Resilience

Michael Grose: How to encourage kids to be resilient problem-solvers

If we want our children to grow into resilient adults, we need to stop solving their problems for them. Parenting educator Michael Grose gives his tips to help make kids courageous problem-solvers.

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Best of the Web: Missing the Olympics? Join Australia’s Olympic legends in these free online events, and more

Get your Olympics fix with a free live online series with Australian sports stars, ideas to support teens during lockdown, and Maggie Dent's podcast with tips on working at home with the kids.

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Together we can end the coward punch – the Pat Cronin Foundation

Pat Cronin was a young university student on a normal Saturday night out with mates when he was punched from behind, and later died. His family is working to end the coward punch and educate young people, writes Geoff Smith, from the Pat Cronin Foundation.

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Judith Locke: the case against parents influencing class placements

At this time of year, class lists can be a hot topic and many parents might be doing everything they can to enable their child to be in a class with a specific friend or teacher in the next school year. But, writes Dr Judith Locke in this updated post, is it the best idea?

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Want your kids to reach their goals? Motivate them to practice hard things

New research shows that by teaching our children to practice the right way, they can reach their goals, and become reliable and dependable, writes Maryam Abdullah.

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Talking about Respect

A new resource for parents, carers and educators aims to instil and nurture respect in our children. Eileen Berry explains.

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Best of the Web: the School Readiness Sweet Spot, Let Kids Deal with Pain, and Parents are the New Bullies

Our selection of thought-provoking and useful articles from around the web on educating and raising children.

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Class Placements: The Case Against Allowing Children to Choose their Class

At this time of year, class lists can be a hot topic and many parents might be doing everything they can to enable their child to be in a class with a specific friend or teacher in the next school year. But, asks Dr Judith Locke, is it the best idea?

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Surviving Teenagers: A Parent’s Guide

Dr Michael Carr-Gregg's book Surviving Adolescents has just been updated, with adolescent health expert Elly Robinson. We speak to her about the challenges teenagers are facing, and what parents can do to help.

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