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Time to talk puberty? Here are 10 strategies to help you get started

A guest post from Michelle Mitchell Most parents tell me that puberty wasn’t a subject[...]

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Innovative Education Reform Needs Common Sense and Genuine Consultation

As a former teacher, I am still deeply passionate about education. In 2013 I took[...]

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Navigating these crazy, crappy, uncertain times as a family

No matter where you are in the world right now there is still no sense[...]

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Helping our girls’ voices not be silenced in today’s world

Warning: this article contains some descriptions of sexual acts. I am a child of the[...]

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The beautiful truth about ‘favourites’ for boys and men.

Disclaimer: Gender is more fluid than fixed and while respecting biological, neurological and hormonal differences[...]

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Teen boys are hungry for fathers who can care and connect

“Young males rise to the occasion under the approval of men they respect. As fathers,[...]

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Nurturing the inner world of our children and teens

Many years ago, a 16-year-old student shared with me a story that left an indelible[...]

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More concern around consent training for teens to avoid more harm

**Warning: This article contains descriptions of sexual assault.** Schools around Australia are no doubt scrambling[...]

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Why we need much more than consent training in our schools to stop sexual assault

Warning: This article discusses sexual assault and uses sexual terms.  One of the main reasons[...]

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The importance of being heard

I have spent some time recently reflecting and pondering on the last 44 years. Since[...]

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The real value in pretend play

“Babies create hypotheses, test them and then relentlessly appraise their findings with the vigour of[...]

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The real truth about transitioning into pre-primary in Western Australia

“Children who are pushed too much, too soon, have a much higher chance of struggling[...]