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They’re being called ‘Generation Covid’. They’re the young Australians who have seen their plans, hopes and dreams shattered because of the global pandemic. And, they’re struggling to cope with the rising anxiety. For the past three months, researchers at Swinburne University have been surveying people across Australia,...

Kids grow up so fast. One day they are toddlers clutching your hand as you cross the street, the next they are smart and responsible, and looking for more independence. Leaving your child home alone is a big step in independence for kids and should be...

Everyone has struggled to fall asleep or stay asleep at some point in their lives. Whether it was from worry (the night before a big exam, or a job interview) or from stress (problems at work or with kids) or those times when you just...

Vocabulary is simply the words of a language. When we talk about a particular child’s vocabulary we are generally talking about the words that they understand (called receptive vocabulary) and produce (called expressive vocabulary). Your child’s vocabulary supports their ability to communicate their thoughts, feelings, perspectives,...

We have all heard it before; ‘everything in moderation’. This is certainly true when it comes to alcohol use. While many Australians enjoy a glass of wine at a weeknight dinner or a few beers with friends on a weekend, it is important to consider...

It’s almost never a good thing when the school rings. Usually it’s a sick child who needs to be picked up. Other times it’s a forgotten lunch box. But sometimes it’s the teacher (or principal!) ringing to report on your child’s misbehaviour, or even that...

Most Australian parents of school-age children have asked themselves, when is the right time to send my child to school? If their birthday falls towards the end of the cut off period, should you keep them back a year? Or maybe they’re not quite as...

  All married couples want their marriage to be a happy one. On the day we say ‘I do’ we’re full of hopes about our happily ever after. But after a couple of years we may start to realise that marriage isn’t always blue skies and...

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