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Alcohol for Teenagers
There is increasing evidence about the effect alcohol has on the developing brain and this knowledge provides us with the opportunity to help our children to reach their full potential. As a parent, you can provide your child with information about the effects of alcohol on the developing brain and support them to not use alcohol for as long as possible, particularly before they turn 18. For more information click here http://alcoholthinkagain.com.au/Parents-Young-People

Cybersafety
Melville Senior High School parents are welcome to get advice on all sorts of issues that affect students in issues of Parenting Ideas and the Cybersafety website. See the latest issues and articles below.

Cybersafety information Website HERE
(includes information on: cyberbullying, e-security, inappropriate or offensive content, mobile phones, netiquette, sexting, social networking, unwanted contact)

Resiliency Robbers
This article outlines 7 common parenting practices (such as rescuing kids from stretch situations) that rob children and young people of resilience. A must for schools with a resilience agenda HERE.

Good Girl, Interrupted
In this thought-provoking article Parenting ideas journalist Karen Fontaine opens a can of worms and asks “Is praise good for girls?” With girls’ well-being currently in the spotlight, this will help parents stay up-to-date with current thinking HERE.

The Art of Sparenting
Modern parenting has seen the rise of the uber-parent ... the parent who does it all! Well move over uber-parent and make room for sparents. They have a role to play too HERE.

MAKE THE MOST OF TEACHABLE MOMENTS

How they cope will be determined by their resilience and the mindsets of the significant adults around them. Article HERE

Parenting Ideas Issue 18 HERE