In the Advertiser this week, Business SA attested that SMEs would be overburdened should domestic violence leave become a new employee requirement.Read more
In yesterday’s Advertiser, Senator Birmingham extolled the virtues of his childcare reform. I agree that is desperately needed.Read more
I’m sure you heard yesterday that Education Minister Simon Birmingham wants to introduce mandatory phonics, literacy and numeracy standard tests for children in year one. Tests. For 6 year olds.
If you’re like me, you probably thought, “enough already - let our kids be kids.”
Following recent media stories about kids accidentally coming in contact with household poisons, Merrilyn Serong a Biologist and Mother, tells us the tales of bugs that in our homes and why it's better - for us and them - that we let them live.Read more
Why are early childhood educators walking off the job today?Read more
When American mothers wrapped their hair in red bandannas, hiked up their overalls and went to work on assembly lines during the Second World War their children were cared for in day-care centres.Read more
"I remember aspects of my pre-parent self that are so divorced from my current self I am constantly left to wonder... who am I, versus who was I? Am I still the same person? I’m not sure what or who I am anymore. Everything has changed. It seriously begs the question... who am I now that I am a parent?"Read more
Terry Page studies full-time and works up to 15 hours a week as a hairdresser but will struggle to pay medical and sporting bills for son, when she is transferred from the parenting payment to the lesser Newstart payment, in April.Read more
Did you know that children who received quality early learning received better NAPLAN results in an Australian study?
This is the second part of Associate Professor Susan Krieg's blog piece for The Parenthood.Read more