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Class Placements: The Case Against Allowing Children to Choose their Class

At this time of year, class lists can be a hot topic and many parents might be doing everything they can to enable their...

/ 26 October 2018

Andrew Fuller: How to Deal with Exam Stress and Anxiety

As we head into end-of-year exams, Andrew Fuller offers some practical advice on how to deal with stress and anxiety.

/ 12 October 2018
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Top Tips for Learner Drivers and their Parents

Teaching your teenager to drive can be a nerve-wracking experience for all involved. We asked the experts at the RACV for their best advice.

/ 21 September 2018
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How to Raise a Thriving Child

Parents want the best for their children, but are we over-managing their lives? A new book just published in Australia argues that we need...

/ 7 September 2018
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Why is Six Scared of Seven?

The answer to this riddle - along with other riddles - can help develop comprehension in children, writes Diane Bourke.

/ 24 August 2018
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Surviving Teenagers: A Parent’s Guide

Dr Michael Carr-Gregg's book Surviving Adolescents has just been updated, with adolescent health expert Elly Robinson. We speak to her about the challenges teenagers...

/ 10 August 2018
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Andrew Fuller’s Tips on How to Study and Increase Your Marks

With the exam season approaching, here's some great advice on how to get the most out of your study time, in this repost of...

A Guide to Making the Most of Uni Open Days

Getting the Most of Uni Open Days: a Parents’ Guide

Careers expert Helen Green provides her updated guide to helping your teenager navigate the upcoming season of uni open days.

Confident Girls: a How-to Guide

Confident Girls: a How-to Guide

The teenage years often mean a loss in confidence for girls. A new book gives them the code for building confidence - and taking...