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child obsessed
Is your child obsessed? “It’s a heartbreaking fact for parents to face up to, but one in every 200 children in Australia will suffer from obsessive compulsive disorder. When Carol’s daughter Ann began sting in the bathroom for one and half hours every day, her mother grew concerned. Carol could hear the window opening and...
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hope ocd
New hope for OCD sufferers “OBSESSIVE Compulsive Disorder (OCD) has become better known in a recent times with movies such as As Good as It Gets and-the television show Monk. As clearly demonstrated by these fictional portrayals, OCD severely impacts and disrupts the everyday functioning of adults living with the condition. A lesser known truth...
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planet girl crisis
Planet girl in crisis “The suicide of two teenage girls highlights every parent’s nightmare, writes Elizabeth Allen WHEN two Victorian high school students were found hanged this week, a shiver went clown the collective spines of parent, of Australian teenagers. What could have caused two 16 year old girl, to kill themselves in as pact, after...
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ocd mind wellness
OCD – Mind Wellness “Nine-year-old Marie is a typical girl: she loves music, netball and hanging out with her friends. But unlike most nine-year-olds, Marie needs to make 20 trips to’ her bedroom before she leaves for school, to check that her pillows are perfectly straight on her bed. If she doesn’t do this each...
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slow coaching
Slow coaching “Who says getting there fast – or first – is right? Burnt-out children and their teachers and frazzled parents are calling a halt to the cult of speed, and the result, writes Carl Honore, is a lifestyle revolution. The most effective kind of education is that a child should play amongst lovely things....
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pathways happy schooling
Pathways toward happy schooling “IF all prep children take a play-based anti-anxiety program, the transition into Year 1 would be “very easy”, Dr Paula Barrett says. The developer of Fun Friends, a program delivered at Pathways Health and Research Centre at West End, said it helped build social, emotional and coping skills. “I strongly believe that if every prep child in Queensland has...
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fun friends
Support for the Fun Friends Program “Written by Susan McKinnon, Preparatory Year Teacher, 2006 …..Thank you for such a worthwhile training day and program to use with the preparatory year children I work with at Newmarket State School. I first heard of the “Friends” program while working in Central Office implementing the Preparatory Year trial...
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foreword
Foreword “MAREE BOURKE STROKE SURVIVOR Eleven years ago, Maree Bourke’s life froze in a heartbeat. The former teacher can now communicate only by blinking, yet, remarkably, she has learned to live a full life from within. One morning in May 1994, between getting out of the shower and getting dressed for work, I fell to...
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dolls 4 kids
Dolls 4 Kids “Kyla’s dream was to provide a small gift to the many children who survived, to show that not only were the grown ups capable of helping, but that children were also able to show they cared. The dolls will give the children something to hug and cuddle, providing an emotional bond. These...
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