Education Matters

How to temper children’s anger

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jan 23, 2019 6:00:00 AM

Everyone experiences anger. Regardless of age, anger is a normal reaction to frustration, stress or disappointment. As boys grow up, they face increasingly difficult situations and begin to deal with some of the challenges of daily life, but they also learn to express and manage their anger in more effective ways.

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Topics: Adolescence, Fathering, Parenting tips, Raising boys

6 Tips on how to build a close connection with your son

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Aug 30, 2018 6:00:00 AM

The love for our children is one of the most deeply felt emotions we ever experience. Although a powerful force, it can be difficult at times to express this love and affection, and more commonly, find time to connect with our children. Time when we can relax, play and bond with our son can be in short supply in our busy lives, but it is at the heart of developing a special relationship with your child.

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Topics: Parenting tips, Raising boys, Fathering, Adolescence

The pros and cons of social media use for teens

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Aug 6, 2018 6:00:00 AM

According to the Australian Bureau of StatisticsAustralian teenagers are spending up to 18 hours per week online and 91 percent of teens aged 15 to 19 report using social media. Online and social media use plays a significant role in the lives of today’s youth.

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Topics: All boys education, Parenting tips, Adolescence, Bullying, Cybersafety

Understanding childhood fears and how to deal with them

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jul 2, 2018 6:00:00 AM

Children can fear anything from monsters and dentists, to flies and water. It’s important to recognise that fear is a normal aspect of growing up. Broken down, certain fears tend to be common to particular age groups, though there are no hard and fast rules.

It is important to understand that not all fear is bad. You want your children to have a healthy avoidance of certain things like spiders, drugs, busy roads or even strangers. The key to understanding childhood fears, is to recognise that they are a normal part of your child’s development as he or she starts to learn more about the world. Children’s fears are likely to change over time. The key is to acknowledge the fear and help your child to face it rather than protect them from it.

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Topics: Adolescence, Boys learning, Early years, Fathering, Parenting tips, Raising boys

How to keep teenagers at parties safe

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jun 11, 2018 6:00:00 AM

Attending parties plays a large part in the social development of many teenagers. From birthdays to graduations, whatever the celebration, parties are an important right of passage that bring teens closer. It can, however, be a time of concern for parents who fear for their teens’ safety. Adolescence is a period full of new pressures, experiences and lessons in life.

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Topics: Adolescence, Fathering, Parenting tips, Raising boys, Risks

Staying connected to your teenager while giving them space

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on May 10, 2018 6:00:00 AM

Parenting a teenager can be challenging. It is inevitable that a child who once seemingly idolised you and held your opinion and advice above all others, will rebel against you once they hit teenage years.

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Topics: Parenting tips, Raising boys, Adolescence, Fathering

Why sleep and wellbeing are vital for teens

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Mar 13, 2018 6:00:00 AM

The ABC’s Behind the News latest ‘Happiness Survey’ of almost 47,000 children, has found that having a good night’s sleep is a key indicator of your son’s wellbeing. Sleep and wellbeing go hand-in-hand – children who regularly have the recommended amount of sleep each night reported significantly higher levels of both happiness and feelings of safety.

Sleep experts say teenagers today are sleeping less than they ever have. This is a worry, particularly because there is a link between sleep deprivation and accidents, obesity and cardiovascular disease in later life.

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Topics: Raising boys, Adolescence, Improve learning, Mental health, Parenting tips, Trinity difference

4 ways to help your son with social skills development

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Mar 5, 2018 6:00:00 AM

Social development is critical to the growth and wellbeing of young people, particularly as they enter adolescence. Social skills for kids are less about being the most popular kid in school, and more about a child’s ability to form meaningful bonds with others.

Teaching kids social skills is not as difficult as it may sound. Let’s start with the basics.

Vanderbilt University found the top 10 social skills children need to succeed in school, based on surveys of 8,000 elementary teachers and two decades of classroom research, are to:

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Topics: Boys' education, Boys learning, Education, Trinity difference, Parenting tips, Fathering, Adolescence, Raising boys

3 reasons why saying no to your teen is important

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Feb 8, 2018 6:00:00 AM

Parental guidance is vital to a child’s development. During the formative years, we often say ‘no’ to our children to keep them safe and teach them about relationships and respect for others. For example, we tell them not to touch a hot stove top, not to hurt others, or not to cross a road unaided. As children mature into teens, clear boundaries help them to develop emotionally and build resilience.

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Topics: Raising boys, Mental health, Parenting tips, Pastoral care, Adolescence, Boys learning, Risk-taking

How to help your child transition to high school

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jan 22, 2018 6:00:00 AM

Your child’s transition to high school can be overwhelming and stressful, or an exciting period full of possibilities. With careful preparation and guidance, your son can experience the latter.

Here are five steps to help your child transition to high school and adapt quickly to his new environment.

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Topics: Adolescence, Boys' education, Raising boys