Health & Nutrition more articles

Choice labels popular children's snacks with health star ratings

ESTHER HAN Choice has slapped nutrition ratings on 265 popular children's snacks using the government's health star ratings calculator, which was available on a ...

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Excited 9-year-old skateboarder lands impossibly hard move after 75 attempts

Brian Koerber Nine-year-old skateboarding girl from NSW is totally stoked after she successfully lands 540 on her 75th attempt.


Five-year-old boy served near-raw McDonald's chicken nuggets

Angela Thompson McDonald’s served a five-year-old boy a near-raw six pack of chicken nuggets from a Drive Thru on the NSW south coast on Wednesday night.


Behaviour & Discipline more articles

Five ways to raise kind kids

Amy Joyce Parents are more concerned with their child’s achievements or happiness than whether they care for others, reveal youths in new study.


My daughter's room is a mess

Heidi Stevens Are you familiar with the five steps of bedroom theatrics when it comes to dealing with your child's messy room?

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When dad can't discipline

Melanie Hearse While her hubby has been starting to refer to himself as a powerless figurehead in jest, Mel Hearse is starting to wonder it’s such a laughing matter.

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Development more articles

Why I let my 6-year-old skydive

Jennifer Morton My son did a tandem skydive on his sixth birthday. We were living in New Zealand at the time; a country that has no age restrictions.


How to help build your child's friendship skills

MAGGIE DENT Nothing tears at a parent’s heart strings like the words, “No-one wants to play with me!” or “I have no friends!”. But how can we help our children form ...


When your child walks in on you having sex

Rashida Tayabali Has your child ever interrupted you in the bedroom? Here is how to handle the awkward situation and why you shouldn't pretend it didn't happen.

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Starting 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

Combating boys' boredom in the classroom

Julia Cahill Was your son reluctant to return to school this term? Does he claim to be bored in the classroom? Here is how some schools are attempting to keep things ...

Repeating school can do more harm than good, experts warn

AMY MCNEILAGE Despite warning from experts, thousands of NSW parents are insisting their children repeat a year of school.


Do you understand your children's school reports?

PAUL CHAI Can you decipher what your child's teacher has written in their report card? Paul Chai has had enough of the corporate speak and 'compliment sandwich'.

Activities & Worksheets more activities

Lost photos reveal unchanging face of motherhood

Mark Bussel and Ken Heyman Photos left forgotten in storage for nearly 50 years resurface to reveal stunning candid moments of motherhood taken by accomplished American ...

Best themed movie marathon ideas for kids

RACHEL CLUN Make the kids day with a themed movie marathon - here are four ideas to get you started!

How to throw an indoor picnic with the kids

RACHEL CLUN Picnics are always great fun and you don’t have to let the weather stop you from enjoying one.

Toys & Products more articles

Lego lost at sea still washing ashore from 1997 spill

LUCY CORMACK Countless pieces of Lego are still washing up on English beaches after a 1997 container spill.

Dress made of Loom bands sells on eBay for over $300K

Judith Woods A mother and her 12-year-old daughter from Wales have sold a dress they had made from 20, 000 loom bands on eBay for £170,000.


We test-drive the Tangle Teezer Magic Flowerpot hair brush

Amber Robinson My four-year-old daughter has a fine head of hair, or perhaps that should read a head of fine hair. We’ve tried all sorts of hair brushes and ...