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

How can siblings have such different temperaments?

Armin Brott How could two kids raised in the same house by the same parents be such polar opposites?

Older Kids

Gender discrimination through my son's eyes

Miriam Porter 12:17pm Explaining to my son why girls and women don't have the same rights as boys and men is hard, since I don't fully understand it myself.

Entertaining Kids

Michelle Williams thanks Kristen Bell for changing Matilda's life

3:36pm Michelle Williams sends Frozen star Kristen Bell a note once a month to thank her for taking a stand against magazine editors who publish photos of stars and their kids.

Family Life

Nine-year-old boy approached by man in vehicle at Lake Cathie

Megan Levy 10:23am Police do not believe there is any link between reports that a man tried to entice a young boy into his car on the NSW mid north coast and the disappearance of toddler William Tyrrell.

10 ways to make love last

Keeping love alive: Making small changes will have a big impact.

Barton Goldsmith Having a good and long-lasting relationship isn't rocket science. By being loving and supportive, you can keep your foundation strong and build your dreams for the future. Here are some ways to help make that happen.

10 reasons Fiji is perfect for your next family trip

To the driver that nearly ran down my kids today

8-year-old 'Super Ewan' is helping the homeless in Detroit

100 surfers turn up to help grieving mum honour her son in Hawaii


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)