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Homework with teens

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

The word ‘homework’ for many teenagers and their parents evokes feelings of dread, frustration and sheer agony. While most teens and parents understand the reasons for being given homework, namely to help develop sound study habits, to foster learning outside the school environment, consolidate the learning undertaken in class and foster independence and responsibility, homework […]

Grief and Loss at Christmas

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Posted on by Dr. Kimberley O'Brien

Managing Grief and Loss at Christmas

While Christmas is a time of excitement and joy for many – others would prefer to sleep through a family gatherings, avoiding triggers of grief following a particularly painful year. People grieve for different reasons – the loss of a grandparent, the loss of a business, a string of miscarriages or a recent divorce. Christmas […]

Feisty Young Girls

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

  Some girls are feisty from the get go, from fussy babies to tantruming toddlers. The pre teen or “tween” years though, can be the time which parents find most confounding. At this time parents can struggle with everything from girls (and boys) becoming increasingly defiant to the ‘sexualisation’ of young girls and navigating increasingly […]

Bullying in primary school

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

Bullying, Social Skills and Culture in the School Setting

  Bullying within the school context has gained much recognition and response over the last decade. As teachers, parents and students have become more aware of the nature and definition of bullying, namely, repeated aggression that is intended to cause harm, distress and/or fear to another in a position of less power, there has been […]

Sexting and young people.

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Posted on by Leonardo Rocker (Quirky Kid Staff)

Strategies for Managing Sexting and Young people

Sexting, a name given for the creating and sharing of sexually explicit pictures or messages through mobile phones, the internet and other electronic devices, has become an increasingly recognised and concerning pastime of children. It is estimated that in 2012, over 20% of teenagers engaged in sexting, with a higher prevalence reported among girls. In […]