By Renee Irving-Lee, Children’s Book Author © 2018 Learning Links In its simplest terms, learned helplessness can be defined as when a child learns over an extended period of time that they are helpless, powerless and unable. Children develop learned helplessness after Read more
Dr Danielle Tracey, Educational and Developmental Psychologist, Western Sydney University Our children and young people live in a busy, complex and rapidly-changing world. Sadly, it is estimated that up to one in five children experience mental health problems such as anxiety and depression. Today in Australia, across preschools, Read more
How to teach your child to buckle up and enjoy the thrill of life’s rollercoaster ride! The greatest challenge for parents in our world today is to raise children who are ‘non-stick’ or as Andrew Fuller describes in his book From Surviving to Thriving, ‘teflon coated’. Non-stick children are those who can cope with the ‘rough and tumble’ of home, school and Read more
Early childhood experiences and family input are important in building emotional resilience in children. As children become older, their need for consistency and continuing family attachment continues to be critical for their emotional development and behaviour. It is widely accepted that childhood and early adolescent experiences play a vital role in later adult behaviour including how we Read more
Helping children build inner strength to cope with the ‘ups and downs’ of growing up is one of the best things parents can do. In a time when we are faced with increasing uncertainty about the future, parents feel a greater sense of responsibility to protect their children from harm and provide extra support. Many things are beyond our control, but parents have the opportunity to Read more
We provide a range of educational parenting programs to support parents and carers in situations that test the strength of relationships and endurance of primary care givers. Our Psychologists are accredited to teach specific parenting programs, including: 1-2-3 Magic Parenting skills for parents of children 2-12 years This three-session group parenting program Read more
Learning Links’ experienced child psychologists are dedicated to supporting the mental health and wellbeing of children and adolescents, to ensure they have the best possible opportunities to learn and thrive at school – regardless of their circumstance. We understand that taking the first step to seek support can be difficult. That’s why we work in close partnership with families, to Read more
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