Growing up can be a testing time for children and their families. Here are some useful tips on how to avoid the growing pains so your child develops into a well-adjusted adult.
When the new classes are sorted out each year, some kids will find themselves separated from their best mates. Here's how to handle it.
VIDEO: Watch teachers talk about how you can decide if your child is ready to start Kindergarten.
If you have a child starting Kindergarten soon, here are some really useful printouts and articles to help you both.
Students from Australia Street Infants School show what happens during a typical day in their Kindergarten classroom.
If you have a child starting high school soon, here are some videos and articles to have you both ready to go!
VIDEO: Watch teachers talk about how to make your child's move in to high school less daunting for them and for you.
Year 7 students explain why teens shouldn't be worried about starting high school and how to get off to a great start in the first few days.
There are many ways to help your child thrive when they start 'big' school.
When it comes to changing schools it's more often the parents who worry the most while the kids just get on with. Here are a few tried and tested ways to help the family settle quickly
VIDEO:It's important to stay in regular contact with your school, to support your child's learning. Teachers explain why and how.
WEBCAST SERIES: Hosted by journalist and mum Rachel Friend, the School A to Z webcasts feature a panel of experts answering topical questions from parents.
AUDIO: Listen to Dr Melissa Kang, a senior lecturer at the University of Sydney and a specialist in adolescent health, chat with Rachel Friend on how to talk about sex with your child.
Parties are part and parcel of teenage social life and help mark the move from childhood to adulthood. Here are our tips to ensure your teen and their friends have fun but remain safe.
It's normal for some kids to feel anxious about going to camp. Here's how to help them enjoy the adventure with confidence.
Rachel Friend asks experts and parents of talented children how much of their success is from natural ability, and how hard we should push our kids to succeed.
Not all children are social butterflies and some need help to discover new friends.
Turning the snags at the school sausage sizzle or sewing sequins on costumes for the school play has far more value than parents realise.
When you start leaving your kids at home alone, make sure they have some guidelines to follow.
Find out how to manage your tween's rapidly expanding list of needs and personal demands.
If you haven't yet introduced yourself by name to your child's teacher or teachers, then what are you waiting for?
Dads who get involved in their kids' school life can give them a greater chance of doing well in the classroom and socially.
AUDIO: Listen to Dr Simon Longstaff from the St James Ethics Centre chat with James O'Loghlin on how to raise ethically aware kids.
Parents often ask what else they can do to help prepare their child for school. Here are some excellent ideas.
Does your child discuss topics like a pint-sized scholar? Or perhaps learnt to read before starting school? They may be gifted ... find out how to identify and support smart kids.
VIDEO: Children need to be taught resilience so they can deal with life's challenges.
VIDEO: Experts talk about how you can help your child broaden their ideas about work and career paths.
Find out why learning in the great outdoors is better for some kids and enter to win a family weekend at camp.