Holidays and teen socialising: Why age-appropriate monitoring is vital

With the upcoming summer holiday season, teen parties offer a welcome reprieve to the past 18 months. Drug education expert Paul Dillon writes that they can also provide a 'perfect storm' where things can go wrong quickly.


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.


Parenting podcasts you should hear

Parenting is a juggle and, at times, a struggle. Here we've updated our list of podcasts for parents to help you, no matter what stage your family is at.


Ways to support your teen’s mental health as restrictions ease

Our young people are facing new pressures as we come out of lockdowns and restrictions. Here are nine tips to support them, from Marie Yap, Antony Yorm and Mairead Cardamone-Breen.


Are you still watching? Screen time tips from the eSafety Commissioner

The hit show Squid Game shows the need to check what your child is watching, writes the eSafety Commissioner Julie Inman Grant.


Year 12 exam anxiety: 4 ways to help your child

As Year 12 students sit final exams after another tough year, Eimear Quigley provides strategies for parents to help their students manage anxiety.


Keeping our kids safe: Day for Daniel

Day for Daniel honours the memory of young Daniel Morcombe, abducted and tragically murdered in 2003. The Daniel Morcombe Foundation tells us about its work promoting child safety, and how parents can get involved.


Back to the classroom: Ideas to help kids adjust after lockdown

Some students might need extra support returning to the classroom after lockdown. Penny Van Bergen and Erin Mackenzie offer five tips for parents to help their children adjust.


Best of the Web: Tips for parenting teens on screens, and more

Useful ideas to mange your teen's screen time, Lego removing gender stereotypes, and expert advice to help maintain children's mental health.