Category: Features

Person sitting in an alley

‘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...

Boy on dad's shoulders

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.

Flowers growing out of cracked earth

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...

Sally McLean speaks at lectern

‘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...

Girl on summit

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?

Young Voice, Big Ideas

A former Newhaven College student has begun a journey that has already included addressing an event on nuclear disarmament at the United Nations.

Silhouette of young girl with laptop

Dark Social – What Parents Need to Know

Julie Inman Grant, Children's eSafety Commissioner, explains the world of 'hidden' social media messaging and its implications for children.

Mother and Son Talking

How 30 Million Words Can Fuel Your Child’s Brain

The language environment of a young child can have a profound impact on development.

Photo of stressed student with books

Stay Calm and Carry On. How Parents can Help VCE students

Andrew Fuller's tips for parents supporting their VCE student has been one of our most popular posts. Here we republish the article.