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Ways to support your teen’s mental health as restrictions ease

Our young people are facing new pressures as we come out of lockdowns and restrictions. Here are nine tips to support them, from Marie Yap, Antony Yorm and Mairead Cardamone-Breen.

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The golden rules of gap years

As Year 12 students look forward to 2022, some may be considering a gap year. But, writes Dr Judith Locke, it shouldn't be without some agreed guidelines in place.

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The Children in the Pictures: The doco I didn’t want to watch

A powerful and confronting new documentary sheds light on the grim world of online child sexual exploitation. As Natalie Moutafis reports, it's a must-watch for any parent, carer and educator .

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‘Don’t forget the sweets’: A window into the childhood of a future PM

Childhood letters are rare in the historical record, but like those of the young Malcolm Fraser, they provide unique insight into the experience of children, writes Katie Wood.

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The best type of student motivation, and how to encourage it

What's the best – and worst – kind of motivation for your child to learn? Shane Green reports on new research that uncovers the answers.

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Year 12 exam anxiety: 4 ways to help your child

As Year 12 students sit final exams after another tough year, Eimear Quigley provides strategies for parents to help their students manage anxiety.

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World Teachers’ Day: 10 easy ways to say thanks

Teachers (with support from parents and carers) have ensured education continues across the country this year, despite major challenges. World Teachers' Day is the day when children and parents can show their appreciation.

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Starting School: 10 tips for you and your child

Starting school can create excitement and uncertainty – for both children and parents. Natalie Moutafis asked our experts for tips for a more enjoyable and relaxed transition, before the first day arrives.

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Why school libraries matter more than ever

In the digital age when information is everywhere, Michael Broadstock discovers school libraries are more important for students than ever, in this interview with Susan La Marca, from the School Library Association of Victoria.

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