Health & Nutrition more articles

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, ...


Free swimming lessons to help save lives

Letitia Rowlands Children under five are being offered free swimming lessons this week as part of the inaugural Learn To Swim Week. The program is the brainchild of swim ...

Behaviour & Discipline more articles

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?


10 café customers that are more annoying than parents with children

Belinda Williams While we are making generalisations about the audacity of parents who take their kids to cafés, one mum shares ten other kinds of café customers to watch ...

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Development more articles

When your daughter just wants to be a princess

Lisa Pryor 10:54am My five-year-old daughter favours a look that could be called Highly Flammable High Femme.

Tiny moments of connection with kids matter

Maggie Dent Do you often feel guilty over the amount of time you don't spend with your kids? Here is why you shouldn't underestimate the power of tiny moments of ...


My kid is scared of Halloween

Amy Joyce Here are five tips to help ease your child into Halloween if you find they are a little bit sensitive to the scarier aspects of the celebrations.

Education more articles

What to ask at your preschooler's parent-teacher conference

Jennifer Chung Daycare and preschool parent-teacher conferences can be a useful tool to help prepare your child to enter kindergarten. Here is what you should ask and ...

Five things I have not taught my kids and it is okay

Josefa Pete I haven't taught my kids everything they know and here is why there is so much more to be gained if you don't.

Girl, 4, hands out heroin at day care

A 4-year-old girl mistakenly took hundreds of packets of heroin to her day care centre in the United States and began passing it out to classmates, ...

Activities & Worksheets more activities

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.

Watch: Apparently Kid goes behind the scenes of Walking With Dinosaurs

Livia Gamble While appearing on Ellen, Noah Ritter was sent on a behind-the scenes tour of the animatronic Walking With Dinosaurs show in LA.


Toys & Products more articles

Kinetic Sand: You will be as addicted as your kids

Amber Robinson It's one of the hottest gifts for this Christmas and last, Kinetic Sand is mostly sand, but with a 2% binding agent which makes it a whole lot more fun ...

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.