Six Reasons Why Young People Bully

What makes a young person torment and assault other children and students regularly? Why do some kids repeatedly push, shove and hit other children at school? What makes adolescents humiliate, insult, or ostracise a peer? Finding answers to these questions might help us understand why bullying occurs. This is especially important because bullying affects about…

Say No to Bullying

Say NO to Bullying…. On Friday 16 March 2018 and get ready to say ‘Bullying. No Way!’ with schools across the nation. This National Day of Action is Australia’s key anti-bullying event for schools.  In the lead up to this day, it is useful to highlight some facts about bullying. What is Bullying  Bullying is…

Sticking to Goals and Staying Motivated

Sticking to Goals and Staying Motivated One of our recent team meetings involved my colleagues and I setting goals for the year across different areas of our life.  This, and the usual start of year conversations around people’s New Years resolutions, got me thinking about how many of us actually end up sticking by these…

Can I Recover From Workplace Bullying?

Peer abuse or workplace bullying is a widely used term to describe the intentional and repeated emotional, verbal or physical harassment of an individual by one or more colleagues. It can vary from subtle intimidation or humiliation expressed through body language, criticisms, insults or sarcastic remarks, to the more obvious offensive language and physical assault.…

HELP, my child is a bully!

10 THINGS YOU CAN DO AS A PARENT WHEN YOUR CHILD IS A BULLY   Have a conversation with your child and try to understand his/her perspective of why he/she is bullying. Some children bully because they have been bullied themselves, some children have underlying issues (sadness/anxiety/worries) and externalise this by bullying, etc. There can…

Problem Solving Skills for Children

How do I help my children making the right choices? The problem solving process Does your child seem to struggle with making the right choices in the moment? Does your child experience difficulties to stop and think before he/she acts, which causes him/her to get in trouble at home or at school? Then it’s time…