Mum creates colouring book to show her son superheroes cry too

Livia Gamble When cartoonist Linnéa Johansson’s three-year-old son Caspian was holding back tears because Superman doesn’t cry, she decided to do something about it.

Younger Kids

Health Check: the good and bad of Easter eggs, chocolate and hot cross buns

Clare Collins These days we don’t have much restraint when it comes to eggs made out of chocolate, but how many regular hen eggs are okay to eat? And what about the other Easter favourite: the hot cross buns?

When one child’s rules are different than the others


Wendy Bradford This has been the hardest part of parenting so far: having one child with special needs for whom the rules are different than the other two.

Fun things for kids to do in the dark

How to discipline your children without rewards or punishment

Cubby houses: Designer cubby houses auctioned to help kids at risk of homlessness

Easter word search puzzle

Older Kids

When your husband bullies your son

Meghan Leahy As someone who has worked with children and families for 17 years, I see a man (your husband) who is beginning to fulfill the definition of a bully and worse, someone who is emotionally abusing his son.

Entertaining Kids


Pac-Man takes over Google Maps this April Fools' Day

Hannah Francis 11:06am The classic arcade game comes to city streets around the world.


Family Life

Mum's apology for her two children's "obnoxious" behaviour goes viral

Livia Gamble 11:25am When Kyesha Smith Wood found out her children had been “rude and obnoxious” during a screening of Cinderella, what she did next surprised everyone.

Finding work-life balance for the 'sandwich' generation


Judi Light Hopson, Emma H. Hopson and Ted Hagen Are you juggling the responsibilities of parenting teenagers, helping adult children and grandchildren, plus looking after your aging parents, too? If so, you've got a full plate.

'I want a slushie': 4-year-old girl leaves her home at 3am in search of frozen drink

The 50 best family holiday destinations

Fears over childcare out-of-pocket costs

Fiji: the ultimate family destination


How to make a Peppa Pig cake

Danielle Colley Have you had a request for a Peppa Pig cake? Here is how to make one for your child's next birthday.

Popcorn slice

Popcorn slice

Nicole Avery This slice is a big hit with the kids. It is super easy to make, requiring only three ingredients. It makes a large slice, so is perfect for those days when you have lots of kids visiting to play.

Reader reviews

Beet berry burst

Gluten free chocolate cupcakes

Monte Carlo biscuits

Carrot and zucchini cake

Pumpkin loaf

Gluten-free, low-sugar hot cross buns

Easter rocky road