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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...

Father’s Day is just around the corner, and it’s a great time to focus on just how important dads are. For many years, researchers believed the mother-child bond was the single most important relationship in a child’s life. But in the last few decades research...

Youth MHFA Course offered by Young Minds Network in The Gap Learn how to assist a young person in a mental health first aid situation. The Youth Mental Health First Aid course was created by Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Australia, who offer award-winning training in 25...

Most parents today have heard of the term ‘resilience’. It is one of the most popular topics in positive psychology and among parenting experts. But may parents wonder, what is resilience? Why is it important for my child? And how can I help my child...

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