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Grand ideas for better video calls between younger kids and grandparents

Life in lockdown has made video calls a vital tool to stay in touch. How can we improve the connection between grandparents and young grandchildren? Here are some ideas from researchers Christa Lam-Cassettari, Paola Escudero and Virginia Schmied.

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Michael Grose: How to encourage kids to be resilient problem-solvers

If we want our children to grow into resilient adults, we need to stop solving their problems for them. Parenting educator Michael Grose gives his tips to help make kids courageous problem-solvers.

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Remote learning 2.0 – how this time, we’re doing better

The return to learning at home has been a big challenge, but as Peter Hanlon writes, the lessons learned are helping teachers and students, and opening up new ways of thinking about education.

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How to make the most of uni virtual open days

The university Open Day season is here - but with a difference. Careers expert Helen Green gives practical tips and advice for you and your teenager to help you make the most of Uni Virtual Open Days. There's also a handy list of links to uni websites.

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So you want to be a doctor? This is what it takes, part two

Dr Ranjana Srivastava literally wrote the book for students thinking about a career in medicine, and our interview with her when it was released is among our most popular. In these extraordinary times for the medical profession, we returned for a Q&A update.

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Lamingtons, Lego and inspiring others: Kids in Lockdown, part two

What will young people remember about the past few months, and what advice do they have for a second wave? We asked a group of kids from around the world to talk about their experiences. Watch the video here, the second in a two-part series of Kids in Lockdown.

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Resilience, commitment and hard work: how teachers are meeting the challenge in these strange times

Principal Jim Laussen has watched his teaching staff rise to the challenges of the COVID crisis. He's emboldened by what he's seen, writes Peter Hanlon.

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Maggie Dent’s best tips for parents of teens

It's a bumpy journey for teenagers making their way into adulthood. Maggie Dent, one of Australia's leading parenting educators, gives parents a list of ideas and strategies to help.

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Dress-ups, virtual sleepovers and a four-legged friend: Kids talk about life in lockdown

How have young people coped with lockdown? We asked a group of kids from around the world to talk about their experiences. Watch the video here, the first in a two-part series of Kids in Lockdown.

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