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?
It's important to ask nicely, because we should all try to be good people, but asking nicely won't guarantee a good outcome.
Q: We have four kids (8, 6, 4 and almost 1). The older kids are close and tend to do things together.
You might give older children some tasks - finding some of the items on your shopping list or helping put the groceries into bags - so they don't become bored and start to look for a quick-fix treat to overcome their discomfort.
As parents, many of us are used to receiving disapproving stares and judgmental comments from strangers when our kids are being kids – and just how shaming it can feel.
Kids will often be stubborn, argumentative and destructive - and getting them to calm down, listen and behave with consideration can be an uphill struggle.
In schools, the response to kids who misbehave has remained much the same for generations: punish them.
There's nothing quite like the feeling of being centre-stage in a public place when your child has an epic meltdown. Would harnessing the power of the village – even if it's made up of strangers – help in these situations?
Our kids are still a work in progress when it comes to cooling their jets, but there are ways to help them handle their emotions.
Do you have a child who is an angel at school, only to come home and wreak havoc on the family?
Nagging gets bad press, but researchers have come out on the side of nagging and I couldn't be more thrilled, writes Jenna Price.
Anyone who has parented a teenager (or been a teenager, for that matter) will understand that getting them up in the morning can be somewhat challenging.