Parenting

School Holidays

School holiday activities and wellbeing for the whole family

With school holidays starting this week, activities and trips that you usually do may be off the table. You may find that you have to work during the time you would usually have off, or that you and your family need a break from each other! There is a range of activities happening in

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Talking about ’13 Reasons Why’ with your child(ren)

We’ve all been spending a lot more time at home due to COVID-19, and for many people that has meant watching more TV than usual. One of Netflix’s most-watched programs has been ’13 Reasons Why’, with the fourth season of the show about a teenage girl who takes her own

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Relationship separation during COVID-19 and resources for families.

Lifeline WA understands that through the COVID-19 pandemic, couples and families have found themselves navigating new and difficult circumstances. In this article, we will focus on the challenges and impacts of COVID-19 on romantic relationships, navigating separation through COVID-19 as a parent, and provide some resources for families to find

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Kids ask coronavirus questions

Dr Chris Blyth and Dr Asha Bowen from the Telethon Kids Institute answer kids’ important coronavirus questions. In part one, five year old Max wants to know what it feels like when you get coronavirus. Harper, seven, asks why are so many things banned, like going on holidays, going to

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Understanding and supporting your teenager

Michelle Daw, Psychologist at Brave Heart Wellbeing, shares some advice for supporting the young people in your life. There are so many changes taking place for adolescents. Not just physical changes that we can see and hear, but changes in the brain that are not so obvious. Adolescence is a

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Heading back to school

Sharon Young, teacher and Lifeline WA community champion, shares her perspective on returning for the new semester. Heading back to school after holidays can be daunting for a lot of children and families. Throw in an extended break and a worldwide pandemic, and those feelings and fears can be exemplified

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Creating meaningful moments with grandparents

Playdates, dinner parties, coffees and birthday parties all had to go on the back burner. This sacrifice can be a huge loss for grandparents to cope with. Lifeline WA love seeing the creative ways families are making moments of connection, while keeping everyone safe. We’ve seen a granddad drop off

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Working at home with young kids

Lifeline WA spoke with parents to find out how they have been coping in balancing their roles. Dr Gonzalez, Director and Clinical Psychologist of the Centre of Psychological Enrichment (COPE), lends some insights to help parents at this time. Many West Australians have had to rapidly adjust to working from

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  • April 16, 2020
  • Parenting
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Free physical activity resources for kids

With school sports on hold, are you looking for ways to keep the kids moving? A program run by the University of Western Australia is providing free at-home resources. UWA’s KIDDO program has been on a mission to get children “moving well and moving often”. Scientifically designed programs seek to

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  • April 15, 2020
  • Parenting
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Covid e-book for young children

Manuela Molina has created a short book to support and reassure children under the age of 7. The book was created to help kids to understand, and to talk about how they are feeling. The author recommends printing out the book so that children can draw in it. You can

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