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sleep

The surprising secret to a well-rested child

If you’ve been trying to motivate your kids to get to bed on time … how’s that working out for you?

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boredom

Let them be bored!

“Mum – I’m booooooooored!”

If you’re a parent, and that doesn’t sound familiar at this point in the school holidays, you don’t need to read this post. You need a hearing test.  

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Mobile Apps

Poll results: Should you let your 9-year-old walk to school?

We asked parents if they'd let their nine-year-old walk to school.

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Mobile Apps digital literacy

My kids are spending hours a day online. What do you mean they're not digitally literate?!

Results from the latest national assessment round of ICT skills (information and communication technology) show that being a whiz on SnapChat and Instagram won’t prepare kids to face a digital future.

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Mobile Apps sexting

Face the facts. Your teens are sexting.

Like it or not - and most parents absolutely hate it - sexting is a fact of life for today’s young people. And acknowledging that uncomfortable truth has prompted the Australian Medical Association (AMA) to take action.

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Mobile Apps Social Media

Social media and depression: A relationship status update

Sometimes it seems there’s another distressing headline about social media every time you check your newsfeed.

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Mobile Apps Social Media

Worried about social media? Your child may be too

Does it sometimes seem like your child spends every waking moment online?  It could be because she is.

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Mobile Apps Learning

How children learn: A tale of three media

Once upon a time, when the internet was just a twinkle in the eye of the US Department of Defense and a tablet was something you took for a headache, prophetic Canadian critic Marshall McLuhan announced that “the medium is the message.”

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