Health & Nutrition more articles

What’s in my fridge? Alice Nicholls, Holistic Health Coach and Life Transformation Coach

As a health conscious mum of two young kids, Alice Nicholls strives for nutritious, budget and time-friendly foods to stock her fridge with.


Should I be more concerned that my five-year-old is a fussy eater?

Catherine Rodie It's dinnertime and I brace myself for the inevitable tears. I've made a simple pasta dish, packed with veggies (finely chopped to disguise the "green ...

Seven healthy snack ideas for kids

Danielle Colley Packaged foods are readily available and convenient but for that convenience we are paying more at the checkout and potentially exposing our kids to food ...

Behaviour & Discipline more articles

How to reclaim your bed from the kids

John Rosemond This is a story about how quickly parents, if they are determined enough, can make significant changes in parenting policy.

When your five-year-old asks about the F-word

Meghan Leahy Locking your child in your house to prevent him from hearing bad language is not a feasible option.

10 signs you're over parenting your child

Mihiri Udabage Over parenting is a 'thing' and even intelligent and devoted parents are doing it.

Development more articles

Why we need to let our children accept failure

Celia Walden The fear of failure can help children find their way in the world, and achieve both success and happiness through independence.

Seven disturbing things kids noticed behind fashion ads that we missed

Emma Brancatisano How these children respond to well-known fashion advertisements is eye-opening.


Why I will continue to kiss my kids on their lips and ignore this 'expert's' advice

Kerri Sackville My love for my child isn't sexual, so none of my kisses will be, either.

Back to School more articles

Skills your child needs before starting kindergarten

Rashida Tayabali A successful transition to school sets up a child to succeed in academics and professional life in the long term.

How do you know when your child is ready for school?

Helen Skouteris and Jennifer McIntosh One of the most hotly debated issues at this time in a child's life is the age of entry into the first year of primary school.

Starting age for first year of school

Here is our list of Australian states and territories minimum age and cut-off dates for first year of school.

Education more articles

Why I encourage my son to be a superhero

Jo Hartley There are times when I take Hulk to the supermarket, Iron man swimming and Spiderman to preschool.

Teacher's Harry Potter themed classroom is going viral

Livia Gamble An Oklahoma teacher is literally immersing her students in the world of reading by remaking her classroom to resemble something out of JK Rowling's ...

Gender-based violence prevention in the classroom is just a start

Kaye Quek How far can such classroom lessons go in ending violence against women?

Activities & Worksheets more activities

Why parenting in spring is the best

Livia Gamble Here's 11 fun ideas and moments to relish in spring with kids.

Spelling Bee - stage 1

Ellen Shaw Download and print this free activity for kids to practice their spelling.

Monkey door hanger craft

A step-by-step guide to make your very own monkey door hanger.

Toys & Products more articles

Overthrowing gender norms: Gap and Ellen Degeneres team up on clothing line for girls

Suzi Catchpole Here is one more reason to love Ellen Degeneres.


On trend glasses for your mini me by Clearly

Many parents have found children's glasses sadly lacking when it comes to frame options for prescription lenses. Clearly has released its “Born to Be” ...

Can these dolls help solve the STEM problem for girls?

Heidi Stevens We're not raising our girls and boys in a world that shows them - yet - that women and men can do all the same jobs.