Health & Nutrition more articles

This 8-year-old could crush you in a dance competition

Add 8-year-old Aidan Prince to the list of kids who would absolutely ruin you in a dance-off.

Nestle shrinks treats to cut sugar intake in kids

Sue Mitchell Nestle’s Killer Pythons are looking more like multi-coloured vipers as the global confectionery giant downsizes products to control portion sizes ...


Too much screen time and too little outside play is holding back kids

Rachael Sharman Outside play isn’t only important in combating childhood obesity. And too much “screen time” does more than just make our kids fat.

Behaviour & Discipline more articles

It's the little things that hurt: insults from a four-year-old

Rachel Clun "Hey mama, are you going to make yourself look pretty today or are you going to look like you always do?"

Difference between 'bullying' and 'everyday life'

Marilyn Campbell Has bullying been so broadly defined and even carelessly used that it has lost the specific meaning it once had?


When your child says they hate you

Julia Cahill If your child has ever broken your heart with their words of hatred you will be able to relate to this mother’s story.


Development more articles

Sexist superhero t-shirts

Rachel Clun Sexism isn't new for comics. From grappling with treatment in online communities and at Comic Cons, to coming to terms with how female characters ...

Young girls mimicking their mothers body image concerns

Catherine Rodie You probably wouldn’t expect to see a seven year-old girl scrutinising her face for wrinkles and imperfections. But a new survey in the UK has ...


7 things every parent should do each day

Lisa Almond Have you forgotten how fun parenting can be? Here are seven things you can do each day to help remind you to make time for the good stuff.

Back to School more articles

8 things I've learned in the first term of school

Megan Blandford If you’re the parent of a kid who just started school this year, your life has probably changed in many ways over the past couple of months.

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First day of school

Megan Blandford A mum’s experience of two first days of school.


When awful school drop-offs can't be fixed

Victoria Birch "It’s always been this way for me. From the early nursery days when I left an angry bundle of limbs with the carers, drop-offs have been a nightmare. My ...


Education more articles

Early intervention key for NSW's poorest schools

Amy McNeilage and Alexandra Smith Principal Richard Ford said almost all the school's students have had a tough start to life and some children arrived at the school with the development ...


National curriculum review: experts respond

The much awaited review of the National Curriculum has finally been released with the reviewers calling for more of a focus on Western literature, and ...

School pick-ups every parent's hell but can it be fixed?

Danielle Colley Every weekday afternoon at 3pm, ordinary folk prepare for battle. With narrowed eyes, and teeth bared, parents are inching along in their cars outside ...


Activities & Worksheets more activities

Healthy Halloween treats for kids

Nicole Avery You can still have fun without candy at Halloween with these simple fruit treats.

Pirate maze activity

Help ye buccaneer to the treasure and back to his ship in this fun free kids maze activity.

Gardens spring to life as kids get busy in the yard

Esther Han Australia's gardens will be flowery and colourful affairs this spring, trending away from green-on-green designs and a laissez-faire approach, ...

Toys & Products more articles

When your daughter makes Barbie a killer

Kerri Sackville 11:54am If your daughter told you that Barbie murdered her parents would you be amused or seriously concerned? Kerri Sackville shares how playing with Barbie ...


Leaked: Images of new Lego Minecraft sets

They're not due for release until November, but Russian Lego store franchise Mir Kubikov has prematurely released photos on their online store.

Elsa from 'Frozen' poised to conquer Christmas

Sarah Halzack Nearly every holiday shopping season has a must-have toy that parents scramble to get under the Christmas tree. This year, forecasters expect the hottest ...