Category: Features

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When it comes to Education Commentary, let the Reader Beware

By Michelle Green, Chief Executive, Independent Schools Victoria The phrase caveat emptor – let the buyer beware – applies to commercial transactions. It tells the buyer...

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Underage Drinking: Parents Supplying Less but Bottle Shops a Problem

Fewer parents are supplying alcohol to their underage teenagers, according to the findings of a new study. A recently published research paper by the...

How ‘Mindful Parenting’ can mean Less Stressed Children

New research shows that when parents are more mindful of their emotions, children benefit.

Feelings, Thinking and the Brain’s Gateway

We’re bringing up our children at a time of explosive change. It will affect the way they will live and work, the jobs they...

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Ten Hints for Creating Resilient Families

By Andrew Fuller Resilience is the happy knack of being able to bungy jump through life. When the inevitable pitfalls and setbacks of life...

Getting Involved: Parents Making a Difference

As he stood before the gathering of parents, the father’s emotion was felt by all in the room. He had a personal story to...

Welcome to The Parents’ Website of Independent Schools Victoria

By Michelle Green, Chief Executive, Independent Schools Victoria Welcome to The Parents’ Website of Independent Schools Victoria (ISV). In keeping with the refreshed design...

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

By Andrew Fuller When you have a teenager completing the senior years of school, everyone in the family is doing Year 11 or Year...

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Alarm Bells Ring as Children Miss Out on Basic Skills

Modern lifestyles are causing children to miss out on basic movement skills that could affect their lifetime health.