PM weighs in on fresh push for free or cheap childcare

19 June

Families could end up paying just $10 a day for three days a week of high-quality early childhood education as momentum builds to reform the troubled system. Early learning and parenting groups have rallied around a Centre for Policy Development...[Read More]

Harmonising Guidance and Friendship: The Art of Parenting with Heart

4 April

Navigating the dual roles of being a parent and a friend to your children presents a unique set of challenges and opportunities. This delicate balance requires careful consideration of boundaries, communication, and emotional intelligence.    The...[Read More]

Parenting styles and the pros and cons of each

13 March

It’s a common misconception that in therapy, a person will blame all of their life issues on their parents. This is not true.   However, decades of research indicate that a person’s mother’s or father’s parenting style may have an impact on...[Read More]

The Cornerstone of a Bright Future: The Importance of a Good Education for Your Child

22 February

As parents, we naturally desire the best for our children, aiming to lay down a path that leads to a fulfilling and prosperous future. One of the most critical and impactful steps on this journey is ensuring a good education for our children. A...[Read More]

Steps to take before posting back-to-school photos

24 January

Parents need to ensure their privacy settings are bolstered before posting their child’s back-to-school photos online. That’s the advice from the Australian Federal Police ahead of students returning to the classroom later this month. While many...[Read More]

Boost paid leave to help kids thrive, say famous dads

24 January

As his own boss, Amar Singh is thankful for the flexibility he has had to be the best father to his two kids. “There’s a certain time you need to connect with your child,” he told AAP. “If you are always busy and working and you can’t have...[Read More]

Online predator warning as kids plug in Christmas gifts

14 December

Families are being warned to be mindful of keeping children safe from predators on gaming and other smart devices over Christmas. Reports of online child exploitation incidents spike after holiday periods as young people spend longer on their...[Read More]

Australian students out-performing international peers

6 December

Australian students are performing better than their average overseas peers, but those from disadvantaged backgrounds are about five years behind in their schooling. Education performance in Australia is above average in maths, science and literacy,...[Read More]

Different types of parenting styles and the pros and cons of each

3 August

It’s a common misconception that in therapy, a person will blame all of their life issues on their parents. This is not true. However, decades of research indicate that a person’s mother’s or father’s parenting style may have an impact on...[Read More]

Childcare subsidy boost could worsen staff shortages

12 July

Families battling the cost of living are hoping for a break when the federal government’s childcare rebate boost kicks in. From Monday, families earning less than $530,000 with one or more children under five will receive childcare subsidies of up...[Read More]

One-shot virus vaccine hope to protect preterm babies

12 July

Researchers hope the successful trial of a one-shot vaccine will reduce hospitalisation rates for premature babies at risk of complications from a common respiratory virus. More than 43,000 cases of respiratory syncytial virus have been recorded...[Read More]

No warning on a third of products with button batteries

28 June

More than a third of products being sold in Australia with potentially lethal button batteries fail to include mandatory warnings. The batteries are commonly used in toys and other household items such as keys, remote controls, calculators, musical...[Read More]

Science education shake-up to generate Aussie Einsteins

14 June

Albert Einstein is set to revolutionise science again – this time, for school children. Researchers say it’s time to reverse Australia’s critical skills shortage in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), especially among young...[Read More]

Helping teenage kids with independent living at home

20 April

As time passes, helping your teenage kids with independent living becomes more and more important. To help them with the transition, you can encourage them to live more independently at home. We show you how with some tips on giving them more...[Read More]

How parents can prepare for the cost of education in Australia

30 March

Education is a vital investment in your child’s future, but it can also be a significant financial burden for those who are unprepared. One study shows that although a large majority of Australian parents believe that education plays a significant...[Read More]