Health & Nutrition more articles

Tax on soft drink the most effective policy against childhood obesity, finds study

Livia Gamble The answer to childhood obesity lies in placing a tax on sugar sweetened beverages, according to a new study.

Let's make it easier to eat junk food

Dr Joanna McMillan Yep that’s what is happening in Australia. In the midst of all our talk about the obesity epidemic and debating the optimal diet, junk food home delivery ...

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Don't tell kids their veggies are good for them

Matt Richtel When trying to convince children to eat their vegetables the most powerful thing you can tell them is nothing at all.

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Behaviour & Discipline more articles

Why do children fight?

Meghan Leahy My children won't stop fighting with each other, and it feels like the house is going to blow up. Can you relate to this one?


When your child won't listen

Meghan Leahy Parenting coach, Meghan Leahy shares the real reasons behind why your child isn't listening and what you should be doing about it.

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Are we teaching empathy by example?

Thuy Yau Are you good at being able to understand the feelings of others and share in their struggles? Here is why it is important to model empathy for your ...

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Development more articles

Why I don't call my daughter 'Princess'

Christopher Scanlon When a pet name says so much more than tiara, big hair and sparkly dress.

Children resisting routines

Meghan Leahy Do you feel like you are being held hostage by your child's constant need to make the smallest of tasks a test of your patience?


Things my kids are better at than me

Megan Blandford Part of the joy of being a parent is watching your children learn new things but when their skills quickly outnumber your own the best thing you can do ...


Education more articles

Government rolls out trial to teach preschoolers second language through apps

Livia Gamble Preschoolers will be learning a second language through play-based apps on tablet devices as the government announces trial will roll out in selected ...


Kid whisperer teaches children good manners

Rachel Browne An eight-week program is giving teachers the power to instil good old-fashioned manners in any child from toddlers to teens.


Misbehaving before starting school

Catherine Rodie If you are finding the last six months before your child starts big school a particularly trying time, you’re not alone.

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Activities & Worksheets more activities

10 items every dress-up box needs

Rachel Clun Here is everything you need to start your very own dress-up box for the kids.


Fashion-loving four-year-old creates daily paper dress with mum

Katie Carlin When Angie discovered her four-year-old daughter started to shun her store-bought dresses in favour of creating her own out of scarves and her mother’s ...

Tropical Sand Dough

Paging Fun Mums My kids love my Tropical Sand Dough - it's such a great sensory activity for little hands, as well as being inexpensive for parents.

Toys & Products more articles

Zara pulls lookalike Holocaust shirt for children from sale

Katie Carlin Fashion retailer Zara has pulled a striped shirt for children featuring a yellow star from sale after complaints that the shirt resembled the prison ...


Lego Storage Ideas

Are you living in brick landmine madness? Here are some creative and useful Lego storage solutions that you could use in your home.

Animal movies for kids

We have collected the best of the best animal movies for parents of kids who just can't get enough of our furry, feathered, slimy, creepy-crawly, ...