A scholar and mother of a young child who is now working at home explores what's called the 'work-family conflict' – and finds that's the wrong label for the impossible choices faced by parents.
As schools and daycares are closed because of the coronavirus pandemic, academic mothers are finding themselves less able to conduct research and write articles.
The best way to avoid any family tensions at home is to know how to spot them building and then try to calm things down. Here are some tips on how to do that.
This real-time snapshot of the digital divide illustrates why education experts are concerned that school closures could increase achievement gaps.
Children on the autism spectrum find it difficult to learn independently and manage their time. Parents can use these 5 strategies to help their child learn from home during the COVID-19 shutdown.
Children are always brimming with curiosity about things that most adults take for granted.
These strategies for easing needle pain and fear make vaccinations and other injections easier for parents and children. They are simple and helpful for all ages, from infants to adults.
For many children, the pandemic means staying at home, not seeing friends or going to the playground. It's difficult to regulate emotions with so much going on. But there are ways parents can help.
Self-isolation and physical distancing only add to the problems for mothers with an intellectual disability who are at risk of failing to get the help they need.
People hate boredom. Some would rather get a painful shock than sit in a room with nothing to do for 15 minutes. But boredom spurs us on to create and can help focus our attention.
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