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Many students’ lives have changed as they return to school, even those not directly affected by the fires. JAMES GOURLEY/AAP

A familiar place among the chaos: how schools can help students cope after the bushfires

Some students are grieving the loss of their homes or loved ones. Even those not directly affected by fires may be distressed by stories they've heard or images they've seen. How can schools help?
From early childhood to secondary school, your child’s negative friendships could impact their sense of self worth. from shutterstock.com

From childcare to high school – what to do if you don’t like your kid’s friend

If you suspect your child – whether they are in early childhood education and care, primary or secondary school – has a questionable friend, here are some tips on how to deal with it.
Girls reported less resilience in our study than boys. Caitlin Venerussi/Unsplash

Teens with at least one close friend can better cope with stress than those without

Resilience is the ability to bounce back from stressful life events. Teenagers with at least one close friend and strong family relationships are more resilient than teens without such relationships.

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