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The Bonsai Student: How over-parenting limits your child’s potential

In her latest book The Bonsai Student, Dr Judith Locke offers strategies for over-involved parents to pull back, and encourage responsible, resilient and ready students.

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Free webinar on Consent: Strategies for parents to start the conversation at home

In the next of our free The Parents Website Webinars, Elephant Ed will cover the topic of consent and help guide parents on how to start, and continue, the conversation at home.

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The best bedtime for young kids, and why it matters

It's not just about getting enough sleep – a consistent early bedtime is also vital for younger kids, writes Yaqoot Fatima.

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Best of the Web: Urgent action needed on the concussion risks for kids in sport, and more

Why we need urgent action on the concussion risks for kids in sport, lockdown increases child-to-parent violence, and a parent passes on fear of the dark to their son.

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Why is six scared of seven?

The answer to this riddle – along with others – can help develop comprehension in children, writes Diane Bourke. Part of our Best of The Parents Website series.

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A simple formula for parenting, from Michael Grose

In a complicated world, keeping parenting simple makes a lot of sense. Leading parenting expert Michael Grose helps with this easy guide to raising kids.

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Supporting positive body image in boys

Body image is just as big of an issue for boys as girls – they just show it differently. In this supporting article for her recent webinar for The Parents Website, Dr Zali Yager discusses what parents can do.

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How we can encourage natural curiosity in children

Every child is curious – we just need to know how to motivate them. Emily Boudreau looks at the latest research and ideas, in this article from Harvard's Graduate School of Education.

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Ten resolutions that will help you become a more grateful parent

As part of our Best of The Parents Website series, leading psychologist and New York Times bestselling author Madeline Levine suggests some essential parenting principles.

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