Health & Nutrition more articles

Parents react to council ban on junk food in playground

Megan Blandford A Melbourne council has banned junk food from being consumed in its playground but have the reactions to the news revealed a much bigger story?

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?


Behaviour & Discipline more articles

8 ways you may be encouraging your child to be a bully

Ashley Trexler How do you make sure you're raising a kind child, and not a bully?

Helping a 4-year-old overcome fear of bedtime

John Rosemond You can't reason a preschooler out of their bedtime fears. The quality of your explanations doesn't matter; your best words aren't going to work. Here is ...

'Over-valuing' your kids may turn them into narcissists

Nicky Phillips Parents who shower their child with too much praise, making them feel superior to others, may be cultivating a narcissist, research suggests.

Development more articles

When teaching your children new skills you need to let them fail

Meghan Leahy If your child becomes angry or agitated when failing at trying new things, it might have more to do with your response than theirs.

Should you worry about your child's imaginary friend?

John Rosemond I've been asked many times by mothers if they should worry that their preschoolers have imaginary friends.

You'll always be my first

Amy Wruble A heartfelt open letter from a mother to her firstborn daughter as she is about to become a big sister.

Education more articles

Why we should be raising feminist sons

Saman Shad It is just as important to teach our sons to be feminists as it is to teach our daughters.

The Smith Family: Improving children's numeracy skills with their 'Let's Count' program

Livia Gamble From taking the kids grocery shopping to cooking pikelets, incorporating mathematics into the everyday lives of children can improve their numeracy ...

5 lessons I’m learning from my preschooler

Ariane Beeston Have you found that your child is teaching you as about life as you are teaching them?


Activities & Worksheets more activities

10 ways to prove to kids that Santa *really* exists

If your family celebrates Christmas – and the arrival of Santa Claus – there are many ways to add your own touch of magic to Christmas eve.

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 ...


Toys & Products more articles

Crayola's Facebook page was hacked over the weekend

Livia Gamble Crayola has issued an apology after their Facebook page was hacked over the weekend.

Can toys really be ‘educational’?

Nicola Yelland Being a child in the 21st century is very different, and some would say more complex, than in previous times. What remains constant is that children love ...

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.