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Mother and angry child - Why doing deals with kids is a bad idea

Michael Grose: Why doing deals with kids is a bad idea – and five better approaches you can take

Doing deals with kids to get their cooperation should be a strategy of last resort, writes leading parenting expert Michael Grose. He offers better...

/ 28 February 2020

Ten resolutions that will help you become a more grateful parent

Leading psychologist and New York Times bestselling author Madeline Levine provides some essential parenting principles, in this repost of her popular article.

/ 14 February 2020
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Help your kids with homework – but not too much

Children benefit when parents get involved in their learning. But when it comes to homework, parents need to be careful to put limits on...

/ 14 February 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

Work, the future, and why lifelong learning matters

The most important skill in an uncertain future is 'learning to learn,' writes Aine Maher.

/ 6 December 2019
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My tiny humans: Christmas edition

During the festive season, Natalie Moutafis is following the advice of Dr Seuss - making sure her children know that Christmas doesn't come from...

/ 6 December 2019
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VCE: The bigger picture and keeping things in perspective

During VCE exams, it's important to remember that students are not just reduced to a neat little number, writes Simone Boland, Head of VCE...

/ 14 November 2019
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A fair go for students with a disability

A new system to support students with disability is a step forward, but needs fine tuning, writes Michelle Green, Chief Executive of Independent Schools...

/ 8 November 2019
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My tiny humans: I did it!

Natalie Moutafis is discovering how the Feuerstein approach to learning is helping her children discover their sense of self.

/ 8 November 2019