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Reading is a complicated task and it can go wrong in many different ways.

Seven myths about dyslexia put to rest

Dyslexia is often poorly understood by the public, leading people to attribute a problem they have, like bad spelling, to dyslexia. Here are the most common misconceptions explained.
Mothers will often distance themselves from their adult children for the same set of reasons. 'Scissors' via www.shutterstock.com

Why do some moms cut ties with their kids?

The severing of what many consider an everlasting bond is more common than you'd think.
Young actresses Georgia Taplin, Bella Thomas, Sasha Rose and Molly Barwick share the title role in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Matilda The Musical. David Moir/AAP

Marvellous Matilda: the child on stage

Can you fake innocence? The four professional actresses playing Mathilda are part of a long tradition of idealised childhood.
The Wizard of Oz series was swept from US libraries in the 1930s and 1940s. Wikimedia

Sex and other reasons why we ban books for young people

When most people think of book censorship, they imagine political regimes and potentially book burning in Nazi Germany. What is little considered is that most books that have been challenged or banned are books for young people.
Nobody’s perfect – not you, and not your kids. And that’s OK. from www.shutterstock.com

Five things every guilty parent needs to know

Feeling guilty and out of your depth as a parent? You're not alone – and there are ways to turn the guilt you're feeling into positive changes for your family.
Minions, contrary to parental fears, have not been swearing at children – but why would that be a problem anyway? Daniel Go

Foul-mouthed Minions? Some myths about children and swearing

Parental concerns that Minions given as toys in McDonald's Happy Meals have been dropping the F-bomb raises an issue: how far – if at all – should we go to prevent children from exposure to "bad" language?

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