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.

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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

When a child is overparented

Thuy Yau 8:00am The damage done by "overparenting" can be hard to repair, as this mother discovered.


Girls just wanna have fun

Megan Blandford When a friend put a link on Facebook entitled ‘10 things I wish I’d known about raising a boy’, I read it in case it might provide some insight to what ...

The editing apps fueling unrealistic beauty standards

Lisa Almond It is our job as a society to teach this generation that we don't need to alter photos of ourselves. But we can't do that until we teach ourselves this ...


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

Is changing schools the answer to bullying?

Tania Connolly Melissa* was only seven when she asked her mother if she could be homeschooled. For most of Year Two her hair was pulled, she was pinched and verbally ...

Child care shortages see teachers being used as babysitters

Alexandra Smith, Amy McNeilage Parents who cannot secure after-school care or who want to avoid paying the fees are relying on teachers to be defacto babysitters outside school hours, ...


6 ways to encourage reluctant readers

Karen Andrews Once her eldest started school, Karen Andrews found that her daughter had lost interest in reading so she set out to help her rediscover the joys of ...


Activities & Worksheets more activities

Cold and flu play dough

PAGING FUN MUMS Here’s a simple recipe for making a special batch of play dough when your children aren’t feeling the best.

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!

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 ...