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.
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.