Category: Views

How Parent Shaming Undermines Us | Image of girl waving goodby to her mum

How Parent Shaming Undermines Us

The recent trend of criticising helicopter parents is the latest in a long history of undermining parents, writes Frank Furedi.

/ 21 September 2018
My Little Human | Image of small child running

My Tiny Human: Mum’s Guilt

With an almost two-year-old and a return to part-time work, Natalie Moutafis is getting acquainted with mother's guilt. Read her first My Tiny Human...

/ 7 September 2018
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Protecting Children Online: A Community Responsibility

Parents are at the frontline of keeping children safe online, but all of us have a role in protecting children from harm, writes eSafety...

/ 7 September 2018
Chief Scientist: Why we must Teach Students Subject Content, image of raised hands against a blackboard

Chief Scientist: What Our Children Need to Know

Australia's Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel makes the case for teaching children subject content - concepts, facts and principles - and not just generic...

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Good Policy, not Base Politics, should Decide School Funding

A proposed new funding model leaves unanswered crucial questions about the impact on individual schools, writes Michelle Green, Chief Executive of Independent Schools Victoria.

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13 Reasons Why – What Every Parent Needs to Know

eSafety Commissioner Julie Inman Grant offers important advice and resources for parents as the second series of 13 Reasons Why screens in Australia.

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Kids and Screen Time: Why Parents Should ‘Drop the Guilt’

A new book urges parents to 'embrace the good' that screens can offer. We speak to the author Anya Kamenetz.

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Ten Resolutions: How to Become a More Grateful Parent

Leading psychologist and New York Times bestselling author Madeline Levine suggests some essential parenting principles.

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Bullying: It’s No Longer Left at the School Gate

The first step in creating a world without bullying is to lead by example, writes Independent Schools Victoria Chief Executive Michelle Green.