Wellbeing

Best of the Web: Vale Eric Carle, who gave us The Very Hungry Caterpillar, and more…

Watch Eric Carle read his much-loved children's book, how Pop It fidget toys are helping kids stay calm, and fewer kids attending kindergarten linked to falls in literacy and maths skills.

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The students playing COVID catch-up

As we experience a return to remote learning, Peter Hanlon examines the developmental impact 2020 had on particular groups of students.

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How to help your tricky kid deal with peer pressure, from Andrew Fuller

If you missed Andrew Fuller's webinar on kids with tricky behaviours, here's an extract from his Tricky Behaviours book on helping kids navigate the tricky world of peer pressure.

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Best of the Web: Watch the ‘Reverse Selfie’ video addressing the pressure on teens for the perfect image, and more…

The video shining a light on the unhealthy pursuit by teens of the perfect image, when a child becomes the family scapegoat, and outcry over Instagram for Kids.

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Girls at 10 are the new teens: our interview with Ten-ager author Madonna King

In her new book, Madonna King finds the transition from childhood by girls is happening earlier than ever before. She tells Shane Green what parents need to know.

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Ready, set, go: Ways to set your child up for an active lifestyle

Parents have a critical role to play in encouraging healthy habits for kids that will last a lifetime, writes Kim Bate. She gives her tips for parents on supporting an active lifestyle.

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How perfectionism hurts our girls

As part of our Best of The Parents Website series, Shane Green looks at the growing awareness of the dangers posed by perfectionist thinking by girls, in this feature first published in 2016.

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Best of the Web: 10 tiny mindfulness habits to try with your family, and more

Find family peace with bite-sized mindfulness ideas, beating the bullies and changing lives, and what's the right age for kids to be home alone.

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Now is the moment to listen to young people

We need to hear what young people are saying about sexual assault and harassment in schools and act on what they say, writes Anne Hollonds, our National Children's Commissioner.

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