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Celebrating IDAHOBIT

We have the power to shape our children's attitudes and beliefs, and instil values of acceptance, inclusivity and respect for all.

Trauma Recovery

Trauma presents in children in various ways, depending on their age, previous experience, and personal resilience.

Cultural Diversity

Cultural diversity enriches communities by bringing together a wide array of cultures, traditions, and histories.

Toxic Achievement Culture

It is not that we shouldn't encourage young people or avoid asking how they performed on a difficult test.

The Wellbeing Barometer - 2024

Last year's results highlighted significant areas of concern.

Gambling & Young People

The current generation of children and adolescents are growing up in an unprecedented time when it comes to gambling.

A Guide To Safe Partying

Teenage gatherings provide important opportunities for young people to mix and gain experiences in social situations.

Discussing War & Conflict

When children encounter traumatic events, their brain processes these emotions, storing them as powerful memories.

Year 12 Exam Stress

Parents should ensure they offer appropriate emotional and practical support to their children, without creating undue stress about academics.

R U OK?Day

This day contributes to suicide prevention efforts by encouraging all people to invest more time in their personal relationships and building their informal support networks.

Respectful Relationships

Respectful relationships involve valuing each other's thoughts, feelings and boundaries, fostering open communication and empathy.

Celebrating NAIDOC Week

NAIDOC week celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Social Media Influencers

Social media influencers often present a highly curated and filtered version of their lives, showcasing only the positive aspects.

Mobile Phone Separation Anxiety

Critics argue that there is no evidence that a mobile phone ban is effective.

Celebrating Harmony Week

Harmony Week is all about celebrating the fact that Australia is one of the most multicultural countries in the world.

Wellbeing Checklist for Primary

Whilst most children are resilient and seem to be demonstrating a remarkable capacity to manage this challenging time, others are not faring as well.

Dealing with Disappointment

Disappointment is a normal, though difficult, part of growing up and can be a tricky emotion to deal with at any age.

Flood Support & Recovery

The recent floods have touched the lives of many.

Bullying

Bullying, harassment, discrimination and violence are all interpersonal behaviours that can create or contribute to negative social environments.

Online Gaming

Many parents are concerned about the addictive effects of gaming, however not all gaming should be viewed negatively.

Sextortion

You may not have heard the term before, but you must understand what it is.

Respectful Language

If you swear at someone, or about someone, you are actually committing an act of verbal violence.

The Conflict in Ukraine

The evidence show us that having a supportive discussion about a stressful event can actually decrease a young person's distress.

Managing Screen Time

Parents play an important role in modelling a positive screen use approach by establishing some ground rules.

Understanding Adolescence

Parenting adolescents can be exhausting and often demanding, but no parent has all of the answers all of the time.

Managing Overwhelm

As human beings, our brains haven't evolved fast enough to adapt to the digital world that we now live in.

Instilling Hope In Uncertain Times

Parents can help instil hope by encouraging their kids to see life as it is.

Celebrating Father’s Day

Children who spend more time with their fathers during adolescence, usually have better social skills and a higher self-worth than those who do not.

Friendship & Belonging

Loyal friendships are built upon teaching your child to be a good friend and the traits necessary to maintain friendships.

Celebrating Mother’s Day

Mothers play a critical role in the family, which is a powerful force for social cohesion and integration.

Vaping & E-Cigarettes

Vaping is quickly becoming an epidemic due to the ease of accessing and hiding vapes.

A Conversation on Consent

Consent must be mutual and freely given.

Raising Girls

Girls need positive role models. However, many parents are projecting gender bias onto their daughters without realising it.

Starting Year 7

The transition from primary to secondary school is a significant time of change.

Having the Alcohol Discussion

A formula in dealing with adolescents is force equals resistance.

Raising Boys

Raising boys can be challenging, but also rewarding, and shouldn't be considered all the same as they do have individual differences.

School Refusal

School refusal is not considered to be a mental illness. It's considered to be more of an emotional or behavioural problem.

Wellbeing Checklist for Secondary

Research shows there are specific risk factors that increase the likelihood of teenagers developing a mental health problem.

Happiness & Gratitude

Practising gratitude is often associated with happiness. It's a state of wellbeing that encompasses living a good life.

Surviving the Final Year

It's no secret that the end of school can be a huge source of anxiety for both students and parents alike.

Moving to a New School

Starting at a new school is a big deal!

Eco-Anxiety

Some psychologists worry that fears around the projected impacts of climate change may lead to a learned helplessness or hopelessness.

Talking About Bushfires

Studies show an increase in mental health problems among survivors immediately after a major disaster.

Surviving Christmas

For many Christmas is a wonderful day filled with family, friends, gifts, good food and good times.

Parenting Styles

Many parents today are afflicted with a Vitamin N deficiency…the inability to say, No to their children.

Resilience

Fostering resilience requires strengthening family, community and children's own resources.

The Hunting

The series is confronting viewing.

Blended Families

Being a parent is difficult, but being a step-parent is a whole new challenge. It is the fastest growing demographic.

Positive Parenting

Because parenting doesn't come with instructions, there is no such thing as the 'perfect parent'.

Talking to kids about Christchurch

Terrorism is not an ideology like communism or capitalism.

Trauma

Kids will display varying degrees of psychological trauma depending on their age, personality and past experiences.

Smartphones in Schools

Mobile phones are not only distracting, but cause stress for young children.

Grief & Loss

Grief is like a fingerprint, it's unique to everyone, and so is the way you process it.

Online Game Fortnite

The game can be problematic for those kids who play in an 'obsessive way'.

Mindfulness

Mindfulness can help children calm their minds and make the most of their life.

Sleep

Teenagers are the most sleep-deprived demographic, an under-recognised problem.

13 Reasons Why

Probably for 75 per cent of kids who watch this show, there will be no impact.

Cyberbullying

Up to 70% of primary school kids are on social media but they simply do not have the neurological maturity to manage their digital footprint.

Body Image

Children today are exposed to more discussion about body image than previous generations.

Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are the biggest killers of any psychiatric illness for young people.

Physical Activity & Exercise

Exercise improves cognitive function, elevates mood & improves learning.

Diet & Nutrition

Diet has a direct affect on brain development, learning & academic outcomes.

Surviving Final Year

Final year students are considered a high-risk group for depression and anxiety.

School Transitions

Starting prep, transitioning to secondary or even starting a new school can be stressful.

Exam Jitters

Students need to take responsibility for when to study and when to socialise.

Impact of Gambling

Betting companies are developing instant gratification for sensation-seeking adolescents.

Internet Addiction

Young people today don't have the maturity to use their digital devices responsibly.

Online Pornography

Parents feel ill-equipped to have conversations around pornography with their kids.

Digital Reputation

What kids do and post online, the sites they visit and the things they say is permanent.

Sexting

Sexting has rewound from teens and seeped into the playgrounds of primary schools.

Cyberbullying

Victims and witnesses should be encouraged to stand up to the aggressors.

Drug & Alcohol Use

One kid dies every weekend from binge drinking and 60 are hospitalised every week.

Suicide & Self Harm

Self-harm is often used by young people as a way to cope with negative experiences.

Depression

Low self-esteem is often flagged as a predictor of adolescent depression.

Youth Anxiety

Untreated anxiety disorders in children can lead to more serious issues in adulthood.