Month: October 2019

The Parents' Website | Image of teens with mobile phones

Worried about young people and technology? Try talking to them

There's growing unease about the technology use of young people. As a starting point, we should ask them what they think, writes Aine Maher.

/ 25 October 2019
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Judith Locke: the case against parents influencing class placements

At this time of year, class lists can be a hot topic and many parents might be doing everything they can to enable their...

/ 25 October 2019
The Parents' Website | Image of The Tiny Star front cover

Mem Fox on the cycle of life

The inspiration for Mem Fox's new book was the realisation that one day her grandson would lose his grandparents. In this interview with The...

/ 25 October 2019
Best of the web: blue and white illustration shows technology icons coming out of a computer screen

Best of the Web: Is it OK to listen to music when studying, ATAR obsessions, prejudice against stay-at-home Dads, and more…

Our selection of thought-provoking and useful articles from around the web on educating and raising children.

/ 25 October 2019
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Why parents and teachers need to work as partners

There's widening gulf between parents, teachers and the school system, write Kelly-Ann Allen and Sally Kenny, and an urgent need to repair the relationship.

/ 10 October 2019
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The hidden life of teens on social media

Do you know if your teen is using a fake social media ID? In this extract from his new book, The Tech Diet for...

/ 10 October 2019
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Travelling, with my tiny humans

Natalie Moutafis and her family threw caution to the wind and headed off on an overseas holiday. Here are her top tips for travelling...

/ 10 October 2019
Best of the web: blue and white illustration shows technology icons coming out of a computer screen

Best of the Web: Cooking with kids a recipe for happiness, how to ease back from helicopter parenting, why girls need aunties, and more

Our selection of thought-provoking and useful articles from around the web on educating and raising children.

/ 10 October 2019
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Andrew Fuller: How to Survive and Thrive in Tests and Exams

Leading clinical psychologist Andrew Fuller provides strategies for students to cope with anxiety and perform at their best, in this repost of one of...

/ 6 October 2019