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Equipping families to better support teenagers Monash University and headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation have joined forces to introduce an online parenting program aimed at bolstering parents' capacity to care for their teenagers' mental well-being. With research from headspace indicating that 80% of young people aged...

Young Australians increasingly get news from social media, but many don’t understand algorithms, write researchers Tanya Notley, Michael Dezuanni and  Sora Parr. Adults might assume young people are not engaged in current affairs. But our survey reveals most Australian children and teenagers have a significant interest in...

Parenting teenagers is more challenging than ever. A new book by Eileen Berry, called Teens 101 combines all her previous guides into a compendium covering all the bases about being a teen. Now, more than ever, parents are looking for support and guidance. Known for its...

New research unveiled on the occasion of headspace Day has revealed a concerning trend among young Australians. It appears that a significant portion of our youth prefers to grapple with their emotional issues in solitude, often driven by apprehensions about societal judgment. The implications of this...

Due to the increasing stressors within society,  writes Dr Marg Rogers, more parents and carers are reporting their child has been affected by trauma. The child (and possibly family members) may have been exposed to trauma through: refugee experiences (e.g. war, terrorism, famine, dangerous journeys, persecution, detention...

Kate Toon looks at how she banished her parenting guilt and enjoyed establishing a new business. The sun is setting in my back garden and I’m talking to Barry in my Facebook group. Barry doesn’t understand some aspects of marketing and I’m trying to explain it...

Every parent should be concerned about the well-being of all children, especially those in state care. New Victoria Legal Aid (VLA) data shows that criminal charges are laid against at least two out of every five of their clients placed in residential care within 12 months...

Children and Media Australia's President, Prof. Elizabeth Handsley, has partnered with Dr Kim Le, child and adolescent psychiatrist, in a new podcast, 'Outside the Screen '. To help parents and families decide what's going to be best for the children and young people in their lives,...