Health & Nutrition more articles

Pressure to perform too much for young dancers?

The chaos that unfolded at this end of year dance concert made Kerri Sackville question whether we put too much pressure on very young dancers to perform.


What is a healthy balanced diet for kids?

Dr Joanna McMillan The hunger for correct information about balanced, healthy diets has never been larger but why are we still confused?


Starving 4-year-old boy found days from death locked in his room

Margaret Scheikowski A starving four-year-old boy, locked in his filthy room by his parents, was only days away from death when he was found naked and crouched on the floor, ...


Behaviour & Discipline more articles

Do we believe it is okay to smack a child?

Shaza Barbar This year marks 25 years since the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) was established by the United Nations. As the most most widely ratified UN ...

Are we expecting too little from our boys?

Kasey Edwards How many times have you seen girls' anti-social behavior dismissed as 'girls being girls'?

What are your parenting values?

Megan Blandford “Choose your battles,” is the parenting catch-cry. But how do you know which are the right ones to choose?


Development more articles

Katrina Dawson's daughter leaves heartbreaking note at Martin Place

Melanie Kembrey Thousands of public tributes have been placed in Martin Place for the victims of the Sydney siege, but none of them are as personal or heartbreaking as ...

Punishing children will only make them lie more, study

Livia Gamble A new study found children are less likely to tell the truth if they fear they will be punished.


Should Santa's lap should be off limits?

Jo Hartley Has the world gone mad? Apparently the act of sitting on Santa's lap is now deemed inappropriate.

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Education more articles

6 lessons learnt from my language delayed children

Thuy Yau All parents go through different challenges with their children. Here are the six lessons I've learnt about parenting - from my experiences of having ...

Teaching your child to swim

Julia Cahill While every child will learn to swim differently we need to help our kids enjoy swimming with confidence by finding the method that works best for them.

Pushing academics on preschoolers doesn't add up

John Rosemond How these parents' responded to a parent teacher interview about their preschooler's academic performance will surprise you in the best way.

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Activities & Worksheets more activities

How to make a snow globe out of a mason jar

Andrea Romano Shake up your holiday gift-giving with a fun, personalized present that anyone would love.


Three mums launch Melbourne's first children's festival

Josefa Pete How three festival-loving mums, with six kids under the age of five between them, made Playfest – Melbourne’s first children’s festival ...


Colour by numbers - Kids cooking

Colour by numbers - using numbers 1-8 to cololur this picture.

Toys & Products more articles

Little Addie's dying wish

Shaza Barbar As children wait for their presents this Christmas, one little girl is asking for a lifetime of Christmas cards for herself and her two sisters.

How a bear is helping families facing cancer

Danielle Colley This simple gift is bringing comfort and joy to children with a parent who is suffering from cancer this Christmas.


Top 10 banned children's toys

Some very dangerous and down right scary products have been allowed onto the market in the last 60 years. Here are some of the scariest.