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: The silver linings in how we’re coping, talking to teens about alcohol, and more

A new national poll shows there are some positives for families during the pandemic, how to discuss drinking with teenagers, and why kids' gaming time isn't wasted.

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Best of the Web: Missing the Olympics? Join Australia’s Olympic legends in these free online events, and more

Get your Olympics fix with a free live online series with Australian sports stars, ideas to support teens during lockdown, and Maggie Dent's podcast with tips on working at home with the kids.

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Best of the Web: Watch this beautiful children’s story from Melbourne on how humanity is shining through our Windows

A new children's digital book to inspire all of us, three tips on surviving Lockdown 2.0, and how we can take the pressure off parents.

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Best of the Web: Hamish Blake opens up about mental health, in a must-see video for teenagers

Powerful monologues by Hamish Blake and others as part of an ABC series on mental health, educating students about 'fake news', teaching kids not to fear everything during COVID-19, and how pandemic journals can help.

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Best of the Web: TikTok, YouTube Kids and more – what parents need to know

A parents' guide to apps popular with kids, encouraging compassion in children, Mixed Martial Arts getting a family following, and how dads' play can help kids' development.

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Best of the Web: the viral ad helping parents talk to their kids about pornography, and more…

The viral video from New Zealand helping parents on the issue of kids watching pornography, why it's okay to cry in front of your children, encouraging emotional intelligence in boys, and the new approach to screen to time during COVID-19.

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Best of the Web: How we hold back our children by protecting them from struggle, why all schools need Indigenous educators, and more…

Letting our kids experience struggle to become better people, World Vision's plan to help students understand Indigenous culture, how lockdown let us see our kids as students, and why we should dial back after-school activities.

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Best of the Web – getting kids to sign a first phone ‘user agreement’, and more…

Why a mobile phone 'user agreement' for kids will help them be responsible digital citizens, why 'parenting' should be on your resume, how reading science fiction strengthens resiliency in young people, and more.

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Best of the Web: Why we all needed Some Good News

How John Krasinski's Some Good News brought joy to our lives, why kids need forts more than ever, Bill Gates gives his book and TV show recommendations, and a podcast with tips on fussy eaters.

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