Loren Smith Simply looking at nature activates the brain's dopamine reward system, triggering feelings of wellness.
Alison Bradshaw Have your children ever shared with you what they know about sex? You might learn something new.
Clare Sibthorpe Would you let your kids play with fire – literally?
Loren Smith What many already thought has now been scientifically proven.
Livia Gamble Parents naturally want their kids to be happy but sometimes, it's okay to let them be sad.
If your six-year-old is a seasoned little fibber, don't fret - it probably means he or she is unusually bright.
Livia Gamble With an abundance of parenting advice out there, it's hard to know which tips to take on board.
Only children rule
Paul Chai New studies show they are the way of the future.
Jamie Davis Smith If someone you love, know, or even come into contact with casually has a child with special needs, there are some things you do to better support your friend.
Mihal Greener The next stage of parenting unfolds in a way that no weekly email can prepare you for.
Kerri Sackville - Essential Kids The childhoods of my elder two seemed to last forever. But I can see the road stretch out before my youngest. I know where she is going. I know where it is ending. And she is racing along far too quickly.
Lauren Knight We might teach them how to play a musical instrument or a sport we loved growing up. But can we teach them how to be happy?
Kerri Sackville This was the dilemma facing writer Paige Lucas-Stannard, when her six-year-old daughter Aellyn requested to have her head shaved 'like Daddy'.
Armin Brott How can I stay connected with my son when we're apart for so long?
Livia Gamble They all thought their child would never leave with a stranger but one man proved how wrong they were.
Livia Gamble A five-minute timeout might seem harmless as an adult but the concept is more confusing for a child than you think.
Dr Erin Bowe, Clinical Psychologist Is it important to honour and respect the role of mums with a special day that includes gifts? When it comes to children buying gifts, there are a lot of mixed opinions.
Armin Brott There's absolutely no reason why you can't be just as rough and tumble with your daughter as you are with her brother.
Kerri Sackville This is the dilemma facing a mother who posted a heart wrenching question on Reddit yesterday.
Debbie Carlson The best way to prevent children from inheriting their fears or phobias is for adults to acknowledge and evaluate their own fears.
Kasey Edwards The question went viral, attracting more than 21,000 comments within a day.
Megan Blandford Here are four recent pieces of scientific research that prove we’ve have been doing it right all along.
Armin Brott What should I do? Did I just scar my daughter for life?
Lauren Knight A healthy dose of curiosity and playfulness is one of the most valuable gifts you can give your children - and yourself.
Catherine Rodie Young girls are starring in online make-up “tutorials” – should we be concerned?
Derek Rielly At 5pm sharp, every single evening, an internal signal tells Derek Rielly it's cocktail hour. But at what cost or impact, he wonders, on his children?
Kerri Sackville Banning boys over six from using the women's bathroom with their mum is going too far, writes Kerri Sackville.
Tracey Spicer The time will inevitably come when there's no avoiding "the talk", writes Tracey Spicer.
Donna St. George The US parents investigated for letting their young children walk home by themselves from a park have been found responsible for "unsubstantiated" child neglect.
Maggie Dent In the past few years, Maggie Dent has noticed an ever-increasing theme: our kids seem to be getting angrier — especially after school.
Megan Blandford My two daughters are vastly different but here is why that's a good thing.
Meghan Leahy Does your child hate change? Here is how you can help and why it might not be as bad as you think.
Rachel Clun Dressing younger children can be a daily battle of the wills, so what happens when you switch roles and let your kid dress you?
Josefa Pete When do the lives of our children stop being fodder for our own personal social media updates?
Heidi Stevens Dianne Knippen and her husband have raised three kids that adore each other now as adults. Here is how they did it.
Judi Light Hopson, Emma H. Hopson and Ted Hagen If you're a parent, teacher, babysitter, or grandparent, you have a unique opportunity to improve the world. How? Help children in your care develop self-respect and healthy self-love.
Catherine Rodie Colombians have expressed their outrage on Twitter over a bikini pageant aimed at six to 10-year-olds, called Little Miss Thong.
Rachel Clun Having 'The Talk' with your children is awkward at best. Imagine, then, having someone film you while you try to explain to them how babies are made.
Tanya Ashworth A mother share's her family's close call with the Sampson Flat bushfire this week and how she is helping her daughter deal with the fear.
A seven-year-old girl walked away from a small-plane crash Friday that killed four people in southwest Kentucky, according to the authorities.
Mark Onslow There are many theories about why this happens to some children. None of these is well supported, leaving stuttering as one of the unsolved mysteries of speech and language development.
Linda Anderson Talking to your kids about the tragic events that have unfolded in Sydney in the past two days is challenging. A mother shares how she shared the news with her daughter.
Camilla Turner We asked a parenting expert for the best answer to 'Does Santa Claus really exist?' and other Christmas questions.
Radhika Sanghani Girls as young as seven are experiencing sexual taunts from boys, according to UK charity Girlguiding.
Kerri Sackville Kerri Sackville discovers that a little bit of make-believe goes a long way but how much is too much?
Amber Robinson She’s been dubbed ‘the most beautiful girl in the world’ and modelled for Armani, but Kristina Pimenova is only eight years old.
Kylie Orr How do we let our children out into the great, wide world of discovery, of trial and error, of mistakes and journeys to find themselves without the parental freak out?
Saman Shad How much of our daughters’ definition of beauty is based on our own culturally cultivated perceptions?
Rachel Clun If you're prone to feelings of inferiority best look away now, because these two six-year-old surfers are probably far more talented than you.
Thuy Yau In order to raise kids who are happy, we need to build the right foundation for happiness.
Monica Tischler Transgender child, 8-year-old Ben Brockwell-Jones, says he finally feels comfortable in his own skin.
Kerri Sackville Kids are fascinated with genitalia, and really, why shouldn’t they be?
Sarah Macdonald The most important thing you can do as a parent is obvious, relatively easy and only has to be done half the time for it to be powerful and effective.
Lori Borgman Do you ever look at your kids and wonder if you were given the wrong ones at the hospital? Lori Borgman ponders how far the apple can fall from the tree.
Josefa Pete How do you make children feel safe again after they witness an event that leaves them understandably frightened?
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 work.
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 are so inaccurately portrayed, many women have struggled against the male-dominated comic book world.
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 found that an alarming number of young girls are displaying this sort of behaviour.
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.
Rachel Clun They say the first cut is the deepest, and one American kid found this out at a very young age.