School-age Children

While toddlers and preschoolers need constant supervision, school-age children become gradually ready for more independence.  However, learning to make good choices and exercise self-discipline does not come easily for many.

10 tips for surviving school holidays

10 tips for surviving school holidays

While school holidays are a welcome break from the busyness of school routines, there is never a break from parenting. The following tips will help you have fun and connect with your kids so you...

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Online gaming and your children

Online gaming and your children

Parent Line receives thousands of calls from parents and carers who are concerned about their child’s online gaming. Concerns are wide-ranging, including worries about exposure to violent and...

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Some of the top concerns parents and carers with school-age children call us about are:


  • Transitioning to primary school
  • Building resilience
  • Technology use
  • Coping with emotions
  • Anxiety in kids
  • Discipline and positive parenting

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