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Is NAPLAN Putting Too Much Pressure On Young Kids?

NAPLAN: Is It Making Kids Anxious? BY DR SARAH HUGHES Each year more and more Year 12 students seek help for HSC stress. Why are Year 12 students so stressed? Because the hype surrounding the HSC created by parents, peers, teachers, and the wider school community is phenomenal. Schools are under pressure to help students […]

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7 Tips To Help Your Toddler Follow Instructions

How To Build Listening Skills In Your Toddler BY DR SARAH HUGHES Toddlerhood is a challenging time for parents. Tantrums aside, kids develop many new skills between the ages of 1 and 4, but listening is a skill that many toddlers struggle with. Toddlers might have difficulty following instructions for a number of reasons.  Some toddlers […]

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Why Are Teens Today Cutting?

Are Teens Under Too Much Pressure? BY DR SARAH HUGHES Are we putting too much pressure on teenagers today?  As adults with work stress, large mortgages, and other “real” problems it can be easy to trivialise the stressors our teens face, but there are many.  There’s pressure to do well at school, sports, and other […]

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How To Manage Work Stress

What You Can Do To Prevent Work Stress And Burnout BY DR SARAH HUGHES Work stress is a big problem in Australia. To make bigger profits businesses try to limit their expenses and as a result workplaces are understaffed and under-resourced. Where there are demands for employees to take on heavier workloads and work longer […]

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Build Body Confidence: Break Free From The Number On The Scales

Is Your Weight Weighing You Down? BY DR SARAH HUGHES Your weight is just a number, but it’s funny how much influence that number has over your happiness. Step on the scales and achieve your weight loss target and your sprit soars. Weigh yourself and realize that you’ve gained a kilo or two and you […]

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