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The Parents' Website | Image of statues on Swanston Street

Looking for a School Holiday Adventure? Take the Kids on a City Sculpture Walk

Melbourne has over 150 pieces of public art, a ready-made resource to educate and inspire children. Diane Bourke and her grandsons have been exploring,...

/ 20 September 2019
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‘I knew there’d be controversy, that people would be angry.’

John Marsden's challenging new book, The Art of Growing Up, has divided opinion. In this interview with The Parents' Website, he explains his views.

/ 20 September 2019
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Best of the Web: Tips to Deal with Exam Stress, How to Enjoy Being a Parent, Why Breakfast is the New Family Mealtime, and more

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

/ 20 September 2019
The Parents' Website | Young boy writing a story

The Music Box, by Sienna Boorer

The Short Story Competition run as part of our Arts Learning Festival showcased the creative talents of Victorian students. We’ve asked winners to record...

/ 6 September 2019
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Best of the Web: a Teenager’s Guide to Arguing with Parents, Play School Deals with Death and Grief, Why Young People Don’t Trust the Media, and more

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

/ 6 September 2019
The Parents' Website | Young boy writing a story

Der Cellospieler (The Cello Player), by Nathaniel Jackson

The Short Story Competition run as part of our Arts Learning Festival showcased the creative talents of Victorian students. We’ve asked winners to record...

/ 23 August 2019
The Parents' Website | Image of a row of houses as books

Big Ideas for Small Readers: Kids’ Book of the Year winners

Contemporary social issues are explored by many winners of the Children's Book Council of Australia 2019 Book of the Year Awards.

/ 23 August 2019
The Parents' Website | Image of girl playing guitar

Want your Kids to Reach their Goals? Motivate them to Practice Hard Things

New research shows that by teaching our children to practice the right way, they can reach their goals, and become reliable and dependable. By...

/ 23 August 2019
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