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Are girls not encouraged to participate in sport to the same extent as boys?
I'll think twice about being so unabashedly free in the bathroom with my five-year-old from now on.
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Children struggling to do a roly poly sparks criticism that there's too much focus on academics.
Gardens are great place to entertain and educate your kids.
How do you encourage your kids not to give up on themselves? Or not to give up at the first sign of a challenge?
Children are going through puberty at an increasingly early age, new research says.
My daughter, Grace, is rounding the curve to 10. I am not sure how this is possible. I feel ever more aware of her girlhood and looming adolescence, and of all the things I want her to know.
The so-called ''helicopter'' parent is becoming ubiquitous, with new research showing more than 90 per cent of school psychologists and counsellors are encountering over-involved parents.
A less adventurous lifestyle is leaving kids struggling in the classroom, specialists say.
Whether a death in the family or a global disaster, the Australian National Association of School Psychologists has these guidelines for parents to follow when tragedy strikes.
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You may think scary plots of kids' fantasy book could be bad for them, but an interest in fantasy fiction can be empowering in an overwhelming and confusing world.
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A new study has found boys may be entering puberty earlier than in generations past, suggesting it's not just girls who are developing at earlier ages.
Will Generation Z - history's most technologically adept - evolve into tomorrow's realists or idealists?
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A new book advocates hands-off parenting for the entire family's sake.
Children up to the age of seven will have to use a car seat under new rules.
By five, most children are able to pay attention, concentrate and be away from the home for extended periods.
I'm a speech pathologist whose every working day is spent with school-aged children who can't string a sentence together. Our children's expressive language skills are another casualty of living a life on the run.
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