Is your child worried about NAPLAN? Here’s how you can beat NAPLAN jitters

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

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What are ‘multiplication facts’? Why are they essential to your child’s success in maths?

Multiplication facts, typically describe the answers to multiplication sums up to 10x10. Here, Lecturers in Mathematics Education share research-backed tips to help children learn them.


Best of the Web: The uneven responsibility of managing kids digital use, and more

Kids' digital usage often falls to mum to manage, Maggie Dent on teenage boys and the shift to focus on wellbeing, and the new Australian Children's Laureate.


No more BMI, diets or ‘bad’ foods: why changing how we teach kids about weight and nutrition is long overdue

Clinical psychologist Vivienne Lewis, who treats young people with eating disorders, gives her verdict on changes to the Australian curriculum designed to prevent these health conditions from developing.


The place of consequences in positive discipline

When teaching our children about consequences, the aim is to set clear boundaries based on family values and expectations. Here, Dr Deborah Trengove shares advice on how parents can use positive discipline in their parenting toolkit.


Best of the Web: Why you should listen to your mother, and more

How a mum’s advice in high school continues to guide as an adult, the four things for a healthy, affordable lunchbox, and the power of guided play in education.


How to make sure pocket money teaches your kids financial skills

When should you start? How much should you give? Robyn McCormack writes that however you structure pocket money in your family, it is important to consider it an opportunity to learn about finances.


2024 Webinars for parents and carers, from eSafety

Learn how to support your children to have safe online experiences in a free live webinar from the eSafety Commissioner.