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November 15, 2017
The Function of Self-Harm
The Function of Self-Harm

By understanding self-harm, we can help vulnerable teens. by Dr Erin Bowe   Self-harm is usually defined as the deliberate act of damaging one’s body tissue without suicidal intent. Many bewildered parents, teachers and health professionals are unaware that self-harm tends to have very powerful psychophysiolo...

March 13, 2018
25 things we say to our teens
25 things we say to our teens

  And if it all gets too much, feel free to join our closed Facebook group for parents/carers of teens.  We are a peer support group, that practices empathy before judgement. [click here to join]  

May 01, 2019
Have I done enough?
Have I done enough?

Have I done enough? A reflection on parenting teens By Mathea Viles   Recently, I spent an hour with an incredibly treasured friend who also happens to be a family therapist. What I love about every time I meet with him is the opportunity it provides me to think about the way I think.  To view life from...

May 31, 2018
How to pick HSC subjects
How to pick HSC subjects

How to pick HSC subjects By Sally Payne, Associate Dean of Studies, UTS Insearch   “What subjects should I take for my HSC?” is a question I often get asked by high school students and parents. With more than 100 HSC subjects, plus 50 language courses and a dozen vocational education courses to choose from, t...