Best of the Web: Why we should all be building with blocks, and more

The benefits for everyone of building blocks, experts on why we should screen all kids for anxiety, and dads paying it forward.


How to manage school anxiety: What children and teens need from us

The return to school can mean anxious kids. Karen Young, psychologist and creator of Hey Sigmund, shares ways to help children through school anxiety and open the way for brave.


Year 12 exam anxiety: 4 ways to help your child

As Year 12 students sit final exams after another tough year, Eimear Quigley provides strategies for parents to help their students manage anxiety.


Top 10 child health problems: What Australian parents think

A recent RCH National Child Health Poll found that excessive screen time was the number one child health concern, with 57 per cent of Australian parents rating it as a big problem.


Best of the Web: Maggie Dent on how to talk to kids about the news, and more…

How to talk to kids when the news is all gloomy, a touching reflection on watching your children grow up, and the case for sports uniforms every day.


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.