Category: News

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Best of the Web: How parents can help teachers, encouraging positive body image, when teens abuse their parents, and more…

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

/ 30 January 2020
Big Ted and Play School toys part of online safety campaign

Big Ted and friends help parents keep young kids safe online

The eSafety Commissioner has teamed up with the ABC's Play School to develop new resources for parents of children under 5, including a downloadable...

/ 30 January 2020

Five tips to help kids ease back into school

School is about to go back. Are you and your child ready? Here are some suggestions to make the transition easier.

/ 20 January 2020
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Helping people deal with traumatic events

University of Melbourne's Professor Meaghan O'Donnell provides some useful, research-backed advice to support family and friends who have been through life-threatening and distressing events.

/ 13 January 2020
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My tiny humans: Explaining the bushfires

Her toddler has seen images from the bushfires on the TV, and wondered about the 'grey' sky. By Natalie Moutafis.

/ 13 January 2020
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Talking with kids about the bushfire emergency

How do we talk with our children about the bushfire emergency? Caroline Ellen offers some useful advice about how to approach this difficult conversation....

/ 6 January 2020
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Mem Fox on the cycle of life

The inspiration for Mem Fox's new book was the realisation that one day her grandson would lose his grandparents. In this interview with The...

/ 18 December 2019

Geelong College wins prestigious early learning award

The Victorian Early Childhood Awards judges have recognised Geelong College, which took part in ISV's 'Thinker in Residence' Reggio Emilia program.

/ 9 December 2019

How to choose a tertiary course – for the right reasons

After the hard slog of VCE, it's time to choose a course. Careers expert Helen Green gives advice on how to make the right...

/ 6 December 2019