Health & Nutrition more articles

Soft drink warning sign deters teens from drinking

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 ...


Should we stop kids dropping out of team sports?

Catherine Rodie Team sports play an even greater significance in our children’s wellbeing than first thought but what do parents do when their child wants to drop ...

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Will Australia become the world champion of inactivity?

Tim Olds Australia tops the world for physical activity-friendly built environments but ranks second last for levels of children’s activity.


Behaviour & Discipline more articles

Haircut costs student marks in chemistry exam

Gemma Najem A high school student in Sydney's west has had the razor taken to his exam results over a new haircut.

How to handle bullies

Phillip Slee Tactics that experts say help deter bullies are often not the tactics employed by young people. Here is how to stop the bullies.

Do you swear at your kids?

Kerri Sackville - Essential Kids Do you swear at your children? Or do you judge others that lose their cool and let a few expletives slip? A South Carolina mother was arrested recently ...


Development Development for Older Kids

Siblings make boys selfless, study

Livia Gamble A study from Brigham Young University found that strong sibling relationships make boys selfless.

A generation without chores

Richard Rende We want our kids to spend time doing things that promote their likelihood of success - personal, academic, and eventually professional - but we have ...

8 girls that are changing the world

Gabe McGrath There are countless children around Australia and the globe who speak up on issues that matter to them - here are eight girls making a significant ...


Education more articles

Principal says school doesn't work for most kids

Rebecca English Here is why Templestowe College principal Peter Hutton believes secondary school only works for about a "third of students".

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

Livia Gamble A dance company has created a powerful anti-cyber bullying short film to raise awareness during National Bullying Prevention Month.


Things modern kids do that we never did

Megan Blandford Our kids’ lives look vastly different from our bike-riding, Vegemite-sandwich-eating childhood but here is why it's a good thing.

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Teens more articles

The teen sex manual causing a stir

Jo Hartley The book, entitled 'Sex & Lovers: A practical guide', has been branded as too explicit and graphic for teenagers to handle.

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Why your teen thinks "you don't understand"

Kerri Sackville Does your teen always accuse you of not understanding their problems? Kerri Sackville has discovered that if you really want to help them it is time to ...

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5 ways you can help your teen prepare for the HSC

Tiffany Dunk Feel like you’re in the way, rather than helping out in your teen’s time of study need? Read on for ways to lend practical support.


Activities & Worksheets more articles

30 spooky snacks for a frightfully delicious halloween party

Andrea Romano If you want your big monster mash to be hit, it's not the music or the decorations that are really going to wow your guests — it's the food.


Teach kids how to make butter

Rachel Clun Science experiments are always great fun, but they can often be complicated and messy to do at home. Not this one.

Dad films son take electric wheelchair and sister for a spin in adorable video

Brian Koerber Reece Delashmit, 11, decided to test out his new powered wheelchair by giving his little sister a test ride down the hall, on the way to deliver some ...

Toys & Products more articles

Did you know Hello Kitty isn't a cat?

Rachel Clun Forget everything you every thought about Hello Kitty, because you're probably wrong.

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.