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    Cruising offers parents plenty of me-time, with kid’s clubs and endless fun activities to ensure young guests are entertained around the clock.

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    Creating these wholefood delights is not a green light to devour the entire thing, but it is certainly a healthier version of your favourite choc mint slice.

    Wholefood choc mint slice
  • When children abuse their parents

    The issue of child-to-parent abuse is rarely acknowledged. It is given little attention in discussions around domestic violence, even though it represents a serious risk for many families.

    Trapped by your own child.
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    Titled "Burn," the trailer is a heart-pounding teaser full of gunshots, explosions and burning buildings.

    The final action-emotion-packed trailer is here.

Preschoolers

My kid is scared of Halloween

Amy Joyce Here are five tips to help ease your child into Halloween if you find they are a little bit sensitive to the scarier aspects of the celebrations.

Younger Kids

Kids turn out in least-expected ways

Lori Borgman Do you ever look at your kids and wonder if you were given the wrong ones at the hospital? Lori Borgman ponders how far the apple can fall from the tree.

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Older Kids

Lonely Planet for young adventurers

KATE GEENTY Lonely Planet is aiming to grab adventurers at a young age, with a new series of books aimed at readers five and up.

When children abuse their parents

Trapped by your own child.

Victoria Birch 12:05pm The issue of child-to-parent abuse is rarely acknowledged. It is given little attention in discussions around domestic violence, even though it represents a serious risk for many families.

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Five science 'facts' schools are teaching that are dead wrong

Gluten-free doesn't mean grain free

Importance of involving kids' in the creative design process

Walmart under fire for 'fat girl section'

Family Life

Foster parents need more support to care for vulnerable children

Morag McArthur 4:42pm Foster carers are often not adequately supported – both financially and emotionally – to care for some of Australia’s most vulnerable children.

Recipes

Halloween

Apple ogre mouths

Nicole Avery Funny to look at great to taste, kids will love these apple ogre mouths.

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