Category: Features

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Logging on to Relaxation

Gamifying wellbeing is part of a new program that's helping students to de-stress and maintain focus.

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Michael Grose: Strategies to Help your Anxious Child

Leading parenting expert Michael Grose has just published a new book on coping with childhood anxiety. Here he offers advice on helping your child...

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When School Days are Lonely Days

Is your child lonely at school? It can have a serious impact on their mental health and academic attainment. A team of university experts...

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Why our Girls are Under So Much Pressure – and How We Can Help

Clinical psychologist Dr Lisa Damour says there is a great deal parents can do to help their daughters navigate life's rough waters. We talk...

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How to Build Healthy Motivation in Your Child

New work from researchers at Harvard University looks at how we can help children develop the right kind of motivation.

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Why the Middle Years Matter

The middle years of childhood were once considered ages where not much was happening, writes the University of Melbourne's Dr Lisa Mundy. Now, it's...

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How Good Nutrition can Boost the Mood of Kids and Teens

Leading adolescent and child psychologist Michael Carr-Gregg has co-authored a new book on mood-boosting snacks for kids and teenagers.

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The Man Cave: the Making of Better Young Men

The support of the Royal family has gained an international profile for Melbourne's The Man Cave and its mission to help boys and young...

/ 22 February 2019
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Lessons in Resilience: Teaching your Child How to Cope

Resilience isn't predetermined, and we can teach our children coping skills, writes the University of Melbourne's Professor Erica Frydenberg.

/ 6 February 2019