Best Of The Web

Our selection of thought-provoking and useful articles from around the web on educating and raising children.

Best of the Web: Parental bias when it comes to maths abilities, and more

How gender stereotypes at home may hamper female students’ progression in the classroom, are we robbing our kids of music discovery, and the impact of sleep on teen mental health.

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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.

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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.

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Best of the Web: Why our kids need lighthouses, and more

Maggie Dent on why young people need lighthouses in their life, knowing when to switch schools for your children, and the case for embracing life lessons.

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Best of the Web: Safe sexting education, and more

The case for including safe sexting education at school, how Australian teens read, and helping kids improve their posture when gaming.

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Best of the Web: Overcoming a fear of dogs, and more

How we can help children not to fear dogs, eight lessons learnt from raising teens, and Dr Justin Coulson's quick tip for settling 'first dibs' arguments.

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Best of the Web: Delaying social media for teens, and more

The case for waiting for social media for teens, how co-regulation is helping our kids, and why laughter is the antidote to parenting.

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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.

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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.

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