LIVIA GAMBLE When doctors told Christiansen’s parents that their son only had weeks to live, they set out to grant him one last wish.
Michael Muskal A New Jersey teenager has lost the first round in her legal fight to get her parents to pay for college and living expenses in a case that is being closely watched because it deals with a seemingly universal conflict between parents and their teenagers.
KERRI SACKVILLE - ESSENTIAL KIDS A New Jersey teenager is suing her parents for school and college fees after they ceased payments as punishment for her refusal to play by their rules.
Marian Shakespeare Children and adopting parents are being cut adrift by a community services sector without funding for ongoing support.
The Boy Scouts of America's ban on gay adult leaders has resulted in The Walt Disney Company reneging on their funding commitments starting in 2015.
MATTHEW KNOTT Adopting a child from Taiwan, South Korea and Ethiopia will be automatically approved and recognised in Australia, Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced on Tuesday. Australia has automatically recognises full adoptions from Taiwan, South Korea and Ethiopia, Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced on Tuesday.
The Ikea Kura Bunk Bed is even more versatile than you might imagine. Here are 20 ways parents have modified this basic bed to suit their child's style.
LIVIA GAMBLE Quincy and Gracie Latkovski both love dancing. While Quincy has the ability of her legs to twirl around on stage, her nine-year-old sister, Gracie, has cerebral palsy and cystic fibrosis. But that didn't stop the pair from coming up with a winning dance routine.
Marissa Calligeros Court is shown undercover video footage of Brett Peter Cowan enjoying a meal of salt and pepper calamari as he confesses for the second time to the abduction and murder of Daniel Morcombe.
Patricia Tan Making time for your partner can seem impossible after kids, sex becomes a distant memory, and you spend each day running past your partner instead of with them. Here is how one mother and wife rediscovered her marriage.
Tim Barlass The traces of an 80-metre gum tree, from which a branch dropped killing schoolgirl Bridget Wright, were being removed from Pitt Town Public School by a chainsaw-wielding team of arborists.
Nick Toscano Hundreds of mourners have gathered on the Mornington Peninsula to farewell slain 11-year-old Luke Batty on Friday.
QUIRKY KID Organisation a foreign concept to your child? Never fear, here are some ways you can help them learn.
Bianca Wordley Do you struggle to get your kids to do chores? Or wonder what chores are actually age appropriate for them?
Everybody has to start somewhere, in his progression album; Jake Lockett has been keeping his artwork since he was a child. To see Jake's full portfolio visit his website. .
LIVIA GAMBLE Everybody has to start somewhere and Jake Lockett has a progression album, full of his art since childhood, to prove just how far he's come.
Blink and you'll miss it, these perfectly timed pictures would be hard to replicate.
CAROLYN TATE Truth be told, I would rather my kids played on their own so I could sip a latte on the park bench, but I’m a realist. Should it be my job to entertain everyone’s children too?
Marissa Calligeros In the case of Daniel Morcombe's alleged murder, like other homicide cases, it's a matter of timing.
Jane Shilling Should we give up on teaching children how to eat nicely?
Rania Spooner, John Silvester, Mex Cooper and Jessica Wright The father who bashed his 11-year-old son to death with a cricket bat at Tyabb before being fatally shot by police had a history of family violence and was the subject of an intervention order to keep away from the family home.
Jessica Wright Luke Batty, the 11-year-old victim of a fatal bashing which culminated in his father being shot by police, had just finished training with his cricket team on Wednesday night when the attack began.
Kids wear the darndest things. They love to mismatch, over-accessorize, dress up, dress down, or sometimes dress in ways that you couldn't have imagined.
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Julia Cahill Insisting on an apology after confrontation must be one of the cornerstones many families live by, but does forcing the issue work or is there an alternative that might lead to a more harmonious home?
JOSEPHINE TOVEY Aborigines were once barred from Moree pool. Now, high entry charges are having the same effect.
Lane Sainty A 12-year-old boy is in a critical condition after falling off a skateboard while holding on to a moving car driven by his father in Sydney's inner west.
Children vs child-free
PAUL CHAI Paul Chai on why it’s a question so many couples struggle to answer.
KERRI SACKVILLE "My kids are used to dealing with grief and loss. But my six year old’s distress is different. She is not concerned about other people dying; she is agonising over her own future demise," writes Kerri Sackville.
PAUL CHAI Don’t you hate it when a play date goes off the rails?
Nicole Thomson-Pride As these parents will tell you: it isn’t easy – but it is necessary – to let your children grow up and follow their dreams