Video games are increasingly a huge part of children’s lives, but many adults do not have an understanding of their potential advantages and disadvantages, what is appropriate for each age group, and why children find them so exciting??
Adolescence can be one of the most difficult times for parents (and teenagers alike!). Cuddles and bedtime stories no longer work to soothe them, and your suggestions to their problems always seem to be “wrong!”
The Australian landscape has a long history of bushfires. Although they are a natural and normal part of living in Australia, and as our population grows, they have become a more prominent feature of many people’s lives. As such, children and young people are becoming increasingly exposed to their reality, either directly through observation or via the ever increasing media channels.<
Independence is the ability to think and act responsibly with confidence and understanding. It is about making your own choices and being able to depend on yourself. As parents, we strive to raise independent children that are equipped to succeed, but how can we teach this valuable life skill?
One of the most common presenting issues from parents of teens whom we see is that their son or daughter is “addicted to gaming”, or “won’t get off the Ipad and do their homework!”. Parents are often at a loss at what to do, and have resulted in confiscating technology, arguments at home, and ultimately impact on family relationships.