Category: Features

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How to Build Healthy Motivation in Your Child

New work from researchers at Harvard University looks at how we can help children develop the right kind of motivation.

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Why the Middle Years Matter

The middle years of childhood were once considered ages where not much was happening, writes the University of Melbourne's Dr Lisa Mundy. Now, it's...

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How Good Nutrition can Boost the Mood of Kids and Teens

Leading adolescent and child psychologist Michael Carr-Gregg has co-authored a new book on mood-boosting snacks for kids and teenagers.

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The Man Cave: the Making of Better Young Men

The support of the Royal family has gained an international profile for Melbourne's The Man Cave and its mission to help boys and young...

/ 22 February 2019
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Lessons in Resilience: Teaching your Child How to Cope

Resilience isn't predetermined, and we can teach our children coping skills, writes the University of Melbourne's Professor Erica Frydenberg.

/ 6 February 2019

Want to be a Doctor? This is What it Takes

Dr Ranjana Srivastava's new book is an insider's account of a life in medicine. It's a must-read for students who want to be a...

/ 25 January 2019
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Art Smarts Part 2: Helping Kids Engage with Art

What's the best way parents interact with their children when viewing art? In the second and final article in her series, Diane Bourke says...

/ 7 December 2018
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The Power of Routine: How to End the End-of-Day Frenzy

A predictable structure can help families gain quality time and reduce the end-of-day frenzy, writes Heather Miller.

/ 23 November 2018
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Art Smarts: Tips for Connecting Kids to the World of Art

Having conquered the National Gallery of Victoria, Diane Bourke recently took her grandsons to Mona in Tasmania. In this first of a two-part series,...

/ 9 November 2018