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How To Survive Lockdown With Kids

By Dr Tom Brunzell, co-author of Creating Trauma-Informed, Strengths-Based Classrooms Lockdowns around the country are really taking their toll – especially on families who are doing their best to survive lockdown with kids. So now is the time for parents to put strategies in place to help strengthen their resilience …

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5 Ways To Boost Your Wellbeing This Spring

By Teresa Cutter, The Healthy Chef This year has not been easy, and almost everyone’s mental wellness has taken a hit – you’re probably feeling like you need to boost your wellbeing. Right? One thing a lot of people may not know is that your diet plays an important role in helping …

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How To Keep Mentally Healthy During This Pandemic

By Jaimie Bloch, Australian Clinical Psychologist This second year of the pandemic has hit harder. And it is been felt a lot more intensely. So it’s never been more important to know how to keep mentally healthy during this pandemic. We are ALL experiencing pandemic fatigue. And when the body and …

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How Do I Teach My Kids About Consent?

By Nicole Fuge, MD® Managing Editor We need to have a chat about child consent. Because a new study has found that most Australian adults think we should start teaching children about consent and their body after school age. But Act for Kids Chief Executive Officer Dr Katrina Lines says …

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Why We Must Talk About Mental Health Challenges

By Dr Jenny Brockis Thank you Naomi Osaka and Simone Biles, for having the courage to speak out about your recent mental health challenges. Because the more we speak out about our struggles, the more we normalise talking about our feelings. And the more we normalise our feelings, the stronger …

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5 Practical Calming Techniques For Kids Who Worry

By Tammi Kirkness If you’re needing to help your littles find calm and release their worries more these days, you are not alone – here are some practical calming techniques to try at home. Remember, we are living through a strange time in history right now, and many of us are worried, so …

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Why Are Mothers So Busy?

By Gina Urlich It’s a valid question – why are mothers so busy? Well, let me tell you. It’s the mental load of motherhood, and it is HEAVY. Somewhere between getting married and wriggling tiny humans out of my womb I was appointed CEO of our household. I don’t remember …

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4 Ways To Look After Your Mental Health In Lockdown

By Nicole Fuge, MD® Managing Editor Whether you’re a stay-at-home mum, have found yourself working from home, have tiny bebes, or have a tribe of school-aged kids – COVID-19 has changed our lives whether we like it or not, and being in and out of lockdowns is testing our limits. So …

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8 Steps to Positive Self Love

By Natalie Bascur Life is tough, and often the struggle is all too real, but our vulnerabilities don’t make us weaker, they teach us to be strong while circumnavigating the challenging journey that is life. With studies showing that 1 in 5 Australians experience mental illness each year, and yet …

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How To Get Ready In Five Minutes

by Natalie Bascur Trying to get ready for the day with a toddler hanging onto your ankle is much like trying to remember your times tables after a glass of wine. A lil’ bit tricky. But never fear, we’ve compressed your once usual 30-minute routine into 5 minutes so you can skip …