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 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: How to raise kids who can overcome anxiety, and more

Watch a TED Talk on encouraging kids with anxiety to take risks and engage, Australia's anti-bullying day, and getting kids to ask more questions.


Best of the Web: How to talk with your child about sexual consent, and more

Advice for parents when discussing sexual consent with their children, the Dr Seuss books with racist content, and the mental health crisis engulfing our kids.


Best of the Web: The worrying world of our 10-Ager daughters, and more

A deep look at the complex world of pre-teen girls, villagers help to raise a child, and how casual remarks influence kids.


Stay Calm and Carry On. How parents can help their VCE students

In the latest in The Best of The Parents Website series, here's one of our most popular posts by clinical psychologist Andrew Fuller, on how you can support your student in Years 11 and 12.


How to help your child feel less anxious about starting school

Starting school can be an anxious time for many children - and their parents. Mandie Shean provides some tips and ideas on how to make the transition easier.


Thriving with Anxiety: Anxious Mums

The challenge of anxiety never tests you more than when you become a mother. In this extract from Anxious Mums, Dr Jodi Richardson explains how anxiety doesn't have to stand in the way of a fulfilling life, and gives five tips to reduce worry.


What our boys are really thinking

The Man Cave works with boys and young men to embrace a healthy masculinity. In Term Three, deep in lockdown, they asked 500 boys a few questions about their lives. The results, detailed here by The Man Cave's Matt Defina, are a must-read for any parent and educator.