It’s easy to get hot and bothered during a family Christmas. But the science of gratitude can help you not only cope, but enjoy, the festive season.
If your family Christmas usually involves annoying relatives and unwanted presents, here's how to be grateful and actually enjoy what the festive season brings.
Boredom has historically been an emotion both viewed as an enemy and embraced for its possibilities.
Scholars link the emergence of the term boredom to European industrial modernity, and the standardization of time, repetitive labour and development of leisure time associated with it.
Children from poorer families are more likely to be lonely and hungry during the summer holidays.
School's out – but are the holidays equally enjoyable for all young people, or a time when inequality is magnified?
Forget the "summer slide" here's how you can help your child learn more over the summer holidays.
Naps have many benefits, including improving memory, reaction times and mood
The benefits of naps are similar to those experienced after consuming caffeine, but without the side effects of caffeine dependence and possibly disrupted sleep at night time.
It’s important to keep your kids occupied during the holidays, not just for your sanity, but also for their education.
It's important to keep your kids active and learning during the holidays, not just for your sanity, but also for their education.
Food glorious food – not for all children.
But holiday clubs can help.
Indulge in delicious seasonal vegetables and fruit to celebrate summer with friends and family.
Healthy eating can still be delicious! Limit dietary blowout by going into the Christmas and holiday period with a plan.
These are the books to read with your children this summer.
From the informative to the whimsical to the flat out hilarious, here are ten Australian books to keep your child's brain active through the holidays.
As the years advance, time flies faster. Here's why.
Pick a book that your child will find entertaining.
Children who fail to read regularly during long breaks from school will often see their reading ability drop. Here's how to keep kids engaged in reading.
It’s time to pick up that favourite book and get reading.
A selection of some of the best books to share between children and parents on the topic of family and friends.
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Hell is not, as Sartre suggested, other people – it’s a holiday without books. So if you want a real break on your travels, take note.
Play is good for kids and for adults – so why do we try so hard to cordon it off from work?
The summer holidays are well and truly over. The magic of Christmas is back in its box. Sales of champagne have plunged. The customary dribble back to work across the stretch of January, and now early…
A key feature of casual employment is the lack of leave entitlements – including holiday pay.
Craig Sunter (Thanx a Million !)
The idea of the “summer break” is part of the Australian psyche. But as you hurtle towards the holidays, with the thought of a well-earned rest sustaining you through the frenzy of end-of-year deadlines…