EDITOR’S PICKS

  • Heavy TV and computer use can impact children’s academic results

  • Most adults will remember spending much of their childhood playing outdoors without much parental supervision, writes Avril Rowley. But fears for children’s safety plus the demands of modern life mean many parents don’t allow their children the same freedoms. We live in an age where...

  • In a world where physical distancing and social isolation have become the new norm, there’s a greater need to empathise with one another, to be understanding and to stay connected, writes Ling Wu We need empathy*, more than ever before. But where does it start?...

  • Learn2Swim Week returns nationwide for its seventh year 25 Sep – 4 Oct Last year, 19 children under five tragically drowned in Australia , 12 in backyard pools. To help prevent tragic deaths, Poolwerx and Kids Alive have partnered with Australia’s swim schools to offer...

  • In lots of simple ways parents can help their kids understand and enjoy maths, writes Kylie Robson Teaching maths concepts has long been considered the domain of the classroom teacher, with many parents often feeling unable to help their kids develop this skill. However, parents...

  • “Is my child ready for school?” It’s a question many parents ask as their child reaches the age of four or five. The first five years of a child’s life is crucial in the development of their social and emotional skills, as well as their...

Celebrating Mothers

  • 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...

  • Erica Sharplin wonders if we should be teaching our children to take ‘no’ for an answer. Can I have one Mum?” “No. Not now.” “Please Mum.” “No. I said not now. It’s nearly lunchtime.” “Ple-ease!” “I said no! Now stop bugging me about it!” “Please,...

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