Preschoolers

Little Addie's dying 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.

Younger Kids

In defence of accelerating gifted children

Linda McIver Only you can decide whether your child needs to be accelerated, writes teacher, Linda McIver.

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How I talked to my six-year-old about the Sydney siege

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Linda Anderson Talking to your kids about the tragic events that have unfolded in Sydney in the past two days is challenging. A mother shares how she shared the news with her daughter.

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No Gender December: 'blame toymakers'

NSW schools to make their results public

How to create DIY Christmas wrapping paper

Kindergarten teachers in a class of their own

Older Kids

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

Maria Tedeschi 4:22pm Yesterday was tough. We can see that. You’ve finished your time at primary school and it’s an end you probably didn’t ask for.

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Taliban attack on school in Pakistan kills dozens of students

Relatives of a student, who was injured during an attack by Taliban gunmen on the Army Public School, comfort each other outside Lady Reading Hospital in Peshawar.

Saad Khan and Jibran Ahmad Taliban insurgents have killed at least 140 people, most of them children, after storming an army-run school in Pakistan. Warning: images may be disturbing.

What #illridewithyou can teach our kids

An apology for my youthful eye rolls

Study shows public schools beat private rivals in HSC comparison

Conversations I never had with my mother

Entertaining Kids

David Arquette buys $14K diamond ring for daughter Coco

Rachel Clun 3:45pm No Christmas present is too big for your 10-year-old daughter, especially if you're a celebrity.

Recipes

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.

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Greek meatballs and tzatziki

Fish Tacos

Sweet potato salad

Wholefood choc mint slice

Reindeer Biscuits

Edible Christmas Gifts: Macadamia, apricot and white chocolate truffles