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.
Thuy Yau How to embrace the milestones that let us know our children are growing up instead of feeling sad that time is passing.
Megan Blandford One mum shares the major parenting lessons she has learnt from the past six years on the job.
Terri Rupar How do you tell your kids you have cancer? What should you tell them? Here's a look at advice from experts and parents to help you decide.
Megan Blandford There are lots of things to love about parenting but if you had to decide what you treasure the most, what would it be?
Jennifer Chung Bedtime should be a time when kids feel safe and secure but as kids' imaginations start to grow, so do their fears.
Dr. Gregory Ramey Overprotective parents have good intentions, but by doing the following they leave their kids ill-equipped to deal with the real world.
Kasey Edwards It's a little understood, but surprisingly common condition that afflicts women from all walks of life.
Rachel Clun An American mum was arrested after her seven-year-old son told their landlord she was cooking methamphetamine in her car.
Thuy Yau Do you get so caught up in raising your children that you forget that they have lessons to teach you too? Here are ten life lessons one mum has learnt from her kids.
Anonymous We were good friends. We went away together as families, babysat each other’s kids, and got together during the school holidays. But all that changed when I tried to talk to her about our daughters' crumbling friendship.
Bridgette White Flipping through the pictures on my phone, I see it. My first reaction is shock. Who took this hideous picture of me?
Heidi Stevens We grow up witnessing and measuring every one of our parents' emotions.
Thuy Yau The damage done by "overparenting" can be hard to repair, as this mother discovered.
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 life is like for my friends who have sons.
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 first.
Jodi Gibson “Mum why did they shoot that plane down?” It was a question that I’d been dreading to hear from Miss 8, but one I knew was unavoidable.
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.
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 good friendships?
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.
Catherine Rodie Should children with separated parents have sleepovers at their father's place? To most the answer is obvious but this expert claims it ‘reduces brain development’ and could also create ‘unhealthy attachment issues’.
Julia Cahill We recently had a teenage boy babysit our three young sons but when we mentioned this to other people, we were met with some rather surprising responses.
Kerri Sackville - Essential Kids Is it okay for kids to see their parents being sad? And when does it become destructive?
Cassy Small The bumps and bruises of childhood are slowly being micro-managed out of existence but here are 10 dangerous childhood adventures that every kids should have the chance to enjoy.
Dennis Green Russian photographer Andy Prokh has documented his daughter, Katherine, as she grows up alongside two handsome felines in these stunning photographs.
An 8-year-old US girl is being hailed for her quick, calm thinking after she grabbed the steering wheel and drove the family's SUV when her mother passed out as they drove to school.
Katie Carlin An 8-year-old US girl helped deliver her baby brother at home after her mother went into labour early while awaiting paramedics to arrive.
Brooke Lumsden Parenting after your relationship breaks down is hard enough but when one parent attempts to turn the child against the other how should you handle it?
We start out in life kind and caring, but consumerism and reality television shows harden our hearts turning us selfish, immoral, greedy and anxious, says a British psychotherapist.
Kerri Sackville - Essential Kids Do you have a willful child who is determined to do everything on their own - even when they cannot possibly achieve the very thing they are so determined to do?
Michael Field An 8-year-old boy shares his dramatic account of how he survived being carried out to sea during the Solomon Islands flood disaster.
Kasey Edwards A ban on labelling girls 'bossy' for the same traits that would label a boy a 'leader' is not getting to the root of the problem, writes Kasey Edwards.
Bianca Wordley "I am overweight, but when my daughter called me fat it pierced my heart."
Cassy Small Does it drive you crazy when someone shortens your child's name? Or perhaps you chose to make the shorter version their actual name. Either way with so much of one's identity wrapped up in a name things can get complicated quickly.
Melanie Hearse Having nursed her strong but silent type son through three best mates and a dog leaving him, Mel Hearse turned to an expert to make sure she was handling it right: here’s what she found.
Jodi Gibson Why being a follower isn't always a negative and how you can encourage both to grow their strengths.
Jennifer Morton As a child, I was extremely shy; painfully shy. It was difficult for me to be around others and being a great conversationalist was never on my 'strive to achieve' list.
Emma Salkild What do we really mean when we praise girls for choosing toys that are traditionally considered 'boy's toys'?
The adopted daughter of Woody Allen has spoken for the first time about the alleged sexual abuse she suffered at the hands of the Hollywood director during her childhood.
Andrew Daddo All of them lost that first tooth in exactly the same way – the tooth was tied to a piece of string that was tied to the door handle, writes Andrew Daddo.
Michaela Fox When, not if, your child stumbles across graphic pornography how will you handle it? Your reaction makes a difference.
Sonja Ebbels When Sonja Ebbels lost her seven-year-old son in a crowd at a school fete one mother recommended she get him a mobile phone but she wasn't so sure.
Kari Wagner-Peck Can a child -- any child -- understand what that means?
Jodi Gibson Having one on one time with each of your children is an opportunity to get to know them on a deeper level that shouldn't be missed writes Jodi Gibson.
Jodi Gibson Peer pressure, celebrity culture and technology are to blame for our children growing up too soon according to parents surveyed in a recent study but the truth reveals a much greater change needed in our families.
Josefa Pete Parents need to be having the conversation about sex with their children a lot sooner than they think, according to a new study that reveals girls aged 12-15 had the highest percentage of positive tests for chlamydia.
Natalie Bochenski Bruce and Denise Morcombe have an opinion on the state government's changes to dangerous sex offenders laws.
Thuy Yau Was your childhood littered with broken promises? Here is why it is important for parents to keep their word and be more careful of when they give it.
Steve Biddulph Girls' anxieties turn to healthy anger when they see they are part of a wider cause, writes Steve Biddulph.