Tag: Parenting

  Strategies for Managing Kids’ Anxiety & School Refusal with Nahanni Sutton

Stress tips for kids… Parenting can be so stressful. How can we best help our kids when their mental health is challenged? Psychologist Nahanni Sutton chats to Angie Hilton giving great advice on how to deal with children’s anxiety, particularly in this covid period. Here you’ll find tips on – School refusal – teen anxiety… Read more »

  A Recipe of Resources

Episode 30 – A Recipe of Resources With waiting times for appointments with psychologists growing all across Australia, Chris and Rowan discuss some of the other options that are available when we cannot get in to see a psychologist or are waiting for an appointment. This Week’s Links Programs MindSpot – Confidential Services For Australian… Read more »

  Supporting Someone to Seek Help

Episode 27 – Supporting Someone to Seek Help  As a follow-up to last week’s episode about finding the right mental health professional, this week Chris and Rowan discuss approaching the subject with a family member or friend who may be in need of some support. This Week’s Links How to Talk to Your Kids… Read more »

  How to Improve Your Child’s Executive Functions

By Nicolette Ingram Improving Executive Functions With the necessity of parents overseeing remote learning during the COVID 19 lockdown, many parents not only had a new-found appreciation for the work of our teachers but may have gained further insight into some of the learning struggles their children experience. While spending more time helping kids with… Read more »

  The Right Words

This article describes some strategies you can use with your kids to talk about suicide.

  How to Talk to Your Kids About Suicide

How to talk to your kids about suicide. Angie Hilton talks with clinical psychologist Chris Mackey about what to say during the important conversation with your kids about suicide. We know this is a tricky topic, but it’s a conversation worth having, particularly with the added adjustments related to the COVID pandemic. This video is… Read more »

  Conflict Busters

This article discusses some ways of managing conflict in the home, with a particular emphasis on managing conflict in the context of lockdown.

  Episode 3 – Quelling Quarrels in Quarantine

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Quelling Quarrels in Quarantine  This week, Chris and Rowan discuss ways of using positive psychology to manage the added conflict and situations that we’re all likely to face over the coming months. We discuss what conflict is and some of the main conflict styles that people tend to use, ways of using the character… Read more »

  Family Foibles

This article is about those for whom Christmas is not such a joyous time because of painful childhood memories.

  Screen Save Us

This article is about containing the amount of time that kids spend on screens and using social media compared with being outside, or enjoying green time.