Category: Features

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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.

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Keeping Safe – Parent Seminar on Travel Safety for Young People

Kate Fitzsimons lost her sister Nicole in a motorbike accident in Thailand. For the first time, parents now have the opportunity to listen to...

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How 30 Million Words Can Fuel Your Child’s Brain

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

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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.

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How to Choose a School

Some suggestions and resources to help in the selection of the right school for your child.

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My Maths Anxiety

She struggled with maths as a child. It made her a better teacher.

/ 17 February 2017
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Why Parenting is a Terrible Invention

A new book is shaking up thinking about what it is to be a parent.

/ 3 February 2017
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Game Over: Young Lives Ruined by Online Gaming

Desperate families are struggling to cope with the emerging problem of online gaming, says child psychiatrist Philip Tam.

/ 20 January 2017
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Required Reading: the Books That Students Read in 28 Countries Around the World

TED has compiled this fascinating list. The Australian book is close to home.

/ 20 January 2017