Is your child worried about NAPLAN? Here’s how you can beat NAPLAN jitters

NAPLAN can be an anxious time for some children. Dr Helen Schiele offers tips and advice on reassuring and supporting them.


The power of healing affirmations following grief and loss

Helping our children thrive through tough times can be tricky. Authors Benny and Amber tell Natalie Moutafis they hope children realise they aren't alone when it comes to navigating their emotions.


Does your child have reading difficulties? They may also have reading anxiety

There is growing evidence suggesting difficulties with reading and mental health may be related in some children. Here, Genevieve McArthur shares what parents can do.


There’s a Bully in My Brain: A book review

Sometimes, our inner voice can become too negative. Natalie Moutafis has found a new picture book that seeks to quiet that self-doubt and encourage more positive thinking.


Helping girls regain their confidence and motivation, from Andrew Fuller

How can we help our girls and young women hurt by the pandemic? Clinical psychologist and family therapist Andrew Fuller explores what's happened in their lives – and how they can recover.


Best of the Web: Supporting the big jump up to secondary school, and more

Maggie Dent's tips on helping kids starting secondary school, the latest survey on teens' attitudes to sexual health, and how a dog can enrich family life.


School holiday anxiety: Strategies from a psychologist

With families looking forward to the summer holiday break, it can be surprising when your child shows signs of anxiety. Psychologist Emma-Rose Parsons shares her strategies for supporting the unpredictability school holidays can bring.


Anxiety in kids is rising: How parents can spot it

A recent RCH National Child Health Poll found that half of all Victorian children are experiencing problems with anxiety. Here the RCH shares what parents know, and offers tips to support your children.


Andrew Fuller: The 6 steps to destress method

Are you a parent enduring anxiety? Is your student feeling the stress of school life? Leading clinical psychologist Andrew Fuller explains a simple way to destress.