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Riddle-me-ree: a Powerful Way to Nurture your Child’s Thinking | The Parents' Website

Riddle-me-ree: a Powerful Way to Nurture your Child’s Thinking

Sharing and enjoyment of riddles can have a huge effect on children’s intellectual growth, writes Diane Bourke, in the first of her two-part series...

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Andrew Fuller: Depression-Proofing your Kids

Clinical psychologist Andrew Fuller offers some practical advice to help protect your child or teen from depression.

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Working Mums Tell their Stories

A new book brings together 27 powerful stories by working mums on the daily challenges of combining children, work and life. We speak with...

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Morris Gleitzman: Why Our Young People Need Stories More than Ever

We speak with acclaimed children's author Morris Gleitzman about his role as Australia's Children's Laureate, and the power of stories to inspire.

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Ten Tips for Creating Resilient Families

Mooch time, family rituals and knowing who's in charge - these are some of the tips from clinical psychologist Andrew Fuller for creating resilient...

Hey Diddle Diddle: Why Nursery Rhymes Produce Successful Readers | The Parents' Website

Hey Diddle Diddle: Why Nursery Rhymes Produce Successful Readers

Nursery rhymes might be unpopular with some parents, but as Diane Bourke explains, rhymers become readers.

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Get a Job: Tips for Teenagers on Finding Work

Part-time work for teenagers can give them money and independence. In this repost of her popular article, careers expert Helen Green offers some practical...

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Kids and Screen Time: Why Parents Should ‘Drop the Guilt’

A new book urges parents to 'embrace the good' that screens can offer. We speak to the author Anya Kamenetz.

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Ten Resolutions: How to Become a More Grateful Parent

Leading psychologist and New York Times bestselling author Madeline Levine suggests some essential parenting principles.