Category: Features

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Helping people deal with traumatic events

University of Melbourne's Professor Meaghan O'Donnell provides some useful, research-backed advice to support family and friends who have been through life-threatening and distressing events.

/ 13 January 2020
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Talking with kids about the bushfire emergency

How do we talk with our children about the bushfire emergency? Caroline Ellen offers some useful advice about how to approach this difficult conversation....

/ 6 January 2020
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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...

/ 18 December 2019

How to choose a tertiary course – for the right reasons

After the hard slog of VCE, it's time to choose a course. Careers expert Helen Green gives advice on how to make the right...

/ 6 December 2019
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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
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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
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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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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
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What Subjects to Choose in Years 11 and 12? Here’s the Advice of Australia’s Chief Scientist

A Year 10 student was worried about what subjects to choose for her final two years of school, so she asked Australia's Chief Scientist...

/ 6 September 2019