Monthly Archives: August 2015

Teen stalking – More than a crush

Stalking is a crime. Regardless of your reasons, it is wrong to repeatedly do something that harasses someone, invades their privacy, invades their space, repeatedly intrudes on their life or continually degrades them to the point where they are fearful.

The concept of stalking as we know it is a very new concept. Often seen […]

By |August 26th, 2015|General|2 Comments

Intelligence – Um, what?

I remember learning about intelligence during my under-grad psychology course at uni back in the 80s. The definition of intelligence in my text book was something like “intelligence is the thing that intelligence tests measure”. And, well, despite having used or looked at an IQ test most weeks of my working life, that is […]

By |August 19th, 2015|General|0 Comments

Separated parents: How not to be that (unhelpful) parent!

It’s clear.  Children who “lose” a parent can suffer from a range of social disadvantages including poverty. Children who lose contact with one parent can have fewer resources (financial or otherwise) available to them and this is one of many reasons why the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child speaks to the […]

By |August 12th, 2015|General|0 Comments

Youth homelessness – the sadness, the dangers and being “at risk”

Homelessness is a problem that we normally associate with far away people in far away countries. Sadly, though, homelessness is a significant issue in Australia and if we let ourselves imagine homeless people in Australia, we probably visualise a dirty and unwell looking man asleep on a park bench.
Unfortunately, it’s even sadder than that.
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By |August 6th, 2015|General|0 Comments