Month: November 2019

The Parents' Website | Girl reading to a story dog

The Woof Factor: How story dogs are helping young readers

They're good listeners, attentive and don't judge. Find out how dogs are helping young students with reading - and much more.

/ 22 November 2019
The Parents' Website | Image of a girl travelling in Germany

Should I take a gap year? Here’s what to consider

After 12 years of study, a gap year can be just what many students need. Careers expert Helen Green discusses the things you need...

/ 22 November 2019

Winning words: Children’s Book of the Year Awards

Speech Pathology Australia has just announced the winners in its annual Children's Book of the Year Awards. Read what the judges said.

/ 22 November 2019
Best of the web: blue and white illustration shows technology icons coming out of a computer screen

Best of the Web: Let kids learn through play, Four Corners on ‘digi kids’, Big Bird interview as Sesame Street turns 50, and more

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

/ 22 November 2019
Anxious-girl-sitting-exams-(feature)

VCE: The bigger picture and keeping things in perspective

During VCE exams, it's important to remember that students are not just reduced to a neat little number, writes Simone Boland, Head of VCE...

/ 14 November 2019
The Parents' Website | Image of two teenage girls drinking

Andrew Fuller: 10 reasons why your teen shouldn’t drink

Leading clinical psychologist Andrew Fuller makes the case why parents should take a clear and strong stand against their teenager drinking - and gives...

/ 8 November 2019
The Parents' Website | Image of students with their hands up in class

A fair go for students with a disability

A new system to support students with disability is a step forward, but needs fine tuning, writes Michelle Green, Chief Executive of Independent Schools...

/ 8 November 2019
The Parents' Website | Image of children

My tiny humans: I did it!

Natalie Moutafis is discovering how the Feuerstein approach to learning is helping her children discover their sense of self.

/ 8 November 2019
Best of the web: blue and white illustration shows technology icons coming out of a computer screen

Best of the Web: Should kids climb trees, put down your phone, why teens need rites of passage, and more

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

/ 8 November 2019