Why timeouts only prolong the problem

Meghan Leahy How do you discipline your child if timeouts don't work? Is there a better way? Meghan Leahy unpacks why they fail and why this approach works better.

Younger Kids

Knowing your child’s reading stage and how to help them

Ryan Spencer 9:49am Reading (and writing) is very much a developmental process, which can look very different for different children, regardless of their age.

Public school principals crack down on family holidays in term time

Principals say if parents want the best for their children, they will avoid holidaying during term time.

Alexandra Smith 10:42am Public school principals will crack down on family holidays during term time and parents now have to submit their itinerary and copies of plane tickets along with a justification of the benefit of their trip before removing their children from class.

Sick kids choose Sydney's top showbags

What’s with all the angry kids?

Why schools should ban homework

Lolly burnt 'hole' in boy's tongue

Older Kids

Brave nine-year-old to get award for quick thinking that saved his mum

Anna Williams 11:53am A New Zealand boy is being recognised for his bravery after he looked after his two younger sisters and called emergency services when his mother fell down the stairs.

Entertaining Kids

March: Family friendly movie reviews

Rob Lowing 4:13pm We review the films your kids and teens will be begging you to see this month and let you in on all the family-friendly details you need to know in advance.

The website selling your child's photos

Koppie Koppie: Dutch website teaching parents a lesson.

Livia Gamble 9:14am One website is going above and beyond to teach parents, who are perhaps a little less internet savvy, a painful lesson in privacy.

Princess Leia gets her own 'Star Wars' comic

'Adventure Time' movie given the green light from Warner Bros.

Be open to the impossible: Alice in Wonderland turns 150

‘Frozen Fever’ trailer is here

Family Life

4-year-old girl's last wish is to 'Shake It Off' with Taylor Swift

Livia Gamble 2:23pm After ten months of chemotherapy, radiation and surgery, doctors have said there isn't anything else they can do for Jalene Salinas, and now, all she wants is to meet and dance with her idol Taylor Swift.

The best resorts for children

Family-friendly: Jean Michel Cousteau Fiji Islands Resort.

Sheriden Rhodes 11:33am Here we highlight the properties around the world leading the charge when it comes to kids' clubs, engaging children's programs and bespoke activities for young guests.

Seven-year-old boy Tenshin Booby missing in Wagga Wagga

NSW Government backs down on pool fencing laws

Building a relationship with your step child’s mum

Parents farewell four-year-old Mitzi with 'Frozen' themed funeral


Beet berry burst

A burst of berries and beetroot create a delicious smoothie.

Reader reviews

Gluten free chocolate cupcakes

Gluten free chocolate cupcakes

Nicole Avery With many allergies, school rules and food restrictions to cater for these gluten free chocolate cupcakes may just fit the bill for you. They are nut free, gluten free and cane sugar free. They make a large batch, so perfect for taking into the classroom for your child’s birthday.

Reader reviews

Monte Carlo biscuits

Carrot and zucchini cake

Pumpkin loaf

Lunchbox-friendly date and sunflower seed balls

Peach and coconut crumble muffins

Lemon and Blueberry Streusel Loaf

VEGEMITE & Cheese Hot Cross Bun recipe

Oven baked meatballs in tomato sauce (gluten free)