EDITOR’S PICKS

  • This isn’t to say the availability of “on demand” cultural content isn’t a good thing reports Caroline Wilson-Barnao  Lecturer, The University of Queensland. At “normal” times it can allow people to virtually visit exhibitions or enjoy performances they can’t access in real life. Online presentations...

  • So you’ve been asked to work from home. Robin Price and Linda Colley look at what are your employer’s responsibilities, and what are yours? Doing so usually requires changing aspects of your relationship with your employer. What it doesn’t change is that your relationship is...

  • It’s about flexibility and boundaries reports Ruchi Sinha It’s hard enough juggling a job with parenthood when you’ve got young kids. But what do you do when social-distancing policies mean you’ve all been sent home? This is the reality many families now face. Schools have...

  • Your guide to the ultimate family movie night (or day) when in lockdown mode. Now we dont want to encourage more screen time – definitely not- but there might be a time you need to change down the adrenaline and try for some quiet time!...

  • These great ideas to keep kids from becoming socially isolated have come from Nicole Fabian-weber and the care.com  website for the caregiver community. During this pandemic, when we need each other most, we’ve been forced into isolation. To say it’s ironic is an understatement. And...

  • As the number of schools in Australia have shut after students and staff tested positive for COVID-19 and may not open after the school holidays  David Roy  looks at the role parents will need to help their kids learn at home. Many parents are keeping...

Celebrating Mothers

  • If you have a baby, Karleen Gribble and Nina Jane Chad report you may be worried about them catching the coronavirus, particularly after media reports of an Australian infant diagnosed with it. The good news is, the evidence so far is babies almost never get...

  • Erica Sharplin wonders if we should be teaching our children to take ‘no’ for an answer. Can I have one Mum?” “No. Not now.” “Please Mum.” “No. I said not now. It’s nearly lunchtime.” “Ple-ease!” “I said no! Now stop bugging me about it!” “Please,...

  • The village is most welcome to help raise her child, writes Maxine Clarke, but through practical gestures, rather than unconstructive heckling. For a few short months, I was completely content with the new-found public interest in my condition. Even a few pats on the tummy...

  • Jeanie Baxter strives to move beyond the boundaries set by the early death of her mother. This year, I am older than my mother ever was. I am living in time that she never experienced. I watch my eldest daughter move into her mid-teens and...

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