Pre-schoolers' drawings can predict future intelligence

Catherine Rodie Scientists at Kings College London claim that four-year-olds’ drawings can be used to predict future intelligence - here is what they discovered.


Younger Kids

Seven-year-old turns his mum in to police

Rachel Clun 8:55am An American mum was arrested after her seven-year-old son told their landlord she was cooking methamphetamine in her car.

10 things my children have taught me

Taking time to learn not just teach is one of the many privileges of parenthood.

Thuy Yau Do you get so caught up in raising your children that you forget that they have lessons to teach you too? Here are ten life lessons one mum has learnt from her kids.

Private school education doesn't help kids later in life

Robin Williams honoured in moving Lego tribute by Aussie fan

'Guardians of the Galaxy' fans desperate for dancing baby Groot

Book Week costume ideas

Older Kids

Are scary stories all part of growing up?

Jennifer Morton 3:26pm When my eight-year-old son came home from school with a dark tale, I felt concerned. With eyes as big as saucers he told the story of a little girl who stumbled upon a dead body in the woods. Nearby, lived Slenderman.


Ban trashtastic bad sports parents from the sidelines

Bad sport parents should be sidelined.

Karen Hardy Are the dysfunctional families on America’s 'Toddlers and Tiaras' more similar to Aussie parents on the sporting field sidelines than we’d care to admit?

Report finds Victorian teachers must learn to set quality homework

Fairfax launches Boots for Kids

How to be your teen's career coach

Two little girls vs. action figures

Entertaining Kids


Cate Blanchett to star in new Jungle Book film

Cate Blanchett has joined the cast of the upcoming adventure tale Jungle Book: Origins.

Family Life

New South Wales

Fancy a slumber party at IKEA? Now you can

Annie Dang 2:55pm Need a place to stay? Why not spend a night at IKEA for free. You won't even need an Allen key.


Apple energy balls

Nicole Avery These are a very easy snack to make and are perfect for the kids' lunches as they are nut and gluten free.

Reader reviews

Cauliflower fried rice

Cauliflower fried rice

Nicole Avery This dish is an easy way to get lots of veggies into the kids. It tasted terrific cold as well, so leftovers (if there is any!) can go to school in the lunch box as well.

Reader reviews

Broccoli Pesto Pasta with Walnut and Pancetta Crumble

Jaffa brownies

Chocolate pecan brownie cookies

French Style Lamb Shanks with Braised Lentils

Sticky Asian Shanks