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A mother like no other

Seventeen years ago, Cheryl Koenig was a typical young Sydney mum celebrating Mother’s Day with her husband Robert and t... Read more

2-4, 5-10, 11-14, 14+

Boyfriends, girlfriends or just friends?

With the early sexualisation of kids comes the possibility of attraction and an ensuing relationship. But what constitutes a... Read more

11-14, 14+

Handling homework horrors

Homework causes more headaches and frusration for parents than it does for children. Some parents worry because their children... Read more

5-10, 11-14

Helping kids who struggle at school

Children who struggle at school are a huge concern for parents, Maggie Dent looks at ways to maximise their potential. Read more

5-10, 11-14

Is 9 the new 11?

A recent article in The Age highlights some potentially surprising results from the biggest longitudinal study of pu... Read more

5-10, 11-14

Just say no to 'sexting'

We have all done something that we later regretted.  I am sure we can all think of a time when we have done something tha... Read more

11-14, 14+

Making sleepovers work – 8 tips

Children are often invited to a sleep over, or want their friend to sleep over at their house. Here are some factors to consid... Read more

5-10, 11-14

Parenting kids who live in two homes

More than one million Australian children now spend part of their lives in two homes.  “Doing the child shuffle&rdq... Read more

2-4, 5-10, 11-14, 14+

Children with high function autism / aspergers syndrome

Tips and ideas for meeting the challenges of raising a child on the autism spectrum. Read more

2-4, 5-10, 11-14

Communicating with children from a distance

Keeping in touch when you are apart from children and teenagers can be a challenge. Debbie Bushell give parents tips on how to... Read more

2-4, 5-10, 11-14, 14+

Parenting the family underdog

It can be hard work parenting a child to whom success doesn’t come easily. But your child struggles can create a deep se... Read more

5-10, 11-14

Preparing to read your child's report

Student reports bring mixed feelings for parents. Reports can mean anxious times for children too. Before you rip op... Read more

5-10, 11-14, 14+

Raising kids with a disability

No one would claim that parenting is easy, but when you have a child with a disability, there is whole new level of challenge ... Read more

2-4, 5-10, 11-14

Raising twins

Raising twins multiplies the challenges, as well as the joys of parenting. Read more

2-4, 5-10, 11-14

Developing well-rounded gifted children

Gifted children tend to be passionate and single-minded, focusing their energy on the topics that absorb them, often to the ex... Read more

5-10, 11-14

Reading your child's report

Reports can mean anxious times for children. Will my parents be disappointed or proud? This is the main concern of most chil... Read more

5-10, 11-14, 14+

Respectful Relationships - what do you need to teach your children?

At a time when children have so many external influences and 24-7 access to technology, it’s easy for parents, carers an... Read more

5-10, 11-14, 14+

Talking to children about sex: when and how?

Many of us can struggle with these conversations. Here are practical tips by age range for when, how and what to say when talk... Read more

2-4, 5-10, 11-14, 14+

Talking to kids about sex

Talking with kids about sex sits at the harder end of the parenting spectrum. With kids having little trouble satisfying their... Read more

5-10

The new rule every parent needs to know

  Have you ever heard yourself say to your children, “Don’t talk to strangers? ” Catherine looks at t... Read more

2-4, 5-10, 11-14

When things go wrong at school

Your approach as a parent when your child has difficulty at school makes huge difference to their resilience, and their future... Read more

5-10, 11-14, 14+


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