Tax on soft drink the most effective policy against childhood obesity, finds study

Livia Gamble The answer to childhood obesity lies in placing a tax on sugar sweetened beverages, according to a new study.

Younger Kids

Fourth recall of dangerous Ikea children's product

Beau Donelly Swedish furniture giant Ikea has issued an urgent recall for a defective children's swing that may break and cause serious injury, its fourth product safety recall of a dangerous children's product this year.


Older Kids

Do parents know what's best for schools?

Jennifer Chesters Victorian Education Minister Martin Dixon semms convinced that giving parents' councils more power will result in better outcomes but Jennifer Chesters suggests otherwise.


School organises training session for girls with 'Lingerie League'

Lingerie football

Catherine Rodie A South Australian high school invited the ‘Lingerie League’ – a sport where women play football in their bikinis - to practice with their female year nine students.

How to stop homophobic bullying in schools

Spring school holiday guide 2014

School system worse now than when Gonski wrote report

Encouraging independence: why I am preparing my daughters to be single women

Entertaining Kids


Teens make tampon video game to destigmatise periods

Hannah Francis Two teenage school girls are tackling sexism in the gaming industry with their own video game that features tampons instead of weapons.



Greek yoghurt dessert

Nicole Avery This recipe really provides an excellent alternative to ice cream as dessert for the family. It takes only minutes to make and it tastes delicious!

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