Parenting

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.

Features

Best of the Web: 10 tiny mindfulness habits to try with your family, and more

Find family peace with bite-sized mindfulness ideas, beating the bullies and changing lives, and what's the right age for kids to be home alone.

News

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.

News

Now is the moment to listen to young people

We need to hear what young people are saying about sexual assault and harassment in schools and act on what they say, writes Anne Hollonds, our National Children's Commissioner.

Opinion

The two most important things you can say to your child

We face a welcome and hopefully permanent societal shift towards more respectful behaviour, writes Philip Grutzner.

Opinion

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.

News

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.

Features

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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