Best books for kids: Book of the Year winners

The Book of the Year awards from the Children's Book Council of Australia have been announced, exploring themes that will resonate with young readers in a year of big challenges.

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Best of the Web: Males drinking during adolescence linked to riskier drinking later, a heart-warming dad and daughter tweet, and more

A new study finds a link between teen males drinking before the legal age of 18 and later problems, a moving dad and daughter tribute goes viral, and letting students study the way that works for them.


Remembering Daniel, and keeping kids safe

Day for Daniel honours the memory of young Daniel Morcombe, abducted and tragically murdered in 2003. Ahead of this year's event, we asked the Daniel Morcombe Foundation to tell us about its work promoting child safety, and how parents can get involved.


Best of the Web: Celebrating Fierce Girls, how a film is turning teens off social media, and the damage gossip can do to kids

The ABC's Fierce Girls podcasts made by girls celebrating their heroes, a documentary that's provoking a rethink on social media use, and how to stop mean gossip among young people.


Michael Grose: Strategies to help kids beat anxiety in the pandemic

Parenting expert Michael Grose offers ideas to help parents support their children who are experiencing anxiety brought on by the pandemic. It's an opportunity, he says, to help them develop resilience.


Missing the good stuff: Helping the Class of 2020 through a very different year

As Year 12 students prepare to return to the classroom, Peter Hanlon looks at how compassion and understanding have been important in supporting the Class of 2020.


Best of the Web: Books to encourage reluctant readers, taming ‘dad anger’, and more…

Maggie Dent's list of books to get kids reading, how one dad took action to control his temper, and how lockdown is resulting in more kids getting mental health support.


Parenting podcasts you should hear

Natalie Moutafis

Are you a parent or carer facing your next parenting challenge? If you haven't yet discovered parenting podcasts, we've created this list as a great starting point. These podcasts are loaded with practical tips and often a much-needed laugh, or cry!