Preschoolers

Zara pulls lookalike Holocaust shirt for children from sale

Katie Carlin Fashion retailer Zara has pulled a striped shirt for children featuring a yellow star from sale after complaints that the shirt resembled the prison uniform worn by concentration camps during the Second World War.

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Younger Kids

Barbie adds Instagram fashion blogger to her professional portfolio

Livia Gamble Barbie has had more than 150 careers but now the icon has joined Instagram as a fashion blogger for Fashion Week.

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Older Kids

Roald Dahl's 'The Witches', a one-man show

Linda Morris From Grand High Witch to wind-up mouse, Roald Dahl's beloved children's book The Witches gets a timely work-out.

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NAPLAN results are 'only a snapshot of how your child was going'

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Amy McNeilage An analysis of NAPLAN data reveals one in five 14-year-olds in NSW is performing so poorly in writing that they should be receiving targeted intervention.

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Why your child's grit could be more important than their IQ

Should music videos have age classifications?

How to handle bullies

Did you know Hello Kitty isn't a cat?

Entertaining Kids

'Mothers Grimm', a collection of stories about mothers of the imperfect kind

Linda Morris Remember the story of Hansel and Gretel? Author Danielle Wood transforms the dark woods into a childcare centre in her stories about the heartache of motherhood.

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Family Life

Taking a gap year with the kids

Jo Hartley 4:40pm Why more families are packing up their kids and travelling the globe for a gap year abroad or on the road.

Number of children not seen by DOCS has increased

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Anna Patty The latest state government figures show the number of vulnerable children at risk of serious harm who are not seen by a Department of Community Services caseworker has increased to a record 53,151 in NSW.

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Watch: Dads teach other dads how to do hair

American kids eat vegemite, react with absolute disgust

8-not-so-magical secrets as told by a former Disney princess

'Snowplough' parenting and other unhelpful parenting labels

Recipes

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.

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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.

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Broccoli Pesto Pasta with Walnut and Pancetta Crumble

Jaffa brownies

Chocolate pecan brownie cookies

Greek yoghurt dessert

French Style Lamb Shanks with Braised Lentils