The best-selling author of the Tomorrow series is also a teacher and school principal. His new book The Art of Growing Up has many truths on raising children, but also many contradictions.
Seven to 10 days in bed with a high fever and rash is the best outcome you can expect if your child catches measles. Brain damage or death is the worst.
Does beer help a new mother's milk come in? Does 'pumping and dumping' allow you to drink and breast-feed? A doctor sorts the evidence from the myth.
It is possible for teenagers to be addicted to screen-time activities such as video gaming. It is also possible for parents to do something about it.
Most Australians exceed the guidelines for screen time, and most parents feel guilty about the time their child spends on the screen. But not all screen time is bad. Content matters.
Children's show Bluey is not just a gem of Australian art - its messages are also remarkably consistent with scientific literature on parenting.
What was once imagined as a time of exploration and reinvention has become marked by financial and emotional strain.
When there is no "village" to help raise a child, parents often turn to baby books for guidance — but they don't always hold the best advice.
Parenting: attachment is not, and has never been, the only way.
When can a donor be a legal parent? The latest High Court ruling doesn't make it clear how much involvement a donor needs to have.
ParentsNext requires places like libraries and public pools to monitor parents' attendance at activities. This undermines their role as spaces of inclusion and support.
Adults must let go of their fears of injury and kidnapping. Children need free outdoor play to build physical immunity, psychological health, executive functioning and social skills.
Our children can't continue to grow up in a world where only women raise them, either at home or in early care and learning.
Parents want their children to be kind to animals, but a hug looks very different to a frightened dog.
When children are being clingy, they're communicating their feelings. This is normal and healthy. Parents can help by acknowledging the feelings that come with their child's behaviour.
The World Health Organisation has classified gaming disorder as an addiction. But it involves more than just playing videogames for hours on end. Here's how to spot it and what you can do about it.
US schools now collect detailed data on their students. But teachers and parents need to think carefully about how that data is used – and what it shows, or doesn't show, about a student.
A doctor argues that breastfeeding should be encouraged, but not at the expense of a mother's mental health.
Nearly half of teens say the effect of social media is neither positive nor negative on them; it is just life as they know it. So let's support them through the highs and lows.
Apps these days allow parents to track their children. An expert explains, why these technologies should be a reason for worry if you are a parent,