EDITOR’S PICKS

  • As Australia emerges from COVID-19, many have lost their jobs and businesses, resulting in high levels of mental distress, report Dr Barbara Broadway, Dr Julie Moschion and Dr Susan Méndez, particularly among parents.  And the distress extends across all Australia’s states and territories, not just...

  • Australia hasn’t performed well at maths and science recently. We’re about to find out if we’ve improved Sue Thomson, Australian Council for Educational Research Every four years, the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) releases data on how effective countries are in...

  • Megan de Beyer introduces her modern mother’s guide to raising teenage boys in the current#metoo #allmenaretrash era with a look at Parent-Adolescent Communication While discussing parent-adolescent communication with Grade 9 boys, Jason asked them to answer the following four questions. After ten years of speaking...

  • Melissa Cowan reflects on the power of real friendship. “There’s someone outside my window. Can you come over?” It was 3am, I was home alone and I was sure there was an intruder outside. I crawled on the floor in the pitch black, got my phone and called my friend Becky, who...

  • Female workforce participation has risen for the past two decades in Australia, write Barbara Broadway and Esperanza Vera-Toscano, and in turn, more young kids have been attending formal childcare. So it’s very surprising the latest Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Survey shows...

  • How can I help my child come out of his shell and be his own person, rather than a follower?

Celebrating Mothers

  • Friends since their toddler days, Annabel Crabb and Wendy Sharpe grew up on the Adelaide Plains, in a small town called Two Wells. They shared a love of cooking, especially baking cakes that could be suitable for gala days or trading tables in country South Australia. The two mates that loved having adventures...

  • If you’re pregnant during the COVID-19 pandemic, you might be feeling a unique type of stress, writes Monique Robinson. You might be uncertain about how an infection could affect your unborn baby. That’s over and above the stress you might be feeling about the pregnancy...

  • 6 things to think about if you have diabetes and want a baby and 1 if you don’t, report Freya MacMillan, David Simmons, and Tinashe Dune The number of people with diabetes is expected to increase from 463 million in 2019 to 700 million by...

  • If you have a baby, Karleen Gribble and Nina Jane Chad report you may be worried about them catching the coronavirus, particularly after media reports of an Australian infant diagnosed with it. The good news is, the evidence so far is babies almost never get...

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