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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


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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