Mental Health

Best of the Web: The silver linings in how we’re coping, talking to teens about alcohol, and more

A new national poll shows there are some positives for families during the pandemic, how to discuss drinking with teenagers, and why kids' gaming time isn't wasted.


Our one-stop guide to family resources on The Parents Website

Looking for learning at home tips, and support for family life and wellbeing? Here's a one-stop guide to all the resources we've published. We'll be adding more as we go.


Home, not alone: seeing our blind spots

Back to learning at home, Ruairi O'Duil is allowing things to go with the flow – and seeing the benefits.


How parents can support their VCE students – webinar now full

Due to overwhelming interest, we have now reached capacity for Andrew Fuller’s webinar for parents to help students navigate this very different Year 12, and registration is now closed.


VCE parents: How to be your child’s cheerleader, and more tips

Is your teen embarking on the VCE? An update of the book Surviving Year 12 by Michael Carr-Gregg and Elly Robinson is full of useful advice so students and their families can survive and thrive.


Helping people deal with traumatic events

University of Melbourne's Professor Meaghan O'Donnell provides some useful, research-backed advice to support family and friends who have been through life-threatening and distressing events.


My tiny humans: Explaining the bushfires

Her toddler has seen images from the bushfires on the TV, and wondered about the 'grey' sky. By Natalie Moutafis.


Best of the Web

Tips to deal with exam stress, how to enjoy being a parent, why breakfast is the new family mealtime, and more.


Best of the Web: Setting your Teen Free, and more…

Give your teenager more control, let kids fail often, get adults out of kids' sport, and more...