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Perfectionism in kids can be unhealthy – here’s how to respond

A few years ago I was lying on the floor with our son watching him draw. He was about 6 at the time. He was ...
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Thoughts are not facts

I want to start by putting your mind at ease. If your child or teenager is having thoughts that are frightening and upsetting, or what ...
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It’s time we stopped waiting for signs of mental illness in our kids

In 2015 the second Australian Child and Adolescent Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing Report revealed that one in seven Australian children between the ages of ...
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6 Positive Ways To Respond To Your Anxious Child

When our kids feel anxious they come to us for help. Help to stop the worrying thoughts spinning around their head, help to get rid ...
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Every upset is an opportunity to build resilience – how do you respond?

Do you know the noise it makes when you scrape metal on metal? I can't stand it. It makes my skin crawl. Ugggh. I have ...
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6 ways to support your prep when the excitement wears off

I remember at the end of week two of prep for our son when he asked me when school finishes. Misunderstanding, I explained that for ...
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It’s vital our babies see lots of smiles, even if we’re depressed

My anxiety was palpable when I was admitted to the mother baby unit (MBU) with our daughter 6 years ago for anxiety and much needed ...
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Teaching kids about money is good for their mental health

Pocket money – time for change? Australian’s worry a lot about money. Angst over personal finances has been the number one cause of stress in ...
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“Wellbeing is realised by small steps,
but is truly no small thing.”

- Zeno

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