Katrina Dawson's daughter leaves heartbreaking note at Martin Place

Melanie Kembrey 9:35am Thousands of public tributes have been placed in Martin Place for the victims of the Sydney siege, but none of them are as personal or heartbreaking as this one.

Little Addie's dying wish

Terminally ill Addie Fausett, 6, has one Christmas wish.

Shaza Barbar As children wait for their presents this Christmas, one little girl is asking for a lifetime of Christmas cards for herself and her two sisters.

Punishing children will only make them lie more, study

How a bear is helping families facing cancer

OPINION: Should Santa's lap should be off limits?

6 lessons learnt from my language delayed children

Younger Kids

School apologises after replacing blind kid’s cane with a pool noodle

Rachel Clun A primary school in the United States has apologised, after taking away a blind eight-year-old's cane and replacing it with a pool noodle as a punishment.

Older Kids

Lego has made an Australian Christmas ad

Rachel Clun Lego has launched it's first local Christmas adveritising campaign, with a short video highlighting the joys of creativity.

One little girl's thoughtful letter to her teacher


Shaza Barbar Teachers may receive many cards and letters from their students but this supportive and thoughtful letter from one nine-year-old girl to her teacher has caught people's attention.


An open letter to Year 6 kids on their last day of primary school

Taliban attack on school in Pakistan kills dozens of students

What #illridewithyou can teach our kids

An apology for my youthful eye rolls

Family Life

Slender Man stabbing: Children to be charged as adults

Livia Gamble 6:45pm Two girls have been found competent to stand trial after stabbing a classmate earlier this year to please a fictional character, Slender Man.


Fast and fresh chicken lettuce cups

Nicole Avery This is an easy meal you can prepare quickly when you come in from activities with the kids after school. The simple but fresh ingredients give it great flavour and it can be easily adapted to use up any veggies you have in the fridge.

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Mango coconut ice cream

Mango coconut ice cream

Danielle Colley As the weather heats up this will be your new favourite way to cool down. It is dairy free, healthy, and delicious.

Reader reviews

Greek meatballs and tzatziki

Fish Tacos

Sweet potato salad

Wholefood choc mint slice

Reindeer Biscuits

Edible Christmas Gifts: Macadamia, apricot and white chocolate truffles