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Australian teenagers are curious but have some of the most disruptive maths classes in the OECD, writes researcher Lisa De Bortoli Australian teenagers have more disruptive maths classrooms and experience bullying at greater levels than the OECD average, a new report shows. But in better news, Australian...

Do you know what’s the difference between ADD and ADHD? Asks Kathy Gibbs Around one in 20 people has attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It’s one of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders in childhood and often continues into adulthood. ADHD is diagnosed when people experience problems with inattention...

No cash, no play?  Vaughan Cruickshank, Brendon Hyndman and Tom Hartley dissect the costs and benefits of organised sport Many Australians have in recent years been impacted by the cost-of-living crisis, but what about sports participation? While many Australians and their children enjoy participating in sports, it can...

It's always hard to find interesting books for older readers because as they grow, they develop different interests and reading levels. It's also important to keep them interested and enjoying reading, particularly for older boys. Birdy by Sharon Kernot, pub. Text Publishing, p/b RRP$ 22.99. Ages...

  Elise Waghorn looks at how to get the balance right on extracurricular activities for your child. It’s a weeknight, parents rush through the door from work, grab a snack, and then speed off in various directions to children’s extracurricular activities. As they do, they are...

Blood protein could help detect delayed concussion recovery in children Researchers at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute have uncovered a promising finding that could change how we identify children at risk for prolonged concussion symptoms after an injury. What They Found: A specific blood protein called Alpha-1-antichymotrypsin (alpha-1-ACT)...

Explore boredom busters and educational activities to unlock the power of play in learning —and spend some unplugged time together as a family. Keeping kids learning outside of the classroom can sometimes be a challenge, but you can promote active off-screen engagement —both at home and...

Researchers Maria Nicholas, Andrew Skourdoumbis  and  Ondine Bradbury look at ways gifted students can be better supported now the NSW Government rolls out their new program. Earlier this month, the New South Wales government announced it would roll out programs for gifted students in every public school...