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How to Motivate Your Child

<a href="/articles/how-to-motivate-your-child">How to Motivate Your Child</a>

Is there anything more frustrating than trying to motivate a teenager to do something that is clearly not as interesting to them as the latest computer game or iTunes download or Stephanie Meyer book? Allison Tait interviews Professor Martin from the University of Sydney about his tips for motivating your child. Read full article

Emotional Intelligence, Parenting and Education; Part 4 of Interview with Dr Karen Hansen

<a href="/articles/emotional-intelligence-parenting-and-education-part-4-of-interview-with-dr-karen-hansen">Emotional Intelligence, Parenting and Education; Part 4 of Interview with Dr Karen Hansen</a>

Part 4 of an interview with Dr Karen Hansen from the Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne Australia about emotional intelligence and attachment and about how parents can think about their children's levels of emotional intelligence. Read full article

Emotional Intelligence, Parenting and Education; Part 3 of Interview with Dr Karen Hansen

<a href="/articles/emotional-intelligence-parenting-and-education-part-3-of-interview-with-dr-karen-hansen">Emotional Intelligence, Parenting and Education; Part 3 of Interview with Dr Karen Hansen</a>

Part 3 of an interview with Dr Karen Hansen from the Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne Australia about adolescence being a critical time to teach emotional intelligence skills. Dr Hansen also describes the connection between emotional intelligence and academic success in particular subjects at high school. Read full article

Emotional Intelligence, Parenting and Education, Part 2 of Interview with Dr Karen Hansen

<a href="/articles/emotional-intelligence-parenting-and-education-part-2-of-interview-with-dr-karen-hansen">Emotional Intelligence, Parenting and Education, Part 2 of Interview with Dr Karen Hansen</a>

Part 2 of an interview with Dr Karen Hansen from the Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne Australia about working with primary school teachers and about the importance of emotional intelligence for children's school readiness Read full article

Emotional Intelligence, Parenting and Education; Part 1 of Interview with Dr Karen Hansen

<a href="/articles/emotional-intelligence-parenting-and-education-part-1-of-interview-with-dr-karen-hansen">Emotional Intelligence, Parenting and Education; Part 1 of Interview with Dr Karen Hansen</a>

Part 1 of an interview with Dr Karen Hansen from the Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne Australia about the definition of emotional intelligence and why it is important in parenting and education. Dr Hansen also points out the importance of emotional intelligence as a protective factor in the incidence of depression. Read full article

Scare Tactics - When a Child Doesn't Want to Go to School

Ten minutes before we’re due to leave for school, my seven-year-old tells me, ‘I’ve got a sore tummy. I feel sick.’ Just a minute earlier she was running up and down the hallway with her little sister, giggling fit to bust. Now she’s clutching her belly and looking pale. Read full article

How to Motivate Your Child for School and Beyond

<a href="/parenting-resources/academic-success/how-to-motivate-your-child-for-school-and-beyond">How to Motivate Your Child for School and Beyond</a>

Book: How to Motivate Your Child - For School and Beyond by Andrew Martin. A positive guide for parents who want to help their children be the best they can be at school. Andrew Martin identifies the motivational differences between girls and boys and provides practical things to do every day to motivate children that will help them become more interested in learning, stop arguments over homework and reduce fear of failure. Read full article

Thriving at School 2nd Edition

<a href="/parenting-resources/academic-success/thriving-at-school-2nd-edition">Thriving at School 2nd Edition</a>

Book: Thriving at School by John Stewart and John Irvine. An accessible, practical guide to help parents develop their children's attitudes, values and good habits in the early school years, helping them to thrive as happy learners. The authors consider ways to help a child succeed in the classroom, be stimulated to learn, deal with difficulties in the playground, and get on well with others at school and at home. Read full article

Bully Blocking: Six Secrets to Help Children Deal with Teasing and Bullying

<a href="/parenting-resources/bullying/bully-blocking-six-secrets-to-help-children-deal-with-teasing-and-bully">Bully Blocking: Six Secrets to Help Children Deal with Teasing and Bullying</a>

Book: Bully Blocking: Six Secrets to Help Children Deal with Teasing and Bullying. This book offers practical advice to help parents and their children deal with bullies of all shapes, sizes and disguises, and also to assist families whose children bully. This revised and updated edition of the highly acclaimed 'Bullybusting', explains how parents and teachers can understand bullying, its causes and harmful consequences, and outlines what action to take in order to transform a child's attitudes. Read full article

The Best School for Your Child

<a href="/parenting-resources/choosing-a-school/the-best-school-for-your-child">The Best School for Your Child</a>

Book: The Best School for Your Child by Erin Shale. This book offers parents a guide to identifying the high school that will best meet the unique needs, qualities and strengths of their son or daughter. The author is an Australian teacher and high school counsellor. Read full article