Literacy

Best of the Web: How to be a calmer parent, and more

Parenting without the conflict and arguing, the 1947 picture book that enriched a family, and how your aggressive driving affects your kids.

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Required Reading: The books that students read in 28 countries around the world

In our latest Best of The Parents Website, we throw back to a 2017 feature from the team at TED, which collated this fascinating list of required reading for students around the world.

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Morris Gleitzman: Why our young people need stories more than ever

In the latest of our Best of The Parents Website series, we republish our interview with acclaimed children's author Morris Gleitzman when he was Australia's Children's Laureate. By Shane Green.

Best of the Web: Why parents should stop blaming themselves for how their kids turn out, and more…

An empowering new way to think about being a parent, how to tell a great bedtime story, and a self-confessed helicopter parent flies away to give her young adult son some space.

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Best of the Web: TED’s inspiring holiday book list, the day the school saved my son’s life, and more…

TED's list of 68 books to inspire, a moving account of how quick-thinking school staff saved a boy's life, and helping the class of 2020 meet life's challenges.

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Best of the Web: What to do when your child encounters online porn, coping with uncertainty, and the delights of storytime

Expert advice for parents when their child encounters pornography online, strategies to live in our uncertain world, and the joy when little ones discover books.

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You’re in my body bubble Mum: A book review

In her efforts to empower and educate her children on personal body safety, Natalie Moutafis reviews the picture book My Body! What I say Goes! aimed at younger children and their grown-ups.

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Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus: A book review

Natalie Moutafis found a fun - and noisy - way to introduce philosophical concepts to young children with Mo Willems' award-winning book.

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Old Man Emu: A book review

The Australian song that launched John Williamson's career celebrates its 50th anniversary with a children's book adaptation, writes Natalie Moutafis.

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