Health & Nutrition more articles

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 ...

Tax on soft drink the most effective policy against childhood obesity, finds study

Livia Gamble The answer to childhood obesity lies in placing a tax on sugar sweetened beverages, according to a new study.

Behaviour & Discipline more articles

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 ...

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Newcastle cafe's Facebook post sparks debate over children in coffee shops

Mel McMillan The operators of The Little French Cafe have received both applause and criticism after posting a 'housekeeping' announcement on the cafe's Facebook page.


Does your preschooler refuse to dress themselves?

Catherine Rodie This mum of two preschoolers was delighted to hear that Adam Mansbach, the writer behind 'Go the f**k to sleep' released a new book about eating but the ...


Development more articles

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.

Why I want my son, and all boys, to play with dolls

Peter Morris Within a few minutes, we were verbally accosted by a mum who was taking her two small children from the car to her house. How old was our son, she ...


What my son taught me about love

Zsofia McMullin How freely do you express your feelings with the ones you love? One mother shares what her son has taught her about the power of saying "I love you".


Education more articles

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, ...

Preschoolers debate the weather, poke our hearts

Katie Carlin Who knew that discussing rain would be such a hotly debated topic among preschoolers? This is one debate you don't want to miss.

Activities & Worksheets more activities

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.


What do children learn when cooking?

Nicole Avery Cooking is not only a fun activity to do with the kids, but it provides an amazing array of learning opportunities in a practical setting.


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.