Category: Features

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How Perfectionism Hurts Girls

There's growing awareness of the dangers posed by perfectionist thinking.

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‘We kept on going because our children needed us’

The story of how a school came back after the Black Saturday fires.

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Not Just about Screen Time. Why a Healthy Digital Diet Matters

A new approach to screen use by children is all about the quality of what they consume, not just screen time.

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The Future of Handwriting: The Case for why it Matters

Finland will only teach handwriting in the first year of school. What should happen here?

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Too much Love: When Good Parenting becomes Overparenting

Dr Judith Locke explains why parents can do too much for their child.

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Education and the Election: Choice, Diversity, Independence

By Michelle Green, Chief Executive, Independent Schools Victoria Education is a central issue in the campaign for the 2 July 2016 federal election. This...

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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.