Today’s world is more complex and unpredictable than ever before; it is ever-changing and more complicated socially, environmentally and politically. For teens, this can create confusion around their sense of meaning and a purpose.  How can we help our teenagers develop skills to be successful in this new and complex era? Previous generations have been…

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Empowering your child to have self-regulated learning will increase their wellbeing. In this article Dr Karen Peel from the University of Southern Queensland, shares her findings from her recent research on the development and application of self-regulated learning. She discusses why developing a young student’s mindset and skill set to be better able to manage…

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girl on phone screen time hazards

“You’ll get square eyes!” Do you remember hearing this when you were a child, when all we had to watch was one television in the lounge room. Now you will be hard pressed to turn your head and not see a screen! And now that screens are closer to our face, will your eyes get…

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We all remember reading to our kids in their younger years. Why does this stop when they can read themselves? Research has shown many kids miss that time, and when we continue to share enjoyable reading experiences, we can help steer children into being life-long readers, as well as give them more opportunity to build…

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It is very concerning when young people have been exposed to any content that scares them or plays on their emotions, like those reported via the Momo Challenge. Although it has now been widely reported and exposed as a viral hoax, the Momo Challenge is not the first, nor will it be the last, online…

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