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 your child copies everyone else

Meghan Leahy How do we encourage our five-year-old to be himself when he just wants to be like everyone else?

Want to raise empathetic kids? Get them a dog

Denise Daniels Pets can be invaluable at teaching families, especially children, "emotional intelligence".

Getting over our fears - for our kids' sakes

Brenda Janowitz These parties are always a huge challenge for me. It's not because of the smell and it's not because of the cleanliness of the pens. The reason why - and ...

Education more articles

Getting in early to avoid gender stereotyping careers

Karen Struthers By preschool children are already thinking about the career they will have when they grow up. It is also at this early stage that they tend to rule out ...

10 ways to help your child be a good conversationalist

Sarah Hamaker From the time our children are born, we have been told how important it is to talk to and with them. But no one told us how hard that would be in reality.

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.

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

They eat them because they love them

Kristina Wright Do your children's favourite stuffed comfort toys look like chewed up, faded, versions of their former, once glorious selves?

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 ...