Here are the reasons why up to 14 per cent of parents continue to choose private education over public schools across the country.
While this case of Bondi run-away Michelle Levy ended happily, it has highlighted an issue that many parents find themselves facing: how do you respond when your child threatens to run away from home?
Here is the real sticky wicket with physical punishment: It works amazingly well when you want short-term results but striking a child is a sign of lack of control, not authority.
This week, an ex-dean of Stanford University claimed that helicopter parenting was ruining a generation of children.
It's an unhappy truth: At some point in your child's life, it is likely that he will be bullied or be a bully.
There are things we have to let up on as parents, and here are three good places to start.
Why do so many parents remain stubbornly wedded to the fear that children are "spoiled" by too much praise?
Do you let your six-year-old navigate public transport alone? What about sending a two-year-old to run errands at the local store?
It could have been a very awkward conversation prompted by an inquisitive little girl's question.
Staff and parents are finally making choices to allow primary students to climb trees again, to roll down grassy banks, and to-do handstands and cartwheels again because not only is that good for children physically, it helps build resilience.
She might only be six years old, but this little girl knows exactly she wants: her mum and dad to be friends.
Sometimes, for parents, a little white lie can be amusing.