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How to help an anxious child

In an era where anxiety rates in children are on the increase, it's important to understand what anxiety is. Then, we can learn how to manage it. Dr Jodi Richardson shares her best tips to help parents understand anxiety and help their kids learn to manage it.

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What is resilience (and why do we want kids to have it)?

The word 'resilience' gets bantered around a lot these days. But what is it and why does it actually matter if our kids are resilient or not? In issue 13 of Lunch Lady Magazine, we took a deep-dive into the history, science and practical aspects of resilience.

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how to talk to your kids so they will listen

Communicating with kids about their feelings can be tough, no matter how old your child is. To set you up for success, we're sharing ten tips from the best-selling parenting book, How To Talk so Kids Will Listen and Listen so Kids Will Talk.

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Kids and Cubbies: the age-old duo

Kids love cubbies! And it turns out that building cubbies is a great way for kids to  externalise and re-create what’s going on internally, whether that’s joyful, challenging, confusing, interesting, different or simply unknown.

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How a Kid's Brain Works: the Meltdown Explained

Navigating tantrums and meltdowns from toddlers and children isn't easy. But, if you under how a kid's brain works, the tasks is much simpler. Here's what you need to know. How different is a kid’s brain from an adult’s? The short answer: extremely. We've always known that a child's brain...

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