Health & Nutrition more articles

Introducing kids to sports requires being a good sport

Armin Brott Your goal for now is to make sports so much fun that your son will want to do it again next year.

My biggest parenting regret

Amber Robinson How Curtis Stone's tough words on junk food and kids touched a nerve.

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What happened when my 4-year-old told me she was fat

Jamie Davis Smith She just pulled up her shirt and insisted: "Look at my tummy. I am fat."

Behaviour & Discipline more articles

Why Japanese children are so independent

Livia Gamble Do you let your six-year-old navigate public transport alone? What about sending a two-year-old to run errands at the local store?

Parents, choose your battles with preschool fashionistas

Vikki Ortiz Healy "In that moment of live, emotional parenting, I failed to keep my cool."

Tantrum proof: How to raise children who don't feel entitled

Alison Bowen How parents can form a foundation that fights back against a culture in which it seems kids are entitled to anything.

Development more articles

Reassuring a big brother-to-be

Meghan Leahy When a soon-to-be big brother is worried about the future.

The day I bought my son 'beautiful gold shoes'

Cristy Clark I'm driving to the shops with my four-year-old to buy a pair of 'beautiful gold shoes'. He desperately wants a pair just like his big sister's.

Trans kids

For five years, I thought my daughter was a boy

Marlo Mack Marlo Mack describes what it's like to parent a transgender child.

Education more articles

Friend wanted: little girl with autism pens heartbreaking note

Livia Gamble A little girl with autism has written a heartbreaking wanted note, seeking what every child should have.

Four-year-old twins with Down syndrome start their first day of school

Livia Gamble Proving everyone wrong, four-year-old Abigail and Isobel are celebrating starting school.

Mother's beautiful thank you note to son's kindergarten teacher

Livia Gamble Tracy will forever be grateful to the teacher who never gave up on her son.

Activities & Worksheets more activities

Mum creates colouring book to show her son superheroes cry too

Livia Gamble When cartoonist Linnéa Johansson’s three-year-old son Caspian was holding back tears because Superman doesn’t cry, she decided to do ...

Peppa Pig Easter Crafts

Print out these Easter craft activities for your Peppa Pig and George Pig loving preschoolers to cut, colour and make this Easter weekend.

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.

Toys & Products more articles

Target drops pink for girls, blue for boys in toy department. Good or bad move?

Catherine Armitage In the cut-throat world of children's toys, gender-based marketing is the most divisive issue of all. But does it matter if we buy pink toys for girls ...

IKEA introduces safety campaign after two toddlers die under falling furniture

Megan Levy IKEA has launched a safety awareness campaign in Australia following the deaths of two toddlers in the US who were crushed by falling chests that had not ...

Satanic baby doll teaches toddler to swear and other inappropriate toys I've owned

Kerri Sackville It is always disappointing when a toy turns out not to deliver what it promises. Perhaps more so when it teaches your child to swear.