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How to approach your child’s teacher

It is difficult to know when to contact your child’s school for feedback on their progress. While you don’t want to be too needy...

5 things to consider before you hire a tutor for your child

Private tutoring is a growing business, with people spending hundreds of billions of dollars. But is it worth it? And how does a person...

How to make reading fun – and part of life beyond the school room

The love of reading is one of the greatest gifts an adult can give to a child. Pragmatically, reading proficiently helps with school work....

The true value of dance classes for kids

Dance classes seem to be a part of many children’s lives. This is because parents recognise the benefits a dance class can provide: physical...

Fun books for little adventurers

From happy family bears, to extinct birds to extraordinary mythical creatures, this selection of wonderfully entertaining books will keep your kids riveted at bedtime....

Mindful reading for parents today

A book that embraces wisdom, compassion, and serenity, Mindfulness for Children (Jonathan Ball Publishers) is superb reading that gears four-to-11-year-olds to quieten their minds...

Why screen time for babies, children & adolescents needs to be limited

There is increasing concern about the amount of time children and adolescents are spending in recreational screen time. There’s also increasing controversy over whether...

Curious Kids: Should I be scared of lightning?

Curious Kids is a series for children in which we ask experts to answer questions from kids. Should I be scared of lightning? (Callan, 10,...

A-Z of popular parenting books

Every parent can use a helping hand. Check out the following trusted reads to get you through the toughest times.       How to Talk So Kids...

How imaginary friends could boost children’s development

Psychologists first became interested in imaginary friends in the early 19th century because they feared they could be a sign of emotional unstability or...