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Aussie parents and carers from Parramatta to Perth and Townsville to Tassie will be breathing a sigh of relief! From a hilarious podcast about the human body, a detective series that investigates killer butterflies and glow worms, to art-curious kids who study what freaky snakes have...

 A ‘Fiction Fanatic’ or a ‘Book Abstainer’? Researchers Leonie Rutherford,  Andrew Singleton, Bronwyn Reddan, Katya Johanson and Michael Dezuanni delve deeper and look how a parent can help. We know teenagers have busy and complex lives. School makes increasing demands on them, as do their social and...

Gina Roberts-Grey explains that double does not necessarily mean trouble when it comes to birthday celebrations. Having two children share the same birthday puts a strain on more than the budget. Parents and family members of twins know it is not always easy to make sure...

Team Taylor – why Swift’s brand works so well There is no escaping Taylor Swift, writes Louise Grimmer. Even if you try to ignore the star, she is currently everywhere.  On the airwaves, on playlists, streaming services, social media, in the news, on the big screen and...

The Australian Children’s Laureate Foundation (ACLF) proudly announces Sally Rippin as the 8th Australian Children’s Laureate, recognizing her outstanding contributions to children's literature. As Australia’s highest-selling female author, Sally has penned over 100 captivating books, including the beloved Billie B Brown series, captivating audiences worldwide with...

Are you sure you want Frozen again? You’ve already seen it 20 times!  Laura Scholes knows the feeling! Do you find your children asking to watch the same TV shows and movies or play the same video games over and over (and over again)? Perhaps you...

A parent has aired her concerns about a trailer seen recently by her children and what followed. In this month's Talking Point, the Children and Media organisation addressed a parent's distressing experience with TV content and the challenges parents face in monitoring what their children watch....

Nicolas Hamilton has cerebral palsy, writes Dr Sam John.  The Mercedes F1 team modified the seat, steering wheel and pedals to make it happen for him. When Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton shared a beautiful story of his brother Nicolas experiencing a professional F1 simulator, he...

Australia’s media classification system is no help to parents and carers. It needs a grounding in evidence, reports researchers Elizabeth Handsley and Fae Heaselgrave In the era of proliferating streaming platforms, choosing what to watch on family movie night can be hard. Parents have a greater need...

Spaniards love meat or seafood cooked in oil and garlic: garlic prawns, garlic chicken and garlic squid, writes Roberta Muir. I use beautiful southern calamari for this simple, tasty dish of calamares al ajillo as I love their delicate flesh, but you could use any squid,...