Covid-19

Back to the classroom: Ideas to help kids adjust after lockdown

Some students might need extra support returning to the classroom after lockdown. Penny Van Bergen and Erin Mackenzie offer five tips for parents to help their children adjust.

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Best of the Web: Tips for parenting teens on screens, and more

Useful ideas to mange your teen's screen time, Lego removing gender stereotypes, and expert advice to help maintain children's mental health.

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Remote learning: How to survive the home stretch

It's not long before all students return to campus. Here is some great advice from Rebecca English and Karleen Gribble to help you through this last stage of remote learning.

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Best of the Web: How parents can make a difference to teenage drinking, and more

The big influence parents have when it comes to teen drinking, the tremendous young trio behind the COVID data app, and Instagram for kids project put on hold.

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6 ideas for families to beat the lockdown blues

All families are experiencing highs and lows in lockdown, write school psychologists Kerri Rhodes, Sharon Turner and Annie Yang. They offer the six Cs to help maintain family morale.

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Best of the Web: 6 ways to help with parental burnout, and more

Strategies for parents to cope with burnout, the benefits of connecting emotionally with your kids, and why video games should be used in the classroom.

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Kids and exercise: Why we’ll need to make sure they’re on track

With increased screen time and a decline in physical activity among children during lockdowns, we'll need to monitor what happens next, write Tim Olds, Carol Maher and Verity Booth.

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Virtual Vacations: Our guide to taking an overseas family holiday at home

We're back home again for the school holidays. But don't let that cramp your family travel plans – you can bring the world to your lounge room with a virtual vacation. We've provided ideas to help get you to the departure gate.

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Best of the Web: Why kids behave worse for you than their teacher, and more

Five ideas to help you and your kids with lockdown life and remote learning, little voices delivering big hope, and Round the Twist set for the stage.

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