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Not Every Act of Meanness is Bullying

Not Every Act of Meanness is Bullying

One of our jobs is to help children and young people to interpret events proportionally. However, in recent times, I have seen a shift involving the wrong application of words like trauma, depression and bullying. When these very meaningful words are misused, their...
Problem solving – without Google!

Problem solving – without Google!

How to incorporate funcraft and educational learning in the home… By Michael Hawton, Parentshop It’s time to shut off the screen, step away from the iPad and look at new (or should I say old-school) ways of educating children through funcraft and games. While it may...
Every child deserves a family

Every child deserves a family

This week I will speak at the national ‘National Permanency Conference’ run by Adopt Change in Sydney.  It is a conference about how we can help children form attachments and how we can help them be secure by placing them in more permanent placements by making...

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