How to teach your child to deal with bullying using comebacks not insults
How can you teach your child the right response to a bully? Rachel talks through practical tips that you can give to your children and even role play with them, to deter bullies and nasty behaviour.
Parenting an only child
(2:57 mins) One may the loneliest number but it doesn’t mean your ‘only child’ is at a disadvantage.
What you need to know about 7 and 8 year old girls – when the social nastiness gets going
What is happening in our 7 and 8 year old girl's development that causes changes in behaviour around this age? Claire discusses what is going on in their brains and…
Should I ask for my child to change classes?
Andrew Oberthur, Primary School Principal, talks about why it’s not always a good idea to ask for your child to change classes when they’re unhappy. Instead, parents and teachers need…
How to teach your child to support others who are being bullied
So what do you do as a parent when your child comes to you with the problem of someone else being bullied, or perhaps they have witnessed some disturbing or upsetting…
Strengthening Teens Against Peer Pressure
Peer pressure is a very normal part of adolescence. As parents, there are things we can do to help our children withstand some of these pressures.
All friendships have their ups and downs, but when it comes to toxic friendships, what do parents need to know and how can we teach our children about the damaging…
How much is too much for after-school activities?
(4:07 mins) It's all about balance. No matter how much they do, kids need time to rest, play and get their homework done.
What to do about the socially anxious child?
When should parents be concerned about their child's social anxiety? Claire discusses the steps you can take to help your child when it comes to this difficult situation.
What to do if bullying doesn’t stop
So what is a parent to do if the bullying doesn't stop? You've informed the school and are working with your child, but what if this is not enough? Rachel…
What to do if your child is in fact being bullied in person or online
If your child is, in fact, being bullied, whether online or in person, what is the next step and how do you go about it in the right way?