St Anthony's School
Greenmount

Developing Responsibility in Kids

Many parents ask me how they can develop responsibility in their kids. The answer is simple - give responsibility to them! Let them feed the family pet, empty the dishwasher, clean up the living area at the end of the day. Most kids rise to a real callenge when it's sincerely given, and backed by realistic expectations.
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How to be Happy

The art of making yourself happy is something we can all learn and practice. No one is happy 100% of the time. Life has its ups and downs. Even so there are some sure fire ways to increase your happiness.
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How to Calm Yourself Down

We can get so used to feeling stressed that it can feel weird to wind down and relax. As soon as we start to chill out we get jumpy and feel worse. If this sounds familiar, it's a sure sign you do need to stress less but know it is going to take a bit of time and few practice runs befor you'll notice any changes.
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Dyslexia Fact Sheet

Ways to help Kids with Dyslexia.
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How to Teach Your Kids about Their Inner Critic

Using a playful mindful approach helps children bring lightness to the heavy work of noticing unhelpful hapits, says Dr. Hazel Harrison.
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Parents need to know: not all unkindness is bullying

In my work as a teacher, I've noticed in recent years that parents frequently default to the term "bullying" to describe a lot of undesirable interactions their children have with peers.
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Should parents worry that their kids are playing Fortnite: Battle Royale?

It's the latest must-play fad, but should parents worry that their kids are becoming addicted to 'Fortnite: Battle Royale', asks Ed Power
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7 phrases to avoid when kids are anxious

Talking with kids when they are anxious can be hard work for parents and teachers. Sometimes just one word out of place or spoken with the wrong tone of voice can get a child’s back up, upset them or make them uncooperative.
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Children's Birthday Parties - Cause for Celebration or Alienation

It’s funny how the seemingly small things cause the greatest angst for kids – a sneer from a sibling; a curt remark from a teacher or being left off a classmate’s birthday party invitation list can leave a child feeling insecure, even sad.
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5 Words To Avoid If You Want Your Kids To Co-Operate

I’ve noticed that there are five very common words that invite resistance rather than co-operation, from children who are termed (whether rightly or wrongly) ‘strong-willed’, ‘stubborn’ or ‘know their mind’.
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How To Mend a Friendship

All friendships go through some rough times. Generally people seem to know more about how to make friends than they do about how to mend a friendship.
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How To make Friends

One way to be happier is to increase the quality of our friendships. Whether you are a sociable person or a loner, friendships are important.
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