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Social Justice Parenting

Raising inclusive, empathetic and socially-conscious children is a goal for most parents. So, how can we achieve that? Dr Traci Baxley says it begins with you and the idea of social justice parenting.

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Raising Tweens

The tween years can be tricky. Not quite a teenager, but definitely not a little child anymore. Author and parent, Sarah Ockwell-Smith, gives her best tips on how to navigate parenting a tween.

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Maggie Dent: The Queen of Common Sense

The world of parenting has changed a lot since Maggie Dent grew up in the 1950s. But she reckons that the trauma of your own childhood often becomes your gift you give to the world. For her, that meant doing things very differently.

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how to talk to your kids so they will listen

Communicating with kids about their feelings can be tough, no matter how old your child is. To set you up for success, we're sharing ten tips from the best-selling parenting book, How To Talk so Kids Will Listen and Listen so Kids Will Talk.

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Boredom is Good for Kids

What if our quest to supercharge our children's lives is costing them an essential part of what it means to be a kid: boredom?

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ordinary kids

Celebrating our ordinary kids. Mandy Nolan tells us why.

There are lots of great benefits of having an ordinary kid. For one, you don’t have to drive them to sporting or dance events every weekend. You won’t spend empty hours in your car, sitting at the wheel in pitch black, wondering what the hell happened to your life while...

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