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The Parent Library is located on the ground floor of the College Heart, just in front of the senior library circulation desk. You are welcome to browse the shelves during library hours. Borrowing a book is simple - please see the friendly library staff.
You can also search the online library catalogue by clicking on the link above. To just search the resources in the 'parent library' you will need to first select 'advanced search'. Then scroll down to the box labelled collections and click on 'parent library' and press 'search'. This will then allow you to search all 202 resources available in the parent library. If you would like further guidance please don't hesitate to contact the library or drop in and we will happily show you.
Michelle Mitchell's blog explores how we can keep our teens safe on social media following risk taking behaviour. In simple language, she looks at different ways to set healthy boundaries within the family.
SchoolTV is a new ongoing resource that is now available to Redlands College parents. Major topics are addressed by experts and include specialist interviews, fact sheets, recommended apps, books and more. SchoolTV gathers information from many great resources such as BeyondBlue and ReachOut and is designed to empower parents with credible information as well as realistic and practical support strategies.
Dr Ineka Whiteman will be speaking about the teenage brain in the College Heart on Wednesday 24th March, 2021. Check your emails for more information.
Her website, Dynamic Thought, contains lots of helpful information and resources (including videos) for parents and students on brain health and how the brain works, overcoming anxiety and the importance of rest.
Parenting help: Maggie's resources for common concerns
Anxious Kids offers parents a new perspective on their children's anxiety, encouraging them to view each episode as an opportunity to empower their kids with the skills to manage anxiety, and thrive. Parenting author Michael Grose and wellbeing expert Dr Jodi Richardson explain why more children than ever before experience anxiety. In plain language that can be shared with children, they outline the origins and biology of anxiety to make sense of it - key knowledge such as why it happens, the flood of physical symptoms that comes with it, how to calm it down and why each strategy works. Grose and Richardson also give advice on a range of important steps parents can take to develop emotional intelligence, tolerance of discomfort, mindfulness, resilience, thinking skills and flourishing mental health. In so doing, parents can reduce the impact of anxiety, enabling children of all ages to live their lives in full colour.
There are only ten things every kid needs to know about money, and you can teach them over dinner, once a week. It's that simple. Scott's mission is to make sure your kids are financially strong so they never, ever get sucked into the traps that middle-aged bankers have devised to rob them of their money and their confidence. Scott lays out ten money milestones kids need to have nailed before they leave home, and it's all structured around one family 'money meal' each week (so roughly 20 minutes). Includes tailor-made lessons for each age group.
The aim of this book is twofold. Firstly, to help you understand how daughters grow and thrive, and to be confident in raising your own. To lay down the foundations of good mental health early in your daughter's life, and to keep her strong all the way through. And secondly, to enlist you in the new wave of feminism, fighting against a world that is so toxic to our kids.
Soon enough, every parent will have to discuss online safety with their children. This book is your salvation. Widely regarded as Australia's first cyber cop, cyber-safety expert Susan McLean helps you understand and connect with your child's online world, and guide them safely through it in this revised and updated edition of her bestselling book. She shows you how to establish good online habits, set time restrictions and boundaries, identify good apps and bad apps, deal with cyber bullying, work out who to 'friend' and 'unfriend', and manage your child's digital reputation. Filled with case studies about what children get up to online and the very latest research, Susan's advice is firm but fair. With her clear guidelines, parents can allow their children to embrace and enjoy technology, without the stress or worry.
Michael Carr-Gregg believes that too many Australian boys have got it too easy - and the result is a generation of 'boofheads': boys with huge egos who think they are too good to stack the dishwasher or turn up to school. They expect the world and give little in return. This book will ask the tough questions and deliver straightforward advice so that the parents of today can take back control. It is essential reading for everyone living with a teenage boy.
A groundbreaking picture book which explains Asperger's Syndrome in a simple, gentle and positive way to very young children. Meet Isaac. He's a superhero! He might look like everyone else, but he has a kind of autism called Asperger's. Inside this book he'll tell you all about what it's like to have his Asperger superpowers.
Kids can do amazing things with the right information. Understanding why anxiety feels the way it does and where the physical symptoms come from is a powerful step in turning anxiety around. Anxiety explained, kids empowered.
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