Dads have taken over TikTok since social isolation began. More than a way to kill time at home, laughter and fun dancing times can build family bonds, reduce stress and cultivate a resilient mindset.
Through cooking children learn maths and comprehension skills, as well as how to be confident. Research also shows involving children in cooking helps them eat more healthily.
A family therapist and childhood development expert encourages parents and others raising kids to focus on the 4 R's: routines, rules, relationships and rituals.
Parents are children's first and most influential educators. They can turn ordinary moments into important learning experiences.
Family stress can go through the roof when managing social isolation or pandemic anxiety. A researcher of parent-child relationships offers practical tips to make time together more enjoyable.
Research shows smartphone use disrupts an essential facet of human connection – eye contact.
A psychologist specializing in parenting offers tips to help children self-motivate while at home during the coronavirus crisis.
Co-parenting in the time of COVID-19 has thrown up a whole set of new challenges, including potential disagreements over who the child spends time with and whether they should attend childcare.
Around 20,000 students are homeschooling in Australia. It's a different form of schooling to learning from home while schools are shut due to COVID-19. But homeschooling does provide some tips.
Multiplayer games can inspire creativity and sustain children's friendships while sheltering at home
How does a family of five with different priorities and attention spans get work done and still have fun in the same small space?
Parent are legally obliged to ensure their child attends school. But fining parents is usually a last resort.
Many school kids may be studying from home as their schools have closed or they need to isolate themselves for other reasons. Parents won't need to be teachers, but more teachers' aids.
Families may want to relax some of their usual rules for digital media use due to social distancing. But keeping bedtime screen-free still makes sense.
There are ways to use tech to help kids learn, explore their interests and get creative.
Families should establish new daily routines, avoid bombarding children with current events or exposing them to misinformation, and practice basic methods that keep anxiety in check.
If your child is staying at home for long periods due to the coronavirus outbreak, there are many ways you can help sustain their mental and physical well-being.
The school playground is not just a place to have fun. It's an important space to claim power and this is often done through violence.
It's natural for children to be aware of the stress adults may be feeling about the COVID-19 pandemic. Child psychologists offer some practical advice for parents on how to talk to their kids.
Encouraging kids to complete their work can be tough for families managing full-time work and family obligations on a tight budget. And that's true even when schools are operating normally.