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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."

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Potty-mouthed Minions? Myths about children and swearing

Elyse Methven Rumour has it that pint-sized yellow toys in McDonald's Happy Meals – Minions – have been blurting out swear words at children. But even if ...

Bathroom battleground a sign of deeper issues for preschooler

Meghan Leahy If your child has regressed in their toilet training, it can be an indication of other issues that need addressing.

Why it's unfair to paint all kids in cafes with the same brush

Ben Blackwell Putting a ban on one part of society opens a whole can of worms and is something that should be very carefully considered.

Development more articles

Aussie photographer Donna Stevens captures the zombifying effect of TV on kids

Loren Smith Ever feel uneasy about the increasingly prominent role of your virtual babysitter, aka, the telly, on your kids' lives? Donna Stevens, an ...

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UK's 'Blinging Up Baby' pageants not for Australians but this one could be

Kerri Sackville Is there a place for children's beauty pageants in Australia? Here is Kerri Sackville's version of one she would gladly let her children participate in.

Advice for dealing with my child's separation anxiey

Meghan Leahy I have a very attached four-year-old who has a difficult time saying goodbye to me. She has a six-year-old big sister who feels neglected sometimes ...

Education more articles

Preschoolers' social skills may predict success

Emma Brown Preschoolers who share, cooperate and are helpful are more likely to have a university degree and a job 20 years later than children who lack those ...

Preschool within retirement home in Seattle allows for inter-generational play

Loren Smith A preschool embedded within a retirement home allows tiny tots to play with their significantly older cohabitants and the results are even better than ...

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'How A Baby Is Made': Book from 1975 "traumatised" people on social media

Livia Gamble Images from the 1975 book 'How A Baby Is Made' have gone viral over the weekend after they were posted on Facebook.

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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.

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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.

Lego has taken over my life

Ariane Beeston Last night, I dreamt in Lego. My life has officially been taken over by tiny, multicoloured bricks.

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