Category: News

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Should I take a gap year? Here’s what to consider

After 12 years of study, a gap year can be just what many students need. Careers expert Helen Green discusses the things you need...

/ 22 November 2019

Winning words: Children’s Book of the Year Awards

Speech Pathology Australia has just announced the winners in its annual Children's Book of the Year Awards. Read what the judges said.

/ 22 November 2019
Best of the web: blue and white illustration shows technology icons coming out of a computer screen

Best of the Web: Let kids learn through play, Four Corners on ‘digi kids’, Big Bird interview as Sesame Street turns 50, and more

Our selection of thought-provoking and useful articles from around the web on educating and raising children.

/ 22 November 2019
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Andrew Fuller: 10 reasons why your teen shouldn’t drink

Leading clinical psychologist Andrew Fuller makes the case why parents should take a clear and strong stand against their teenager drinking - and gives...

/ 8 November 2019
Best of the web: blue and white illustration shows technology icons coming out of a computer screen

Best of the Web: Should kids climb trees, put down your phone, why teens need rites of passage, and more

Our selection of thought-provoking and useful articles from around the web on educating and raising children.

/ 8 November 2019
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Worried about young people and technology? Try talking to them

There's growing unease about the technology use of young people. As a starting point, we should ask them what they think, writes Aine Maher.

/ 25 October 2019
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Judith Locke: the case against parents influencing class placements

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

/ 25 October 2019
Best of the web: blue and white illustration shows technology icons coming out of a computer screen

Best of the Web: Is it OK to listen to music when studying, ATAR obsessions, prejudice against stay-at-home Dads, and more…

Our selection of thought-provoking and useful articles from around the web on educating and raising children.

/ 25 October 2019
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Why parents and teachers need to work as partners

There's widening gulf between parents, teachers and the school system, write Kelly-Ann Allen and Sally Kenny, and an urgent need to repair the relationship.

/ 10 October 2019