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.
Finding joy and thriving through Christmas and the school holidays
These tips will help you to connect with your family and kids whilst taking care of your own needs, through Christmas and the school holidays.
Identifying and dealing with school-related anxiety
School-related anxiety is a complex and challenging issue that can cause a great deal of distress to families. But there are solutions and with support, most children and young people go back to a...
Tips for parents with children who are transitioning to primary school
Starting school will inevitably bring up a range of emotions for parents, carers and children. As parents and carers, we can support our children to manage these emotions by: Being aware that...
Top 5 issues affecting parents about their school-age children
We all know parenting can be a tough – but also extremely rewarding – job. At times, family life can be moving along well and at others, there may be challenges which push you and your child to your...
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...
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...
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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