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Teaching Adaptability as a Life Skill

<a href="/articles/teaching-adaptability-as-a-life-skill">Teaching Adaptability as a Life Skill</a>

Across a student’s lifetime, their world will change and change again. They’re likely to see industry reshaped, medical advancements, and huge changes to technology. In their own life too, they will begin school, transition to further education or work, move out of home, begin or end relationships, maybe have children, and retire from work. To navigate this ever-shifting world, young people will need to be adaptable. But is this something you can teach? And what kind of difference can being more adaptable make? Read full article

TALK LESS LISTEN MORE

<a href="/parenting-resources/emotional-management-and-self-control/talk-less-listen-more">TALK LESS LISTEN MORE</a>

Book: Talk Less Listen Moore by Michael Hawton As children grow in this world, we need to provide them with tools and methods to ensure that they are the best human beings that they can be. Book: Talk Less Listen More by Michael Hawton This book is written as a practical guide for parents who are dealing with challenging behaviours. It provides parents with strategies and ideas on how to ensure children take responsibility for their actions and are able to determine what is appropriate behaviour. Michael Hawton provides examples, illustrations, maps diagrams and practical information for parents to help them teach and support their children to better manage their emotions and behaviours. Read full article

My Son Doesn't Want Surprise Gifts This Christmas

<a href="/blogs/sarahliebetrau/2012/11/27/my-son-doesnt-want-surprise-gifts-this-christmas">My Son Doesn&#039;t Want Surprise Gifts This Christmas</a>

This year, there will be no surprises at Christmas time for my six year old son. No, he hasn’t been a ‘naughty boy’ and therefore undeserving of Santa’s generosity. The reason my son will have no surprises is that he will choose all of his presents and be with us when we buy them, in November. They will then be wrapped and put under the Christmas tree. Read full article

Starting Primary School can be an Emotional Rollercoaster

<a href="/blogs/sarahliebetrau/2012/03/06/starting-primary-school-can-be-an-emotional-rollercoaster">Starting Primary School can be an Emotional Rollercoaster</a>

It’s several weeks into the primary school year and my five-year-old son is experiencing his share of ups and downs adjusting to life at ‘big school’. The highs (for both of us) include waving me happily off each morning, and the beautiful hug he gives his sister every afternoon on their reunion at the school gates ... But then there are the difficult moments. Such a big life change has also come with its fair share of big emotions for my sensitive boy. After trying so hard to concentrate and control his impulses all day, those emotions often came home looking for an outlet. Any small thing has the potential to set him off ... Read full article

Emotion Management - Emotional Control

<a href="/articles/emotion-management-emotional-control">Emotion Management - Emotional Control</a>

Teaching children how to keep focus and manage their emotional reactions is a skill that will help them in the playground and the classroom. Children with an ability to manage their reactions to a feeling are less likely to harm others and are more likely to be popular with their peers. Read full article