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Parents are increasingly saying their child is ‘dysregulated’, write Cher McGillivray and Shawna Mastro Campbell. But what does that actually mean? Welcome aboard the roller coaster of parenthood, where emotions run wild, tantrums reign supreme and love flows deep. As children reach toddlerhood and beyond, parents adapt...

From viral social media ‘pranks’ to hooning, writes Kathryn Daley, they are bored and looking for entertainment. Two teens were arrested in Melbourne last month after horrific video footage of them pushing an unsuspecting elderly fisherman off a pier went viral. The “prank” appeared to have been...

There’s a call for a new ‘behaviour curriculum’ in Australian schools, reports lecturer Russell Fox Earlier this month, a Senate inquiry recommended that Australian students get specific lessons on how to behave. Following concerns about increasing levels of disruptive behaviour in Australian schools at both primary and...

Monash University's Innovative Project assists teachers with disruption in their classrooms. Monash University, in collaboration with the Victorian Department of Education, is launching a valuable set of resources designed to assist both teachers and education support staff in managing disruptive student behaviour. The Challenge of Disruptive Behaviour Recent...

The Y NSW (previously the YMCA) launches Australia’s first alternative suspension program for kids suspended from school. Within 12 months of a student being suspended, they are 50 per cent more likely to engage in anti-social behaviour and 70 per cent more likely to engage in...