Five things teens wish you knew about them

To allow teens to become the best adults they can be, family researcher Ellen Galinsky says we must reframe the way we view the teenage years.


Cultivating a sense of awe and wonder in children

The world is full of awe and wonder, you just need to know where to look for it. Here, ISV's Diane Bourke explains the benefits of awe-inducing experiences, and how parents can unlock the magic for their children, and themselves.


Try being five minutes late: Lessons in resilience

If you're not on time for pick up, how does your child react? Here, tween and teen parenting author and speaker Michelle Mitchell, shares her common sense ideas to promote resilience.


Best of the Web: Should you ban your child from social media, and more

Why banning your child from social media might not be the best approach, the finalists in this year's Children's Book of the Year awards, and the need for compassion when it comes to school refusal.


Children produce better pieces of writing by hand, but they need keyboard skills too

It is easy to assume students will be able to write easily and effectively using a keyboard. They are growing up surrounded by technology. But here, researchers explain that children write better by hand.


Best of the Web: Little shops of horror, and more

When did the toy shop become so frightening, the case for more women coaches in sport, and what to do if your teen is sexting without consent.


9 things students with disability and their families want teachers to know

Students with disabilities are experts in themselves and their needs. Here, researchers share how listening to students is the key to helping them at school.


Have smartphones created an ‘anxious generation’? Jonathan Haidt sounds the alarm

A new book argues that the first generation to go through puberty connected to their smartphones have had their brains rewired for depression and anxiety, writes Hugh Breakey.


Easing the ‘mental load’ during matrescence, with Maggie Dent

Maggie Dent, one of Australia's leading parenting educators, explores what it's like to be a mother today, and shares her tips and strategies to help.