Ask A Teacher (Parent Edition): My Child Won’t Speak To Me. Why?

Now, I’m going to go out on a limb here on this one, and assume you mean more than what appears to be usual teenage “angst”. By “angst”, what I actually mean is that your children, when they reach a certain age, need to start forming relationships with people that aren’t their parents. This is … Continue reading Ask A Teacher (Parent Edition): My Child Won’t Speak To Me. Why?

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Ask A Teacher (Student Edition): I’m In Grade 12 And Everyone Says This Is Make-Or-Break. Is it?

No. It’s not. What everyone should be telling you is this: If you want to go to uni, in particular, doing well in senior (Grades 11 and 12 for non-Australians out there) is important because of several reasons: It makes it easier to get into the course you want It means that you’re more likely … Continue reading Ask A Teacher (Student Edition): I’m In Grade 12 And Everyone Says This Is Make-Or-Break. Is it?

Ask A Teacher (Parent Edition): My child is being cyberbullied. I told them to not go on social media. Is this the right thing?

Not really. I can understand your desire to protect your child – after all, if they’re being bullied on social media, the problem is solved if they don’t have social media, right? Except, it doesn’t protect them, or stop the bullying: The only thing this achieves is that you effectively dismiss your child’s concerns about … Continue reading Ask A Teacher (Parent Edition): My child is being cyberbullied. I told them to not go on social media. Is this the right thing?

Ask Carla: What Is Ghosting?

Every Tuesday, I answer questions usually surrounded by themes (domestic violence, friendship break ups, sexual assault). However, sometimes questions go beyond that, and therefore I’ll be creating a mini, more spontaneous “Ask Carla” Tuesday posts. Please feel free to ask any questions you’d like answered/topics you’d like discussed! I’ve written before about being abandoned by … Continue reading Ask Carla: What Is Ghosting?

Ask Carla: What Is Gaslighting?

Every Tuesday, I answer questions usually surrounded by themes (domestic violence, friendship break ups, sexual assault). However, sometimes questions go beyond that, and therefore I'll be creating a mini, more spontaneous "Ask Carla" Tuesday posts. Please feel free to ask any questions you'd like answered/topics you'd like discussed! Gaslighting is like the new buzz word. … Continue reading Ask Carla: What Is Gaslighting?

#ButWhyDoesn’tSheLeave: Why I Keep Everything – Johnny Depp & Amber Heard

— Trigger and Content Warning — Like with the “Friendship Breakup” series, over the next few weeks, I’ll be answering commonly asked questions surrounding, specifically, Dr Ford and the entire fiasco that we just watched.  The three sections I’ll be heavily focusing on will be: #ButWhyDoesn’tSheLeave,#ButDon’tYouWantToGetBetter, as well as #WhyIDidn’tReport.  As this topic is of a sensitive nature, and … Continue reading #ButWhyDoesn’tSheLeave: Why I Keep Everything – Johnny Depp & Amber Heard

#MAFS: Heidi, Mike & The Importance of Clean Towels

Okay, so last year, for the first time ever, I started properly watching reality TV – something I predominately loathe – because of Dean. Not gonna lie, someone being so openly misogynistic seemed bloody interesting to me. And then, I got really suckered into the Dean-Davina-Tracey thing, which was bloody at least semi-real (here’s looking … Continue reading #MAFS: Heidi, Mike & The Importance of Clean Towels