Mental Health

The students playing COVID catch-up

As we experience a return to remote learning, Peter Hanlon examines the developmental impact 2020 had on particular groups of students.


Is your child worried about NAPLAN? Here are some ideas to help them beat NAPLAN jitters

NAPLAN can be an anxious time for some children. Helen Schiele offers tips and advice on reassuring and supporting them.


How perfectionism hurts our girls

As part of our Best of The Parents Website series, Shane Green looks at the growing awareness of the dangers posed by perfectionist thinking by girls, in this feature first published in 2016.


Best of the Web: Three ways families can restore their digital health, and more

A new study confirms our overuse of screens, the impact of ultra-thin dolls on kids' body image, and using business skills to improve your parenting time.


How we can build optimism in uncertain times

In these challenging days, it's easy to despair. Deborah Trengove explains how we can all embrace optimism, with 'above the line' thinking.


Best of the Web: 10 tiny mindfulness habits to try with your family, and more

Find family peace with bite-sized mindfulness ideas, beating the bullies and changing lives, and what's the right age for kids to be home alone.


Best of the Web: Urgent action needed on the concussion risks for kids in sport, and more

Why we need urgent action on the concussion risks for kids in sport, lockdown increases child-to-parent violence, and a parent passes on fear of the dark to their son.


Best of the Web: How to be a calmer parent, and more

Parenting without the conflict and arguing, the 1947 picture book that enriched a family, and how your aggressive driving affects your kids.


Supporting positive body image in boys

Body image is just as big of an issue for boys as girls – they just show it differently. In this supporting article for her recent webinar for The Parents Website, Dr Zali Yager discusses what parents can do.