Does your child worry about the simplest of things? Does he or she get upset easily? Do they seem to have empathy beyond their young years? Chances are you have a sensitive little soul on your hands.
Kimberley O'Brien tells you how you can help kids rule out the negatives life throws at them and find the positive influences they need to function better each day.
Most teenagers have a relatively smooth path to adulthood, with just the occasional bump along the way. And there are things parents can do to ease the way.
It's easy to feel shocked and saddened in the wake of Donald Trump's shock victory in the US presidential election. More than that – it's easy to feel scared. So what an earth should we tell our kids?
A recent trip to Europe with my kids, forced me to think about how Australia treats children.
President Barack Obama has revealed that while his daughters, Malia, 18, and Sasha, 15, have already started dating, he's feeling "pretty relaxed" about it – for two good reasons.
Despite my best efforts to discourage it, my son has always been somewhat trigger-happy.
Last night at our weekly sporting game my son endured a further two comments about his size on top of the thousands he has copped in his lifetime.
The title of this article might trigger self-satisfied smiles among first-borns, and some concerns among the rest of us.
We need to be more careful about not letting our kids be negatively impacted by the 24/7 news cycle.
I request, I encourage, I plead, I demand, I reward - but nothing changes.
Ever since he was a toddler, my son has had long hair. And by long I mean shoulder length – not Rapunzel.
Teachers and parents are struggling with a rise in teenagers pushing themselves so hard to be perfect, that they risk their mental health and, ironically, their academic success.