We have launched a new enewsletter specifically for parents, carers and families. It's packed full of expert information, tips and strategies to help you support the mental health and wellbeing of your kids. Read articles from previous enewsletters below or subscribe here to receive it straight to your inbox every month. 

Helping children manage transition and change: Issue 20, August 2016

How children manage change differently

Empowering children to manage change and transition

Managing separating families

Managing changes in friendships

 

Promoting positive mental health: Issue 19, June 2016

Six ways to support positive mental health in children

Play helps children feel good about themselves

Why belonging matters

Looking after yourself: positive mental health for parents and carers

 

Supporting children with anxiety: Issue 18, May 2016

Anxiety and mental health in children

Eight ways to help children with anxiety

Understanding anxiety disorders and the help available

Five ways to help children learn coping skills

 

Promoting confidence, learning and decision-making skills: Issue 17, March 2016

Three ways to help children become more confident 

Be a coach and support your child's learning

Five tips to help children develop decision-making skills 

Why does motivation matter? 

 

Ready, set, go! Getting ready for school: Issue 16, January 2016

Practical tips for planning and preparing for school 

Three ways to help children cope with starting school

Getting help with starting school 

Understanding school refusal 

 

Supporting children's social and emotional learning: Issue 15, October 2015

What is social and emotional learning? 

Six ways to help children develop friendship skills

Talking through angry feelings 

Mindfulness for children and parents 

 

Fostering resilience in your child: Issue 14, August 2015

Resilience is an essential skill for life

Optimism in the face of adversity

How to foster resilience in everyday life

Fostering resilience in Aboriginal children

 

Helping you help your kids: Issue 13, March 2015

Helping parents nurture children's mental health and wellbeing

Your little ones are your greatest teachers when it comes to mindfulness

Caring for your kids means caring for yourself

Five ways to address racism

 

Making a smooth start to school: Issue 12, January 2015

How to prepare for big school

Activity books to use with kids

Decode their tricky behaviour

How to handle a bumpy start

 

Helping kids sleep: Issue 11, October 2014

Sleep and kids' mental health

How screen time affects rest

Dealing with bedtime worries and nightmares

Sleep strategies for the whole family
 

Coping with family breakups: Issue 10, May 2014

Talking to kids about changes to family structure

Developing a plan for co-parenting

Building blended families

Helping children adjust to separation

 

Helping families learn about cybersafety: Issue 9, March 2014

Kids online: The statistics

Helping kids create positive change

Keeping children safe online

What to do about cyberbullying

 

Getting ready for the first day of school: Issue 8, January 2014

Tracey Spicer’s top tips for families

Your guide to starting school

Surviving the first day of school

Helping your child to settle in

 

Preparing kids for starting school: Issue 7, October 2013

Introducing KidsMatter ambassador Tracey Spicer

Making a positive start to school

Helping your child to cope

What to do before school starts

 

Nurturing independent kids: Issue 6, September 2013

Helping kids choose wisely

Top tips for independent learning

Strategies for screen time

Tips to build their confidence

 

Managing children's ups and downs: Issue 5, August 2013

Why resilience matters

How to build your child's resilience

Top five tips to help your children cope

Kids learn from what you do

 

Helping children manage emotions: Issue 4, July 2013

Helping children manage feelings

Teaching children about anger

Learning to conquer fears and worries

How thinking affects feelings

 

Why belonging is important: Issue 3, June 2013

The need to belong

Learning to accept difference

Creating a positive community

Belonging begins at home

 

How to strengthen family relationships: Issue 2, May 2013

Building better family relationships

Helping children cope with a family break-up

Encouraging dads to connect

Parents and carers matter too
 

How to help your child make friends: Issue 1, April 2013

Teaching children better friendship skills

Bouncing back from rejection

Encouraging children to get along

Helping children resolve conflict