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

Why kids fight so hard to be mum's favorite

Heidi Stevens 9:14am My daughter started inquiring shortly after her brother was born and has yet to give up, five years later. "Who do you love more: Me or Will?" She'll ...


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?


Development more articles

Parenting when you have a different religion to your partner

Rashida Tayabali Do you have a different faith to your partner? This often poses its own unique set of challenges when raising kids. Here is how some families make it ...


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 ...


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

Toys 'R' Us pulls 'Breaking Bad' action figures after public outrage

Deborah Gough Toys 'R' Us has been forced to remove from its shelves drug dealer action figures based on the hit TV show Breaking Bad.

Skylanders Trap Team review

Amber Robinson If your child is already a fan of the Skylander games they will love Trap Team. The family-friendly video game is available on multiple platforms, making ...

When your daughter makes Barbie a killer

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