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Read all about it: The ultimate kids book guide

Looking for books for infants to young adults? The latest edition of the Kids’ Reading Guide is out, featuring over 100 of the best children’s books, writes Natalie Moutafis.

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Helping young people become critical consumers of news

Children are interested in the news. But in an era of misinformation and fake news, how can you help them to think critically about the media? Tanya Notley and Michael Dezuanni offer some tips.

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Help your kids with homework – but not too much

Children benefit when parents get involved in their learning. But when it comes to homework, parents need to be careful to put limits on the assistance they give, writes Melissa Barnes.

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Best of the Web

How to turn boys into good men, the power of showing up for our children, why the kids are alright, and more...

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Best of the Web

How parents can help teachers, encouraging positive body image, when teens abuse their parents, and more...

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Big Ted and friends help parents keep young kids safe online

The eSafety Commissioner Julie Inman Grant explains how her office has teamed up with the ABC's Play School to develop new resources for parents of children under 5, including a downloadable Family Tech Agreement.

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Five tips to help kids ease back into school

School is about to go back. Are you and your child ready? Here are some suggestions to make the transition easier. By Christine Grove and Kelly-Ann Allen.

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Helping people deal with traumatic events

University of Melbourne's Professor Meaghan O'Donnell provides some useful, research-backed advice to support family and friends who have been through life-threatening and distressing events.

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Talking with kids about the bushfire emergency

How do we talk with our children about the bushfire emergency? Caroline Ellen offers some useful advice about how to approach this difficult conversation. You'll also find links to other resources.

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