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Let’s talk about it: Maggie Dent’s top tips to communicate effectively with teenage boys

In this extract from her new book, From Boys to Men, well-known parenting educator Maggie Dent gives parents ideas and strategies to get the conversation going with their teenage sons.

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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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Andrew Fuller: How to help your tricky kid deal with peer pressure

In this extract from his new book Tricky Behaviours, leading adolescent psychologist Andrew Fuller offers strategies for parents to help their tricky kid navigate the tricky world of peer pressure. Plus watch a video of parents taking Andrew's parents Pledge.

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Five ideas for parents with young children in lockdown

Wondering how to keep your little ones busy and entertained during lockdown? Here are some great practical and education-based ideas from Svitlana Korchova-Tyurina and Katrina Tour.

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Why is six afraid of seven?

The answer to this riddle - and others - can help the cognitive development of children, writes Diane Bourke, in a repost of this family favourite that will bring smiles to faces young and old.

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Art Smarts Part 2: Helping Kids Engage with Art

What's the best way parents interact with their children when viewing art? In the second and final article in her series, Diane Bourke says it's about good questions and careful listening.

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The Birthday Effect: Making Sure a Birth Date doesn’t Disadvantage Children

Children who are older than their peers in school tend to do better. How can we mitigate the Birthday Effect? By Lionel Page,  Dipanwita Sarkar and Juliana Silva Goncalves.

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Art Smarts: Tips for Connecting Kids to the World of Art

Having conquered the National Gallery of Victoria, Diane Bourke recently took her grandsons to Mona in Tasmania. In this first of a two-part series, she explains how she connects art and young minds.

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7 tips to help reduce unhealthy risk-taking by boys

Youth expert Chris Hudson offers advice on how to ensure that adolescent boys engage in safe risk-taking.

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