Tag: Parenting

  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.

  Perfect Storm

This article describes observations surrounding an increase in existential depression amongst bright, creative and resourceful young men in their early years of adulthood.

  Beating Bullies

Bullying is a significant social problem, partly because of its harmful impact on mental health. This article examines the impact of bullying and some practical ways that bullying can be addressed or mitigated. Click here for a video of Chris’s aforementioned session at Unleash the Beast Writing and Well-Being Symposium entitled: Sticks and Stones….Words Can… Read more »

  Existential Depression in Young Men

Over recent years I’ve noticed an increase in depression amongst bright, creative and resourceful young men in early years of adulthood. I think it hints at deep social and cultural change. This pattern contrasts with that expectation that mental health problems such as depression are more likely to be suffered by those who are less… Read more »

  Perfect Storm

This article relates to an increase in the rates of depression that has been observed amongst young men in recent years.

  13 Reasons Why – To See or Not to See?

This article considers the potential positive and negative influence of the hit TV series, 13 Reasons Why, on young people’s mental health and wellbeing [Spoiler alert – some plot lines revealed] How could TV producers justify their graphic depiction of the suicide of a 17-year-old girl, a recognized risk factor for copycat suicidal behaviour? As many… Read more »

  Reasons to See

An article about the Netflix TV show 13 Reasons Why and whether you should allow your kids to watch it, considering the potentially distressing content.

  Tackling Challenging School Issues

As parents we can struggle to know what is the right thing to do if our child encounters seemingly insurmountable problems at their school and is miserable and frustrated. Should we tell them to stick it out or do we transfer them to another school? Is there a right time to bail from a school… Read more »

  Parenting Teenagers

What comes to mind when we hear the term ‘generation gap’? Parents and children of any age are likely to experience at least some degree of frustration and conflict in their everyday interactions because we are not always going to want the same thing. It is normal and healthy for parents and children to have… Read more »