Health & Nutrition more articles

How to teach your kids about sugar

Casey Seidenberg Do your children know that sugar isn't good for them but fail to remember why as soon as they see the snacks at the checkout aisle? Here is how you can ...

Family eats organic food for two weeks with surprising results

A Swedish family has shown just how quickly an organic diet change can rid the body of pesticides.

The battle over dance classes

Anna Guy You want your kids to be able to do something they love but if they have already failed to commit to a term of dance twice should you give them another ...

Behaviour & Discipline more articles

What to do when your child is the bully, rather than the victim

Natalie Swayn, Chris Boyle and Jo Anderson What to do when your child is a bully seems to be harder to contemplate than what to do if your child is being bullied.

Life imprisonment for grandmother who ran her granddaughter to death

Savannah Hardin was in trouble for lying about some candy she took from a classmate. As punishment, her grandmother told the nine-year-old to run.

Helping siblings get along

Kerri Sackville Now, my parenting is very flawed, but I did do one thing right. All my kids get along exceptionally well. So what's my secret?

Development Development for Older Kids

Taking on the advice we give our kids

Megan Blandford 10:22am When you're a parent, one of your many jobs becomes that of Life Adviser but how much of that advice do you follow yourself?

Seven things I love about having 7 to 12-year-olds

Kylie Orr As a parent, I've realised how brilliant it is to have children of an age where life is less intense; where the demands are somewhat slackened in terms ...


Norwegian sex-ed program demonstrates how to kiss, masturbate and have sex

Livia Gamble A Norwegian sex-ed show has been criticised for its frank approach to sexual education.

Education more articles

Mobile phone ban helps underperforming students: study

Michael Koziol New research in the UK suggests mobile phone use in the classroom can have a negative impact on test results for under-performing students.

High school quarterback keeps promise, takes friend with Down syndrome to prom

Livia Gamble When Ben Moser met Mary Lapkowicz in the fourth grade, Ben always made sure she was included.

School refusal is not the same as wagging

Chris Boyle, Jo Anderson & Natalie Swayn School refusal is an often misunderstood and serious difficulty for many students.

Teens more articles

Don't believe the hype, teens are drinking less than they used to

Michael Livingston and Amy Pennay 1:50pm Ask your friends and colleagues about young Australians and alcohol and I bet they’ll say something about a generation out of control or a binge-drinking ...

Over-crowded Sydney schools accept international fee paying students

Alexandra Smith Over-crowded Sydney schools are accepting international full-fee paying students at the same time as the NSW Department of Education cracks down on ...


What’s the best, most effective way for students to take notes?

Claire Brown We tend to lose almost 40 percent of new information within the first 24 hours of first reading or hearing it. However if we take notes effectively, we ...

Activities & Worksheets more articles

Sydneysiders are getting an official Hello Kitty diner

Livia Gamble 10:40am Hello Kitty fans will be pleased to know the restaurant franchise is coming to Sydney.

Subtraction for years 3-4 students

Ellen Shaw Students can practice their subtraction skills with these questions.

Australian cricketer Michael Clarke says there's more to sport than winning and losing

Livia Gamble Even Australian cricket team test captain Michael Clarke has setbacks; but without the tough times he says he wouldn't be where he is today.

Toys & Products more articles

Toy maker creates toys to resemble kids with disabilities

Livia Gamble After the #toylikeme went viral, one toy maker began creating toys disabled children could relate to.

Halloween horror

'My daughter went up like a birthday candle': mother's horror as girl's costume catches on fire

Anita Singh The co-host of a British TV show has described the "life-changing" moment she witnessed her eight-year-old daughter's Halloween costume go up in flames, ...

'The Golden Girls' could be getting a Lego set

Livia Gamble A devoted fan designed and uploaded the set via the toy maker's popular Lego Ideas crowdsourcing community.