Health & Nutrition more articles

Ban trashtastic bad sports parents from the sidelines

Karen Hardy Are the dysfunctional families on America’s 'Toddlers and Tiaras' more similar to Aussie parents on the sporting field sidelines than we’d care to admit?

McDonald's home delivery expands across Australia

Jane Holroyd McDonald’s home delivery service is being expanded across Australia following the apparent success of the first trial in Sydney’s North Parramatta, and ...


8-year-old makes sure his disabled brother finishes kiddie triathlon

Rachel Clun This eight-year-old from Idaho pushed and pulled his disabled little brother Lucas through each stage of a kiddie triathlon so he wouldn't miss out.


Behaviour & Discipline more articles

6 things parents only say to their firstborn child

Megan Blandford Are you a firstborn? How many of these did your parents say to you growing up and do you find yourself repeating them now to your own firstborn child?

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An open letter to my kids

Kerri Sackville - Essential Kids And to everyone else who thinks I don’t have a right to complain about how hard motherhood is because it was ‘my choice’.


Keeping silent when you should have spoken up

Andrew Daddo The regret of keeping silent when you know someone is in the wrong stays with you long after the event, as Andrew Daddo discovered.

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Development Development for Older Kids

Are scary stories all part of growing up?

Jennifer Morton 3:26pm When my eight-year-old son came home from school with a dark tale, I felt concerned. With eyes as big as saucers he told the story of a little girl who ...


When your child struggles with perfectionism

Quirky Kid How a child’s desire to do their best can spiral into an all-encompassing, all-consuming strive for flawlessness.

How to talk to kids about suicide

Kerri Sackville How does one explain suicide to a child? It is a concept that many adults do not understand and no parent wants their child to associate ‘being in pain’ ...

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Education more articles

Report finds Victorian teachers must learn to set quality homework

Benjamin Preiss Teachers, you have a new assignment - learning to set better homework.

Fairfax launches Boots for Kids

Tom Decent Boots for Kids is a campaign asking Fairfax Media readers to donate footy boots at the end of the season, so we can get them to indigenous kids in rural ...


How to be your teen's career coach

Tiffany Dunk In today’s school system, the pressure is on for teens to choose their career path years before they’re ready to leave the classroom.


Teens more articles

The program reducing teen pregnancies

Tina Griego Birth rates and abortions among teens aged 15 to 19 are decreasing rapidly in Colorado; results that are being credited to a new program so simple many ...


Australia's first sexting laws to be introduced

Henrietta Cook People who send or threaten to distribute explicit images without consent could soon be charged, with the Napthine government introducing Australia's ...

Teen's clever plan to stop cyberbullies

Letitia Rowlands She may only be 13-years-old, but US schoolgirl Trisha Prabhu has come up with a unique way to force teenagers to think before they post.


Activities & Worksheets more articles

Best board games by decade

We have collected a list of our favourite releases by decade for you to add to your growing pile of games.

Teach children how to plant a tree

Kids can learn how to plant a tree in time for National Tree Day on Sunday 27th July with this step-by-step guide.

Vision-impaired children fly high with circus activities

Michael Power Nine-year-old Zara Perry has severe vision-impairment and albinism but that hasn't stopped her from flying on the high trapeze.


Toys & Products more articles

Two little girls vs. action figures

Livia Gamble On a recent shopping trip with their dad, John Marcotte, Anya, 9, and Stella, 6, weren't able to find a Gamora action figure - or any female action ...


Mum's viral complaint letter secures science-themed tees for girls

Rachel Clun Thanks to one mum’s complaint letter which went viral, an American apparel brand has made scientific t-shirts for girls.


The robot toy teaching kids to code

Rachel Clun Coding is an important skill for today's children - and a little round robot called Sphero can help them learn.