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For many parents, the term “protective behaviours” is a technical term they haven’t heard of until they are offered a protective behaviours parenting workshop, often at their child’s school, where they can learn strategies to protect their children from child sexual abuse. Those workshops, which may also be organised by daycare centres and local government, contain content that is extremely enlightening and valuable to parents and caregivers.
It was a couple of years ago that I first came across the Big Life Journal. As I read what the purpose of the book was and the content, I knew I had to buy it for my son. It was a Christmas gift. It arrived in the mail and as I flicked through it, I remember thinking...
One day I was curious about whether there were any helpful apps out there that complement the resources used to teach protective behaviours.
Guest Post by Nikki Mitchell, Director of WA Child Safety ServicesAccording to the Office of the eSafety Commissioner about one in every five Australian children has been bullied online.
Is your child feeling reluctant to read a book with you? Are they feeling discouraged when you get books out? Making reading experiences fun is one way to grow your child’s confidence…
Don’t you sometimes wish that parenting came with some kind of handbook? It is a gig fraught with it’s ups and downs but we wouldn’t have it any other way. Parenting brings so many rewards.
Expressing emotions is something that doesn’t come naturally to some children, and for others is does. It can depend on whether they have a good role model, but for some children expressing emotions…
Guest Post by Gemma Lee Taylor, Groups Coordinator at Resilience Kit. Learning about feelings is important for everyone. Here are 5 tips about feelings from Resilience Kit.1.
From the moment I saw Shona’s BIG HUG books, I fell in love with them. The first thing I noticed was the illustrations on the cover, by Irisz Agocs.
Approximately 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 11 boys will be sexually abused before 18 and 95% will know the abuser. Aren’t those statistics shocking!!
Books for Young Minds owner, Linda, is part entrepreneur, and part single mum to 2 boys, aged 12 and 6.
She believes that children’s books are an underused resource that could help children move through life’s challenges. When parents are unsure of the right words to say, the books provide all the right words, and with great illustrations to make the story fun.
Linda launched Books for Young Minds 5 years ago with curated lists of children’s books from Australia and overseas.
Linda is on a mission to make unique and helpful books available to Australian children that help them understand feelings & emotions, cope with life’s challenges and be resilient.
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