Parenting

Is your child worried about NAPLAN? Here’s how you can beat NAPLAN jitters

NAPLAN can be an anxious time for some children. Dr Helen Schiele offers tips and advice on reassuring and supporting them.

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The Beautiful Chaos of parenting

Parenting is often one of life's most challenging and humbling experiences. Here, bestselling author and Instagram poet Jessica Urlichs shares her approach to both motherhood and writing with Natalie Moutafis.

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Best of the Web: Delaying social media for teens, and more

The case for waiting for social media for teens, how co-regulation is helping our kids, and why laughter is the antidote to parenting.

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The place of consequences in positive discipline

When teaching our children about consequences, the aim is to set clear boundaries based on family values and expectations. Here, Dr Deborah Trengove shares advice on how parents can use positive discipline in their parenting toolkit.

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Best of the Web: Why you should listen to your mother, and more

How a mum’s advice in high school continues to guide as an adult, the four things for a healthy, affordable lunchbox, and the power of guided play in education.

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How to make sure pocket money teaches your kids financial skills

When should you start? How much should you give? Robyn McCormack writes that however you structure pocket money in your family, it is important to consider it an opportunity to learn about finances.

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We weren’t prepared: Year 6 group chats

As our tweens head into year six, many likely received a phone for the first time. Here, tween and teen parenting author and speaker Michelle Mitchell, shares valuable tips for families navigating the unique challenges this can bring.

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2024 Webinars for parents and carers, from eSafety

Learn how to support your children to have safe online experiences in a free live webinar from the eSafety Commissioner.

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3 ways to help your child transition off screens and avoid the dreaded ‘tech tantrums’

For many families, there is a daily battle around getting kids off their screens and back into real life. Here Juliana Zabatiero, Kate Highfield, Leon Straker and Susan Edwards share their tips for parents.

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