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Busy Bodies Need to Rest By Dr Paula Barrett When your child wakes up in the morning, the noise starts. The alarm goes off and the radio goes on. There’s breakfast television, car radios, peak hour traffic, construction sites and mobile phones ringing. Soon, teachers are talking, schoolmates are squealing, keyboards are tapping and bells...
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Paula Barrett Training to Facilitating
From Training to Facilitating As many of you now know it is now possible to do facilitator training for Dr Paula Barrett’s Friends Resilience Programs online. This new interactive online format allows participants the flexibility of doing the training from the comfort of their own homes, while still affording them the opportunity to interact with...
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Paula Barrett Thumbs Up Actions
Thumbs Up & Thumbs Down Actions We all make choices every day. As we get older we become better at making good choices even when we are sad, worried or angry. However, children can often be more ruled by their emotions and find it more difficult to make good choices. Dr Paula Barrett refers to...
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Paula Barrett Red & Green Thoughts
Red & Green Thoughts We all have thoughts running through our heads every day. Sometimes those thoughts can be helpful and encouraging and other times they can be unhelpful and harmful. Children may only be young, but just like us they have a constant stream of thoughts running through their heads. To help young children...
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Brisbane's Child Paula Barrett
The Roots of Resilience From Brisbane’s Child (May 2010) This is an extract from “Brisbane’s Child” magazine called “The Roots of Resilience” and it is about how children will always face challenging situations and also children anxiety, as well as reminding them that all their feelings are okay. The programs developed by Dr Paula Barrett...
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Generation why From Brisbane News (Issue 737) This is an extract from a magazine that is about the new generation of children called “Generation why” and how they can deal with depression. This can be done with the Fun Friends program developed by Dr Paula Barrett. “What do most parents want for their children? Do they...
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helping kids deal with anger
Helping kids deal with anger From POST Newspapers (December 17th, 2016) This is a extract from a newspaper that talks about programs which has helping kids deal with anger as one of its main objectives. These programs are based on Dr Paula Barrett’s work. “By David Cohen Anxiety and asthma are the leading health problems...
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Friends Resilience Christmas
Christmas Blog Entry Seasons greetings from Dr. Paula Barrett and the team at FRIENDS Resilience. We have had a wonderful year at FRIENDS Resilience including some exciting changes. Our Fun FRIENDS, FRIENDS for Life and My FRIENDS Youth programs have continued to help many children and we have received a lot of positive feedback from...
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Blog: Friends Resilience Latest Training Sessions Lately, we have had a couple of training sessions on the Friends Resilience Programs developed by Dr. Paula Barrett: Online training. Our trainer Lauren Phillips was in charge of a My Friend’s Youth and Adult Resilience training on December 10th and 11th. It was a successful session and here...
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