Parenting Advice, Tips & Guides

What restaurant staff want parents to know
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What restaurant staff want parents to know

Eating out with the family needn't be a nightmare. We reveal the rules around dining out with kids

Is TAFE the right choice for your teenager?

5 minute read

Not all teenagers enjoy their time at school and trying to successfully navigate the stress of social and academic pressures can get more challenging as they’re faced with making decisions about their future. While some students finish high school, take a year off or head to university, there’s a growing number of teenagers keen to explore a different path.

How to help your kids be financially savvy

3 minute read

In a world where kids want it all, right now, it can be difficult to teach them the value of money.

What your child's teacher wishes they could tell you

3 minute read

One of the most influential people in your child's life will be their school teacher. Here's what they wish they could tell you, but often can't.

How to help your child face a losing streak

4 minute read

Heartbroken watching your child suffer through a losing streak and not sure how best to help them? Here’s some advice from Javier Orti, director at Helping Kids.

How to help your child through mental illness

4 minute read

What do you do when you suspect your child is struggling with their mental health? Melanie Hearse shares her personal - and all too common - story.

Goggleboxers reveal 'What I love most about being a dad'

5 minute read

We've come to know them so well through our TV screens that they've almost become part of our own families. As Father's Day rolls around, we celebrate our Gogglebox dads.

Turn your child's gaming habit back into a hobby

4 minute read

Introducing a brand-new approach to a common household bugbear, Game Aware program developer Andrew Kinch is successfully showing teens and parents how to turn an unhealthy gaming habit back into a hobby.

11 decadent ways to treat your pet

1 minute read

With Aussies spending a massive $743 million a year on our pets, we look at some of the most indulgent ways to show your four-legged friend you care.

Could your teen benefit from volunteering?

6 minute read

It's not just the joy of giving back: Volunteer work can set kids up for success in the future.

What to do if your parents don't want to be part of your child's life

4 minute read

Shona’s parents have shown little interest in her child’s life, and she’s tearing her hair out trying to create a relationship. Clinical psychologist Renee Mill shares her tips for creating a closer bond.