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Doubting your parenting skills - this wonderfully written and reassuring book could be a helpful resource

Regina Pally starts her book description with a reminder that your relationship with your child is the most important factor in your parenting. Your relationship will always be far more important than any strategy or advice received from a professional. You are human too and children need parents who are human and make mistakes too.

Just Breathe

Breathing slowly and deeply is the secret weapon to managing a range of overwhelming emotions. This beautiful short film (3m40s) shows a group of children explaining how breathing helps them calm their body when they are experiencing big emotions.

Our Kids - Why are they so stressed?

Childhood and teenage angst is the stuff of legend: songs, films, books, entire careers are built on it. Parents live it, and most kids eventually get over it. Or so it was in the past. Today, one in four Australian kids say they worry about the future constantly. Cyber bullying and depression rates are at disturbing levels. Why, at a time when we're healthier and wealthier than ever as a nation, are our kids feeling so anxious and stressed?

Pixars Inside Out

Have you seen Pixar’s “Inside Out” yet? As psychologists, we are really excited that there is such an informative film about emotions that is really entertaining too! We’ve been hearing so many great stories about how this film is opening up conversations between parents and kids about emotions. Here is an interview with two of the psychologists who consulted on the film, and a review by another psychologist.
You can also find out more Psychology Today

Youth Beyond Blue

Beyond Blue does an amazing job of educating Australians about anxiety and depression, but did you know that they also have information specifically for young people? This website contains reliable information about a broad range of topics such as suicide, self harm, grief and loss, and LGBTI young people.

 

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