• A generation without chores

    We want our kids to spend time doing things that promote their likelihood of success but we have gotten away from encouraging chores, which is a proven predictor of these outcomes.

    Don't discount the importance of chores ...
  • Marvel kills off an iconic character

    An executive editor at Marvel said the idea to kill off a central character came from Marvel’s annual creative event.

    Marvel kills off a central character.
  • 'No we're not child-friendly'

    The operators of The Little French Cafe have received both applause and criticism after posting a 'housekeeping' announcement on the cafe's Facebook page.

    Enfants terribles: The Little French Cafe has won support and criticism for its stance on children.
  • 'The Blinky Bill Movie' is in the works

    The mischievous character Blinky Bill is making a comeback.

    'The Blinky Bill Movie' will be out next year.
  • When your daughter makes Barbie a killer

    If your daughter told you that Barbie murdered her parents would you be amused or seriously concerned? Kerri Sackville shares how playing with Barbie took a hilariously scary turn for the worst.

    If this little girl's Barbie is anything like 'Homeless Barbie' we can see why she's so scared.

Preschoolers

Newcastle cafe's Facebook post sparks debate over children in coffee shops

Mel McMillan 9:32am The operators of The Little French Cafe have received both applause and criticism after posting a 'housekeeping' announcement on the cafe's Facebook page.

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Does your preschooler refuse to dress themselves?

Does your child spend more time playing with their clothes than putting them on?

Catherine Rodie This mum of two preschoolers was delighted to hear that Adam Mansbach, the writer behind 'Go the f**k to sleep' released a new book about eating but the one she really needs is: Just put your f**ing clothes on!

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Kinetic Sand: You will be as addicted as your kids

Five things I have not taught my kids and it is okay

Top four challenges of raising boys

Girl, 4, hands out heroin at day care

Younger Kids

Parenting when you have a different religion to your partner

Rashida Tayabali 11:17am Do you have a different faith to your partner? This often poses its own unique set of challenges when raising kids. Here is how some families make it work.

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Skylanders Trap Team review

The high-quality of the Skylanders franchise has continued with Trap Team.

Amber Robinson 10:12am If your child is already a fan of the Skylander games they will love Trap Team. The family-friendly video game is available on multiple platforms, making it a serious contender this Christmas.

When your daughter makes Barbie a killer

Healthy Halloween treats for kids

This 8-year-old could crush you in a dance competition

Early intervention key for NSW's poorest schools

Older Kids

A generation without chores

Richard Rende 2:39pm We want our kids to spend time doing things that promote their likelihood of success - personal, academic, and eventually professional - but we have gotten away from encouraging chores, which is a proven predictor of these outcomes.

Soft drink warning sign deters teens from drinking

Is this the answer to deterring teens from drinking sugar-laden beverages?

Catherine Rodie A warning sign highlighting how far you would have to walk to burn off the calories in a soft drink dramatically deterred teens from purchasing the sugar-laden beverage.

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8 girls that are changing the world

Principal says school doesn't work for most kids

Watch: Dance company's powerful anti-cyber bullying video

Things modern kids do that we never did

Family Life

How to build your own village as an expat

Julia Cahill 1:51pm The expression ‘it takes a village to raise a child’ assumes of course that parents live within a community where they have a support network to rely on but what if you don't? Can you build your own?

Recipes

Chia breakfast cups

Danielle Colley These delicious chia pots can be made the night before and be ready to grab, throw on some yoghurt and berries and eat on the go.

Reader reviews

No bake carrot cake balls

No bake carrot cake balls

Nicole Avery Ever feel like cake, but want a healthier option? Then make up a batch of these delicious and healthy no bake carrot cake balls. They taste like carrot cake, but don't need to be baked and they are gluten, dairy and egg free.

Reader reviews

Spring lamb pilau

Parmesan and poppy seed shortbread

Greek yoghurt dessert

Halloween: Apple ogre mouths

Halloween: Spooky orange and black fruit kebabs