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The golden rules of gap years

As Year 12 students look forward to 2022, some may be considering a gap year. But, writes Dr Judith Locke, it shouldn't be without some agreed guidelines in place.

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The best type of student motivation, and how to encourage it

What's the best – and worst – kind of motivation for your child to learn? Shane Green reports on new research that uncovers the answers.

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How to make the most of uni open days

The university Open Day season has arrived, tailored again to the pandemic. Careers expert Helen Green gives practical tips and advice for you and your teenager to make the most of Open Days 2021. Plus links to more info.

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How to study and increase your marks, from Andrew Fuller

What's the best way to study effectively? Leading adolescent psychologist Andrew Fuller provides his study tips and advice, part of our Best of The Parents Website series.

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Best of the Web: Let’s rethink Year 12, and more…

Reshaping Year 12 with the best aspects of remote learning, the magic of the Bluey soundtrack explained, and a worrying report from the eSafety Commissioner about online abuse of young people.

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Ready for anything: Tips for the 2021 school year

Deborah Trengove shares some ideas about helping your child get a great start to the year and encourages a 'ready for anything' attitude to 2021.

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Andrew Fuller: Stay Calm and Carry On. How parents can help their VCE students

In the latest in The Best of The Parents Website series, here's one of our most popular posts by clinical psychologist Andrew Fuller, on how you can support your student in Years 11 and 12.

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Best of the Web: A gap year around Australia changed our family, and more…

What happens when a family takes time out and hits the road, in praise of teenagers, and a STEM story time video for early learners.

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10 handy study apps for high school students

With the beginning of a new school year, parents are looking for ways to help their teenagers manage their workload and study. To help get you started, we've created a list of 10 handy study apps to share with your high school student.

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