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As Susan Macciocca’s son begins school, both she and her son are learning to let go. My son watches intently as his bike is transformed. He grabs the handlebars and strides with the bike to the footpath. His dad holds him by the shoulders to get...

There are ways to level the playing field reports Johanna Reidy This year’s perennial back-to-school uniform discussion happens during a cost of living crisis. And we already know that the upfront and maintenance costs of school uniforms are a stress for families on lower incomes, in...

Back-to-school shopping has parents conscious of shoe waste­­­­  New research reveals that despite Aussie parents claiming they want to do more to reduce their environmental footprint, shoe waste is still a growing problem  As parents hit the shops for the back-to-school frenzy – new research by TreadLightly...

Including your child in the process of preparing for back-to-school lunches can make going back to school a more positive experience. Here are some tips from our Childmags lunch box archives. Childmags' Kids tell us what they want in their lunch boxes. It makes it much easier...

Tanya Cupitt’s son takes some time to settle in to school. Daniel, my firstborn son, was completely normal from the word go. I had a normal pregnancy, and he was a normal weight, length and breadth at birth. A regular baby, toddler and child. He did...

Two – thirds of children are wearing the wrong shoe size report Paediatric Podiatrists The Australian Podiatry Association (APodA) has launched a Back to School campaign aimed at educating parents and caregivers on the importance of selecting the right school shoe and the perfect fit. Your feet...

Every year we have the opportunity to review and remind ourselves of what is needed to prepare for the start of the new school year. Some great articles from our archives will cover most of what you need to review! Firstly, is your child ready to...

Here's how you can help, writes Mandie Shean Starting school is an important event for children and a positive experience can set the tone for the rest of their school experience. Some children are excited to attend school for the first time, yet others feel anxious. Back...

No sooner than the Christmas tree is boxed away and the holiday suitcases are unpacked, it’s time to get the kids ready for the new school year.  Making the most of the long break is the key to a smooth start, says primary school teacher,...

Rebecca Chaney faces the quandary of whether or not to send her daughter to school next year. I’m watching my child in the preschool playground. I have just kissed her goodbye for the day. She runs to her teacher and gives her a hug. The teacher...