This page is designed to be hub of wellbeing information, articles and recommendations that you may find interesting and helpful. Some are links that you may have seen in In Touch. We will endeavour to update this regularly.
The three links below are somewhere you can easily access to find up-to-date and evidence-based content on a huge range of topics related to child, teenage and parent mental health and wellbeing
- Mental health resources | Raising Children Network
- Parenting Place | Parenting tips and articles
- Parenting Advice From Lisa Damour Ph.D. and Teen Whisperer
- Why you shouldn’t tell your kids to be happy
- It’s not just hormones: What’s really happening in the minds of teenage girls?
- What to Expect in Middle School: Strategies for Parents from Lisa Damour
- Why children need downtime
- Developing independent learning habits
- Understanding the emotional lives of teenagers
- Teachers, Parents Often Misuse Growth Mindset Research
- Why C Students Usually End Up Being The Most Successful In Life
- How Do I Help My Disorganized High School Kid?
- Lisa Damour Website
Below are links to two great Australian websites with really accessible information and resources recommended by our school psychologists.
If you and your young people want to focus on education or have any concerns about online behaviour, Netsafe is the go-to provider of advice and resources.
- Netsafe Website
- Online Consent and Social Media
- Young people and screen time, what they see
- How and When Do I Give My Kid a Phone?
- ICON Website
- “Mom, Stop Trying to Fix This!” Resist the Urge Solve Teenage Problems
- Helping your Tween or Teen Navigate Social Conflict
The site below has courses aimed at each age band and you can do a generic course around raising teenagers or look more specifically at raising a child with anxiety if that is more relevant. It can be done at home in your on time and can pick the modules relevant to your family but doing the whole course is recommended as there are some very good reminders in there about general language use and the importance of getting the positive things right, before trying to manage the behaviour or set expectations.