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STRONG Parents Podcast – Episode 3

Counsellors Kim Marie Smith and Erika Shaw are the creators of Standing Strong, a holistic health and wellness program for children and teens. With over fifteen years of experience working with children and families, Kim and Riki share their insight, experience and expertise in this entertaining and supportive podcast. If you're a parent looking for support and you believe in taking a village approach to raising children, this is the podcast for you! EPISODE 3 - NOTICING EARLY SIGNS OF ANXIETY Welcome to the STRONG Parents Podcast! Are you noticing early signs of Anxiety in your child... In this weeks podcast episode we explore the challenges parents face when they start to recognise the early signs of Anxiety in their children. It's often difficult for

STRONG Parents Podcast – Episode 2

Counsellors Kim Marie Smith and Erika Shaw are the creators of Standing Strong, a holistic health and wellness program for children and teens. With over fifteen years of experience working with children and families, Kim and Riki share their insight, experience and expertise in this entertaining and supportive podcast. If you're a parent looking for support and you believe in taking a village approach to raising children, this is the podcast for you! EPISODE 2 - WHEN YOUR CHILD RESISTS SUPPORT Welcome to the STRONG Parents Podcast! What to do when your child resists support...   In our second podcast episode we explore the challenges parents face when children resist the support they are trying to provide including counselling, mentoring, extra curricula activities and support

STRONG Parents Podcast – Episode 1

Counsellors Kim Marie Smith and Erika Shaw are the creators of Standing Strong, a holistic health and wellness program for children and teens. With over fifteen years of experience working with children and families, Kim and Riki share their insight, experience and expertise in this entertaining and supportive podcast. If you're a parent looking for support and you believe in taking a village approach to raising children, this is the podcast for you! EPISODE 1 - CREATING A SUPPORT NETWORK AROUND YOUR CHILD Welcome to the STRONG Parents Podcast! In our first episode we explore the challenges parents face with creating a support network for their children. Taking a village approach to parenting is not always easy and in this episode we explore the challenges

Experiencing Conflict After Separation?

Parents love their children and want the best for them. However, after separation, parenting often gets much tougher. Keeping Kids in Mind is a 5 week course brought to you by Communicare and Catholic Care for separated parents who are experiencing on- going conflict. The course is designed to: • assist parents to see through their children’s eyes the experience of parental separation. • develop greater understanding about how to support children following family separation The course covers the following topics: - Grief and Loss after Separation - The Hidden World of Children - Rebuilding Resilience - Bridging the Gap - Looking Back and Moving Forward Dates: Wednesdays, 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th March & 1st April 2020 Venue: Communicare 28 Cecil Avenue Cannington Time: 12.30pm-2.30pm

Do I have Anxiety?

Hello beautiful girls, today we thought we would give you all a little more information about Anxiety! Anxiety is a word that is used so commonly these days, so at Standing Strong, we thought we would give you girls a little bit more information about what it is and how it presents itself in teens and adults What is Anxiety? Anxiety can be described as an UNCOMFORTABLE feeling, usually relating to an event or situation. This event or situation could either be something that is going to happen, something that has already happened or something that your mind has come up with all by itself (our imaginations getting ahead of us). At times our mind is very good at creating situations that may happen in

Confidence: How does it come so easy to some people?

Confidence
Hey girls! So Confidence…some people say that we are either born with it, or not… WELL that is most certainly not true! Confidence is something that is learned, it is practiced and it is something that comes a long with feeling good about yourself. Now how do we go about feeling good about ourselves, good enough to seem confident, well girls this may not happen over night, but it is possible to learn how to be confident! At Standing Strong we have put together some tips on how to become more and more confident: FAKE IT TIL YOU MAKE IT: Who has heard this one before? Girl’s it works! How, you may ask? Well, once we have gotten over the nerves related to walking around

What is Self-Harm?

Self harm, behavior, overwhelmed, emotion, teen, self-care
Hi beautiful girls, now we know the topic of self-harm can be a hard one to talk about and a bit confronting to bring up…BUT it is a topic you may hear about at school, at home or in other environments around other teens. Let’s cover the basics: What is Self-harm? Self-harm is described as people hurting their bodies on purpose. Common types of self harm are; Cutting (skin on thighs/arms/wrists), repetitive picking at wounds and scars, self-hitting, burning the skin, or overdosing on medication, drugs or other harmful substances DELIBERATELY. According to Headspace Australia around 10% of adolescents say they have self-harmed at least once. For some teens the self-harm may be a one-off behavior, but for others it may become a repetitive behavior

Self-Love is Not Selfish!

Hello beautiful girls! Do you sometimes feel like doing nice things or saying nice things to yourself is a bit out of the ordinary for you? Well you are not the only one. It is so normal for teen girls these days to compliment other people, go out of our way to do kind things for friends, but when it comes to treating ourselves or speaking to ourselves… well let’s be honest… it can be quite negative! Now this may have something to do with our lack of self-esteem or confidence, BUT these are definitely things we can change! Why do you think that is? Why do you think that we do not place high importance on our self-esteem?  Should we not be as kind

My Emotions Are Taking Over

Do you ever feel as though when you’re emotional (sad, lonely, anxious, angry or anything in between) it takes over your whole head and body? It is so common for teen girls, and anyone for that matter to feel overwhelmed with emotions at times…you are not alone! At times when our emotions become overwhelming, we may feel as though we don’t have control over what we say or even our actions. You may get this feeling of helplessness, or like you are outside of your body looking in on what you’re doing, but can’t do anything about it. We’ve put together some tips for you on how to deal with this overwhelming feeling: Remove yourself from any environment that may be making you feel these

Help your daughter find her inner strength

teen confidence, self esteem, anxiety, body image

“My low self-esteem is starting to interfere with my life and prevent me from doing things I love. How can I learn to worry about myself less?” “People are just waiting for me to mess up so they can spread gossip and lies about me” “I was bullied at my last school and since moving schools it’s happening again. Why can’t I make friends? Is there something wrong with me?” These are the deep, honest, real thoughts coming from teenage girls. These are actual statements from the 11-14 year olds that contributed to our Girl Talk suggestions box when asked what they would like to discuss in our classes. They are typical, average kids who are going to school and have good families and appear

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