Youth & Kids

Free Training for Parents of Teens – Hobart

Free Training for Parents of Teens – Hobart

As part of an exciting research project being conducted by the University of Melbourne and aimed at parents of teens, I have been invited to conduct one of my Youth Mental Health First Aid courses in Hobart, which research participants will be able to attend for free. Any parent with a teen aged between twelve […]

Free Training for Parents of Teens – Sydney

Free Training for Parents of Teens – Sydney

As part of an exciting research project being conducted by the University of Melbourne and aimed at parents of teens, I have been invited to conduct one of my Youth Mental Health First Aid courses in Sydney, which research participants will be able to attend for free. Any parent with a teen aged between twelve […]

Kids who Drop out of Sport are at Higher Risk of Developing Mental Health Problems

Kids who Drop out of Sport are at Higher Risk of Developing Mental Health Problems

This week in Australia at the Sports Medicine Australia’s “Be Active 2014” conference, researchers from the University of Wollongong will be presenting their findings on the apparent negative impact of primary school kids dropping out of organised sport. It’s terrific research, but I’d like to put a slightly different spin on it. Quit Bagging Out […]

I’ve Had Enough of my Teenagers

I’ve Had Enough of my Teenagers

Are you a parent of adolescents?  Do you find yourself sometimes (or often) feeling frustrated, angry, hopeless, overwhelmed, or all of the above?  Do you identify with the above statement? I do.  I’m not afraid to be honest.  There are times where I have actually thought to myself, “Why did we even have kids?”  At […]

By February 17, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Half of teens outgrow depression and anxiety

Half of teens outgrow depression and anxiety

By Fron Jackson-Webb, The Conversation Around half of teens who experience a brief episode of depression or anxiety do not go on to have a mental illness in adulthood, according to a study from the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute. Half of girls and almost one-third of boys have an episode of depression or anxiety in […]

By February 3, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
College Without High School

College Without High School

Would you take your kid out of school if it was the best thing for them? It’s a challenging thought isn’t it? Of course, some of us simply don’t have the luxury of that choice, but I think a lot of people are basically just too scared to contemplate the idea. I was surprised recently […]

By September 10, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Time with parents is important for teens’ well-being

Time with parents is important for teens’ well-being

Teenagers are famous for seeking independence from their parents, but research shows that many teens continue to spend time with their parents and that this shared time is important for teens’ well-being, according to Penn State researchers. “The stereotype that teenagers spend all their time holed up in their rooms or hanging out with friends […]

By October 9, 2012 0 Comments Read More →