How to talk to your kids about misogyny in school

It can be a challenging conversation, but parents must talk to their children about their experiences of sexism and misogyny in school, writes Dr Catherine Smith.


Five things teens wish you knew about them

To allow teens to become the best adults they can be, family researcher Ellen Galinsky says we must reframe the way we view the teenage years.


Can self-compassion help teens with depression?

A new study finds that learning to be more supportive and kind to themselves can protect teens who are struggling, writes Karen Bluth.


Can an unhealthy breakfast have a similar effect on your child’s school day as having nothing at all?

New research from educational psychology researchers looked at what impact breakfast has on students' motivation to learn and their academic achievement.


Best of the Web: Why our kids need lighthouses, and more

Maggie Dent on why young people need lighthouses in their life, knowing when to switch schools for your children, and the case for embracing life lessons.


Best of the Web: Overcoming a fear of dogs, and more

How we can help children not to fear dogs, eight lessons learnt from raising teens, and Dr Justin Coulson's quick tip for settling 'first dibs' arguments.


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.


Best of the Web: The uneven responsibility of managing kids digital use, and more

Kids' digital usage often falls to mum to manage, Maggie Dent on teenage boys and the shift to focus on wellbeing, and the new Australian Children's Laureate.


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.