How can we help our kids to master the art of resilience? It’s the question on the lips of parents everywhere in this age of social media, suicide statistics and insidious screens. With a sharp rise in mental health concerns (which have doubled in the past six years for teens), it can be difficult to … More Raising Resilient Kids: Parent Night with Sharon Witt
Parenting is an ever-shifting space. The rules seem to change as quickly as the seasons, new ‘types of parents to avoid being’ pop up as buzzwords all the time (lawnmower parent, helicopter parent, drone parent to name just a few). It can be hard to feel as if we are ever nailing it. Even if … More Mastering the Art of Parenting
With the alluring aroma of Traveller Coffee in the air and delicious cakes on the tables, a crowd of parents settled in last Tuesday evening to hear Focus on the Family presenter, Brett Ryan, speak on young people and mental health. Mental health is an issue that is becoming far more prevalent in our student … More Making Sense of Teen Mental Health
Parenting can be one of the most rewarding pursuits on the planet. It can also be one of the most challenging. Our children exist in a complicated world and it can often feel impossible to keep up. With information bombarding us from every corner, it can feel overwhelming at times. With issues of screen-time, boundaries, … More About The Parent Sphere: A Parenting Resource
It is hard to find the words to talk about the horrors of addiction. Pairing the topic with the thought of our precious children makes it all the more difficult to even comprehend how to broach the subject, or how to sufficiently protect the ones who matter the most to us. And yet, it has … More Adolescent Addiction and the Power of the Parent
Parenting can be tough. Around the time you finally feel like you might have a handle on things, something inevitably shifts and you are suddenly launched into the next stage of development. The pace of our lives doesn’t help with this lurching sensation, as there are always constant demands – from transporting children to extracurricular … More Five Simple Ways to Enjoy Your Kids
At Belgrave Heights Christian School (BHCS) we realise how valuable our parents are. Schools can only do so much to impart knowledge and information, but parents play an unbelievably vital role in cementing and reinforcing the cultural wisdom that can only be provided in the home environment. A crucial factor in achieving high academic standards … More How to Support Your Child’s Learning At Home
Screen time. It can cause a lot of parental angst. How much is too much? Is that game appropriate? How on earth do I get that device back without causing a meltdown? We live in a technological age and screens have become a necessary part of our lives. Some children know how to use … More Screens: Necessary Evil or Positive Resource?