Why timeouts only prolong the problem

Meghan Leahy How do you discipline your child if timeouts don't work? Is there a better way? Meghan Leahy unpacks why they fail and why this approach works better.

Younger Kids

How can siblings have such different temperaments?

Armin Brott How could two kids raised in the same house by the same parents be such polar opposites?

Older Kids

Preparing for when your presence will embarrass your child

Heidi Stevens It has come to my attention that I'll soon mortify my children.

Brave nine-year-old to get award for quick thinking that saved his mum

Brave boy: Quinn Morton-Sands, 9 phoned for help when mum Emma Sands had a serious fall.

Anna Williams A New Zealand boy is being recognised for his bravery after he looked after his two younger sisters and called emergency services when his mother fell down the stairs.

Unschooling: What is it and how one family does it

Is 13-year-old having panic attacks about school?

Contaminated berries could affect 100 schools

Should Aussie kids go on US-style summer camps?

Entertaining Kids

Michelle Williams thanks Kristen Bell for changing Matilda's life

3:36pm Michelle Williams sends Frozen star Kristen Bell a note once a month to thank her for taking a stand against magazine editors who publish photos of stars and their kids.

Parents concerned over Free TV plan to air adult content earlier

Protecting young eyes: What kids watch on television matters.

Jen Vuk 2:27pm Free TV has every right to grow and mould its business model but the cons of these proposals for those of us with young children aren’t insubstantial.

Ryan Phillippe opens up about about his daughter's depression

The Nintendo glitch that can wipe your child's data

March: Family friendly movie reviews

The website selling your child's photos

Family Life

10 ways to make love last

Barton Goldsmith 11:32am Having a good and long-lasting relationship isn't rocket science. By being loving and supportive, you can keep your foundation strong and build your dreams for the future. Here are some ways to help make that happen.


Beet berry burst

A burst of berries and beetroot create a delicious smoothie.

Reader reviews

Gluten free chocolate cupcakes

Gluten free chocolate cupcakes

Nicole Avery With many allergies, school rules and food restrictions to cater for these gluten free chocolate cupcakes may just fit the bill for you. They are nut free, gluten free and cane sugar free. They make a large batch, so perfect for taking into the classroom for your child’s birthday.

Reader reviews

Monte Carlo biscuits

Carrot and zucchini cake

Pumpkin loaf

Lunchbox-friendly date and sunflower seed balls

Peach and coconut crumble muffins

Lemon and Blueberry Streusel Loaf

VEGEMITE & Cheese Hot Cross Bun recipe

Oven baked meatballs in tomato sauce (gluten free)