Best Of The Web

Our selection of thought-provoking and useful articles from around the web on educating and raising children.

Best of the Web: Santa’s mailbag reveals children’s pandemic worries, and more…

The impact of the pandemic revealed in moving letters from kids to Santa, encouraging adventurous play, and tips to make the most of hand-me-downs.

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Best of the Web: What to do when your child encounters online porn, coping with uncertainty, and the delights of storytime

Expert advice for parents when their child encounters pornography online, strategies to live in our uncertain world, and the joy when little ones discover books.

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Best of the Web: Savouring your child’s ‘lost lasts’, why teens need to be loved, and more

Susan Carland reflects on the 'lost lasts' of parenting, letting teens know they are loved, and why one dad ditched blokey parenting books for insightful memoirs by mothers.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Best of the Web: The joys of daily walks with my six-year-old, Roald Dahl Story Day, and more

How one mother is being reminded by her young daughter of the resilience of kids, ideas for a Roald Dahl party, and the parent v non-parent workplace divide in lockdown.

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Best of the Web: Frank Woodley’s story time tips for Dads, and more on being a father

Frank Woodley shows Dads how to put the oomph into story time in a fun video, the importance of raising courageous kids, and finding your sense of purpose as a father.

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Best of the Web: Vale Sir Ken Robinson – and that one talk that inspired us

Remembering Sir Ken Robinson, how kids can take the Healthy Habits at Home challenge from the RCH, and parents back the arts in education.

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