Category: Features

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Fighting the ‘Don’t You Look Pretty’ Syndrome

The New Puberty, by Amanda Dunn, explores how children are going through puberty earlier than ever before. In this extract, she looks at how...

/ 11 August 2017
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9 Reasons Why Boys Need to Read

The statistics show boys aren't reading enough, but Brighton Grammar School's Paul Stewart isn't giving up. He offers some practical tips to engage boys...

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The struggle by parents to control their children's screen time is tackled in Screenagers, a documentary that's getting worldwide attention, now showing in Australia.

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Parents and Homework: Tips for Homework Harmony

Does tension build when you 'help' your child with homework? Lawrence J. Cohen suggests a better way.

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‘Your teen is likely to lie to you’

Drug education expert Paul Dillon will present a free seminar for Independent school parents next month on teens and alcohol. Here he confronts the...

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How To Be A Strength-Based Parent

In an extract from her new book The Strength Switch, Dr Lea Waters explains the power of focusing on your child's strengths and talents.

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Raising Children Who Can Bounce Back

How can we help children become resilient? In this extract from his new book 9 Ways to a Resilient Child, Dr Justin Coulson writes...

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‘The Arts – Who Needs It?’

Sally McLean created the amazing Speaking Daggers short film for our recent Arts Learning Festival. She gave this inspiring address to the Annual General...

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Australian Students getting Positive Results

Australia is among a small group of nations where positive attitudes towards school are linked to student success. What's going on?