Wellbeing

Best of the Web: 6 ways to help with parental burnout, and more

Strategies for parents to cope with burnout, the benefits of connecting emotionally with your kids, and why video games should be used in the classroom.

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Kids and exercise: Why we’ll need to make sure they’re on track

With increased screen time and a decline in physical activity among children during lockdowns, we'll need to monitor what happens next, write Tim Olds, Carol Maher and Verity Booth.

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Best of the Web: Why kids behave worse for you than their teacher, and more

Five ideas to help you and your kids with lockdown life and remote learning, little voices delivering big hope, and Round the Twist set for the stage.

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5 micro-habits to be a better parent, from Michael Grose

When it comes to parenting, it's the little things that count, writes leading parenting educator Michael Grose.

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Best of the Web: 5 things to try to help kids wear masks, and more

Clever ideas to encourage kids to wear masks, a memo to parents struggling with remote learning, and a new virtual travel experience opening windows around the world.

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‘This totally sucks!’ Teens, COVID and the Lockdown Lifestyle – tips from Andrew Fuller

Our teenagers have been doing it hard in the pandemic. Leading adolescent psychologist Andrew Fuller offers them some advice and tips on how to get through it.

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Best of the Web: Why I let my children swear, and more

A parent tells how allowing kids to swear can improve relationships, what limits you should impose on screen time, and how letting kids roam free helps them become good adult navigators.

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Stay calm and carry on: A family survival guide

Parents and kids are facing some struggles in our stay-at-home lives. Peter Hanlon asked the experts for some practical tips and advice to help, part of our Best of The Parents Website series.

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What it means to be Man Enough

Our boys and their fathers are fighting a generations-old narrative about expectations of manhood. Natalie Moutafis discovers a new book that allows them to truly believe that they are enough, just as they are.

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