It’s an objective fact: one of our children is always going to better than another child at any given activity. One child might be academically sharper.
Australia doesn’t have much of a dating culture. We tend to see teens with boyfriends or girlfriends. But dating… not so much.
Research is clear. Dad matters. The more a dad is present and involved in his children’s lives in a positive way, the better the outcomes for everyone.
A recent study, which analysed the sexting behaviours of over 10,300 teens, found that approximately one in six teens are sending nudes.
Resilience is about being able to adapt positively to difficult times, setbacks and other significant challenges, and avoid maladaptive outcomes.
The teen years are a time of doing things for themselves and by themselves, figuring themselves out, and experiencing life like never before.
While R U OK day has led to important breakthroughs for many people and has likely saved lives, too many people nod and say, “yep I’m ok”, when they’re not.
We all want our kids to feel good. Ice cream. Beach days. Playdates. These are all great for bringing joy. But typically, these good feelings don’t last.
The “experts” say: kids are over-scheduled these days; life is too busy, so let them be bored. But is this really the best advice?
Lashing out in anger is something that can easily turn into a habit for our children. Anger is usually based on a strong sense of fear or sadness.