Resilience

Best of the Web: TED’s inspiring holiday book list, the day the school saved my son’s life, and more…

TED's list of 68 books to inspire, a moving account of how quick-thinking school staff saved a boy's life, and helping the class of 2020 meet life's challenges.

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How to help our kids master disappointment – Maggie Dent

We've all experienced the disappointments of this year – including our kids. Leading parenting educator Maggie Dent has some great advice to help our children build their 'disappointment smarts'.

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Our Grade 6s: Ready to step up

Our Grade 6 students have missed out on many of the experiences of being the 'big kids' at primary school. But as Peter Hanlon discovers, they have also learnt some valuable life lessons.

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Michael Grose: How to encourage kids to be resilient problem-solvers

If we want our children to grow into resilient adults, we need to stop solving their problems for them. Parenting educator Michael Grose gives his tips to help make kids courageous problem-solvers.

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Best of the Web: Missing the Olympics? Join Australia’s Olympic legends in these free online events, and more

Get your Olympics fix with a free live online series with Australian sports stars, ideas to support teens during lockdown, and Maggie Dent's podcast with tips on working at home with the kids.

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Together we can end the coward punch – the Pat Cronin Foundation

Pat Cronin was a young university student on a normal Saturday night out with mates when he was punched from behind, and later died. His family is working to end the coward punch and educate young people, writes Geoff Smith, from the Pat Cronin Foundation.

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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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