbourne's Professor Erica Frydenberg.

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Class Placements: The Case Against Allowing Children to Choose their Class

At this time of year, class lists can be a hot topic and many parents might be doing everything they can to enable their child to be in a class with a specific friend or teacher in the next school year. But, asks Dr Judith Locke, is it the best idea?

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Surviving Teenagers: A Parent’s Guide

Dr Michael Carr-Gregg's book Surviving Adolescents has just been updated, with adolescent health expert Elly Robinson. We speak to her about the challenges teenagers are facing, and what parents can do to help.

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Ten Tips for Creating Resilient Families

Mooch time, family rituals and knowing who's in charge - these are some of the tips from clinical psychologist Andrew Fuller for creating resilient families, in this repost of his popular article.

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Lessons in Resilience

Scott Harris suffered traumatic brain injury in a motorbike accident.
Nine years later, he's redefined resilience. He tells his remarkable story,
sharing the lessons he's learned.

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