Anxiety

Managing unwanted change: Strategies from a psychologist

The closure of the Colmont School has triggered many emotions for the school community. Psychologist Emma-Rose Parsons suggests strategies to deal with the upheaval.

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Testing Times: How to deal with exam anxiety

Tests, exams, assessments – the mere mention of these to some teens can cause anxiety to escalate, writes Dr Deborah Trengove. She shares her strategies to help overcome the feeling during testing times.

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Mary-Kate shows kids how they can calm their inner worrier

The hero of a new junior adventure book finds ways to deal with her anxiety as she tries to solve a monster mystery. Author Karen Foxlee tells Shane Green she hopes it inspires kids who might be feeling the same way.

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Best of the Web: Please don’t call my son shy, and more

Why we shouldn't label our kids as shy, the nostalgic TV shows to share with your family, and how reading for fun is at an historic low.

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Best of the Web: Why we should all be building with blocks, and more

The benefits for everyone of building blocks, experts on why we should screen all kids for anxiety, and dads paying it forward.

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How to manage school anxiety: What children and teens need from us

The return to school can mean anxious kids. Karen Young, psychologist and creator of Hey Sigmund, shares ways to help children through school anxiety and open the way for brave.

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Year 12 exam anxiety: 4 ways to help your child

As Year 12 students sit final exams after another tough year, Eimear Quigley provides strategies for parents to help their students manage anxiety.

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Top 10 child health problems: What Australian parents think

A recent RCH National Child Health Poll found that excessive screen time was the number one child health concern, with 57 per cent of Australian parents rating it as a big problem.

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Best of the Web: Maggie Dent on how to talk to kids about the news, and more…

How to talk to kids when the news is all gloomy, a touching reflection on watching your children grow up, and the case for sports uniforms every day.

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