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Five ways to get teens to listen

Five ways to get teens to listen

Getting on the same page with young people is a challenge for many parents. Often they’ll listen to their friends, and even their friends’ parents, before they listen to their own parents.Read more

Children's birthday parties – cause for celebration or alienation?

Children's birthday parties – cause for celebration or alienation?

Helping kids manage the disappointment of missing out on a friend's birthday party invitation can be a pressing concern for parents of primary-aged kids. However, it's a real teachable moment for helping kids deal with rejection and disappointment, and on the flipside, for parents to teach kids how to issue invitations with sensitivity.Read more

Parent-teacher meetings - 10 top tips for parents

Parent-teacher meetings - 10 top tips for parents

Start of year parent-teacher meetings or interviews are a great opportunity not only to meet your child's teacher for the year, but to establish a positive parent-school partnership. Here's 10 tips for parents to maximise this valuable opportunity.Read more