Resources for Parents of Teens

Resources for Parents of Teens

Parenting can be really rewarding, but it can also be tricky, and occasionally really hard. So it’s understandable that sometimes parents want to seek out support or advice. With access to the internet and social media, sometimes all that advice can seem a bit overwhelming and finding the right experts becomes a minefield.   How …

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Spark their Future

Spark their Future is a resource developed by the Queensland Government to help parents connect with their children and help them find passion in their school and life. By supporting their child’s spark and unique interests, parents can help their child build resilience, enhanced sense of self and build relevance and meaning in their education. …

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Apply for the Get Active Kids Voucher Program

The Get Active Kids Voucher Program helps eligible families get their kids involved in organised sport and recreation activities by reimbursing the cost of membership and registration fees, uniforms and equipment. Eligible children may be able to receive up to $200 each. To be eligible your child/dependant must be: aged 4 to 18 years at …

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Cool Kids – Taking Control

Cool Kids – Taking Control is an online self-help program to help children aged 7-12 to cope with bullying and manage anxiety. The program is based on the Cool Kids face-to-face program which typically costs $500. However, if you participate in this trial the program can be accessed free of charge. Difficulty managing anxiety is …

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ReachOut Checklist to Help Your Teen Transition to High School

The transition to high school can be scary for both parents and their children. Suddenly your child is the little fish in the big pond again and there are new rules and responsibilities for you both to learn. You can help make the transition as smooth as possible by using ReachOut’s Transition to High School …

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Safe on Social Toolkit

Safe on Social Toolkits provide schools and parents with an array of resources developed by leading cyber safety experts and offers the most current and engaging online safety information available. There are toolkits made for both schools and parents. The school toolkit includes: 50+ Easy to Understand Teacher Cheat Sheets Monthly Parent Resources Alerts on …

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Apply for a FairPlay Voucher

If you’re experiencing financial hardship, the Queensland Government is offering assistance to help parents whose children want to participate in extra-curricular activities. You can apply for a FairPlay voucher of $150 which can be used towards sport and active recreation membership, registration or participation fees with registered activity providers. Vouchers can be used for children …

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Changing Preferences - Murdoch University

Changing Preferences – Murdoch University

Murdoch University have published a blog detailing all the options facing Year 12’s students who are applying to their university for 2021. It includes information about Admission Pathways available in 2020, as well as Changing Preferences – what you might need to know. There are links to further resources and TISC’s relevant pages. You can …

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FCA XV Mind Games Cup

Calling football parents and teacher coaches from grassroots to professional; you’re invited to play in the FCA XV Mind Games Cup 2020/21. The FCA XV Mind Games Cup is an online virtual reality team-based tournament. Presented by and aligned with Football Coaches Australia’s mantra of building Community, Connection and Camaraderie between Australian football coaches, the …

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Nuts and Bolts of Emotional Agility, Resilience and Leadership – free online resource for parents and teachers

Nuts and Bolts of EARL is a free online resource for parents, carers, teachers and coaches to use with young people, encouraging positive conversations around leadership, teamwork, skills and techniques for developing resilience, confidence, job readiness, dealing with bullies and even the importance of getting good rest. It’s filled with videos, articles, podcasts and activities …

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The Hunting | TV Series Premiering

There’s a new series coming to SBS, it “intimately and dramatically imagines the lives of four teenagers, their teachers and their families throughout the lead up, revelation and aftermath of a nude teen photo scandal”. If you’ve got teens, then it might be worth watching. Sharing any content online could have impacts from the mildly …

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Six ways for parents to stay connected with teen sons

“Teen boys have powerful feelings, but parents often mistakenly assume their silence means they prefer to be disengaged. Boys have rich inner lives, and they care deeply about loyalty, friendship and protecting the people they love.” – Kenneth Ginsburg If you’re finding it hard to maintain a strong connection with your teenage son, the author …

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Tips for raising calmer teens

With the rising number of mental health concerns amongst children and teens, this article seeks to address some of the possible causes. It talks about how the increase in technology, means our teens now connect with and compare themselves to more people than ever before. It also goes on to explain how those comparisons are …

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Charles Sturt University | Parent Information Sessions

Charles Sturt University is hosting a series of information sessions specifically designed for parents, to help them support their child once they start at university. They will provide information about admission, early entry, scholarships and more. The info sessions will be held at the following Charles Sturt University campuses: Albury-Wodonga – Thursday 25 July, 5.30–7.30pm …

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Helping your teen out of a funk

Navigating the teenage years are minefield, for teens themselves and for the families trying to support them. Sometimes it’s easy to forget that they are still young, still learning and like everyone else, they have bad days, feel down and often feel under pressure. If you want to help and support your teen when they’re …

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National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) is a series of tests focused on basic skills that are administered annually to Year 3, 5, 7 and 9 Australian students. Students are tested on reading, writing, language conventions (spelling, grammar and punctuation) and numeracy. The tests are designed to determine whether students across the board are …

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Why teenagers need self-care

A 3 minute video that explains why teenagers really need self-care and how to encourage it.    

Resilience the ‘invisible superpower’

Resilience is having the capacity to be calm, clear and adaptive when the going gets tough. And let’s face it, the school years are full of challenging moments for kids; both socially and academically. This cheat sheet has some great suggestions on how to help children build their resilience.

Big Life Journal

Help your tween or teen develop the mindset of growth, resilience, gratitude, and positivity. Help them find their own voice in a world that is constantly coming at them with what to do, be, and think. Big Life Journal – Teen Edition helps tweens and teens develop confidence…the deep down, know-who-you-are confidence! It encourages them to discover themselves and gets …

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