How to talk to kids about coronavirus

26 March, 2020 . by Sarah Fennell

Confused about what you should – and shouldn’t – say to your children about the coronavirus pandemic? It’s an important conversation, so here’s how to tackle it.

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Parenting dilemmas: Should you let kids watch the news?

18 March, 2020 . by Sarah Fennell

You can’t keep kids in a protective bubble forever – but at what age is it OK to let them watch the news, and how do you help them make…

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Are you giving your kids the best possible lunchbox?

23 February, 2020 . by Sarah Fennell

Unless you’re a gourmet chef, coming up with easy, healthy and tasty school lunches is no small feat. But kids’ lunchboxes don’t need to be fancy to be healthy.

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6 apps all parents should know about

11 February, 2020 . by Sarah Fennell

Children and teens can access a bewildering number of apps, but which ones should parents be most aware of?

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How to talk to kids about climate change

30 January, 2020 . by Sarah Fennell

As bushfires rage across Australia, experts warn that ‘eco-anxiety’ among children is on the rise. Here’s how to help allay their fears about the planet’s future.

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The rise of kids’ bedtime anxiety (and what to do about it)

27 January, 2020 . by Sarah Fennell

Bedtime battles aren’t always just a matter of your child not wanting to go to sleep… it may be a red flag that something else is up.

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Things other parents want you to know about your kid starting school

24 January, 2020 . by Sarah Fennell

Not sure what you’re up for when your little one starts kinder or school? These mums and dads have been through it – and have recovered enough to share their…

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5 unexpected things that will help your kid get ready for school

7 January, 2020 . by Sarah Fennell

Getting your kids ready for the new school year isn’t all ironing uniforms and packing a healthy lunchbox.

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How to help your child switch from primary to high school

20 December, 2019 . by Sarah Fennell

The step up from primary to secondary school can be exciting – or terrifying – for children and parents alike. A psychologist tells how to make it a smooth transition.

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How to choose safe smart toys for your kids

10 December, 2019 . by Sarah Fennell

Do your homework to make sure hi-tech toys aren’t unwittingly putting your child at risk.

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