Covid-19

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.

News

Virtual Vacations: Our guide to taking an overseas family holiday at home

Don't let staying at home cramp your family travel plans – you can bring the world to your lounge room with a virtual vacation. All you need is your imagination. We've provided ideas to help get you to the departure gate.

Features

My Tiny Humans: the Lockdown Diaries 2.0 – playgrounds

They might still be under stage 4 lockdown but an easing of restrictions saw playgrounds reopen and the Tiny Humans rediscover their love for them, writes Natalie Moutafis.

Opinion

Hooray for haiku at home

Diane Bourke explores the wonderful world of haiku – a perfect family activity as we spend more time at home. Her tips and advice will help kids and parents discover the magic that three lines can convey.

Features

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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Bookings now closed for parent webinar with Caroline Ellen on online safety

Due to overwhelming demand, we have reached capacity for Monday's The Parents Website Webinar with Caroline Ellen on online safety. Bookings are now closed.

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Home, not alone: Father’s Day

His eldest son has finally returned from the other side of the world, after a journey that has found Ruairi O'Duil's sense of being a father evolve. And not without some pain and heartache.

Opinion

How to talk to kids about COVID-19

Talking to kids about the pandemic is challenging for parents. Here are some great practical approaches that can help, from Monash Education's Christine Grove, Stella Laletas, Ruth Fielding, Erin Leif and Lefteris Patlamazoglou.

Features

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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