Development

The best type of student motivation, and how to encourage it

What's the best – and worst – kind of motivation for your child to learn? Shane Green reports on new research that uncovers the answers.

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Starting School: 10 tips for you and your child

Starting school can create excitement and uncertainty – for both children and parents. Natalie Moutafis asked our experts for tips for a more enjoyable and relaxed transition, before the first day arrives.

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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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My Tiny Humans: Running out of Wednesdays

Wednesday is the special day Natalie Moutafis spends with her Tiny Humans. With the eldest about to start school, the weekly get-together is about to change.

Opinion

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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The Attitude of Gratitude

In challenging times, feeling grateful for what we have in our lives can help. Natalie Moutafis looks at how we can encourage our children to practice gratitude.

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5 micro-habits to be a better parent, from Michael Grose

When it comes to parenting, it's the little things that count, writes leading parenting educator Michael Grose.

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The Invisible Life of Us: Parenting kids with additional needs

We speak to 'Too Peas in a Podcast' creators Kate Jones and Mandy Hose about their first book on parenting kids with additional needs. They share some insights and tips on neurodiverse families, in this Q&A with Natalie Moutafis.

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How to turn your kitchen into a science lab for the kids

Looking for fun, science-based activities for kids at home? Lili-Ann Kriegler suggests four easy experiments they can do in your own science lab – the kitchen.

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