Resilience is about being able to adapt positively to difficult times, setbacks and other significant challenges, and avoid maladaptive outcomes.
In recent weeks, to surprisingly little fanfare, the Morrison Federal Government has announced a new Children’s Mental Health Strategy.
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.
Why? What? When? Where? How? You could almost describe it as a syndrome – the Little Voice with Endless Questions or LVEQs.
Studies show that beginning at about the age of three, kids begin lying to conceal things they have done wrong and will readily lie to avoid punishment.
Let’s face it though; yelling feels terrible. Most parents also admit it rarely works. And research shows it’s bad for our kids.
Aussie dads say that they’d like to spend more time with their kids. How do we go about achieving a better ‘life balance’? Here’s some practical solutions.
Study after study points to screen time as a significant predictor of decreased mental health in young people. Parents instinctively know this.
Should you step in with other people’s kids? Using the right kind of communication can help you work through these situations.