Parenting

How to help your child feel less anxious about starting school

Starting school can be an anxious time for many children - and their parents. Mandie Shean provides some tips and ideas on how to make the transition easier.

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Getting little ones ready for big school, with Maggie Dent

Heading into 'big school' is a daunting process for parents and children alike. Maggie Dent, one of Australia's leading parenting educators gives her advice on how to support the transition.

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The secret to a great family summer break? Over to you, kids…

When it comes to 'overscheduling' versus 'boredom', popular family and parenting educator Dr Justin Coulson has some ideas to make the summer holiday period enjoyable for the whole family.

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Thriving with Anxiety: Anxious Mums

The challenge of anxiety never tests you more than when you become a mother. In this extract from Anxious Mums, Dr Jodi Richardson explains how anxiety doesn't have to stand in the way of a fulfilling life, and gives five tips to reduce worry.

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Best of the Web: Santa’s mailbag reveals children’s pandemic worries, and more…

The impact of the pandemic revealed in moving letters from kids to Santa, encouraging adventurous play, and tips to make the most of hand-me-downs.

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When race is part of every day: African migrants on parenting in Australia

Race and racism are part of the daily experience for many children of African migrants. A powerful and revealing new study by Kathomi Gatwiri and Leticia Anderson asked parents about their experiences.

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The Parents Website Webinars

Find out about our webinar series for parents, and catch up on previous webinars.

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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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How to help our kids master disappointment – Maggie Dent

We've all experienced the disappointments of this year – including our kids. Leading parenting educator Maggie Dent has some great advice to help our children build their 'disappointment smarts'.

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