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Trust versus Freedom: Finding balance with your teenager

This is a guest post from Annie Wylie from ReachOut Australia  Finding the balance between trust and freedom with your teenager is a nerve-racking tightrope act every parent must master. Lean too heavily on fear and authority, and they’re likely to rebel to gain some control. Give them too much freedom and they can feel […]

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Is Our Natural Parenting Making Our Kids Bully?

Could the natural reaction of parents to their child’s behaviour be making them the bully? Or at the very least preventing them from developing empathy, understanding and the importance of respecting oneself and respecting others? Last week I was lucky enough to have a chat with Dr Justin Coulson,  about the research and real life experiences […]

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Understanding Trolling

“Don’t feed the trolls”. We often hear this statement bandied around with reference to insidious online power plays that usually involve aggressive, repeated taunts by one or more parties to another.  It’s a valid statement, in so much as we know that bullying behaviours usually require the repeated input on the receiving end to keep […]

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