Parenting

Thu 19 Apr 2018

Why ‘free ride’ should stop at 19

Why ‘free ride’ should stop at 19

AUSTRALIA’S freeloading “kidults” are living it up thanks to the Bank of Mum and Dad. Here’s why the freebies have got to end.

Painted heart gives angel a place to come home to

Painted heart gives angel a place to come home to

PAINTING heart helps father to grieve loss of his child and gives her a place to come home to.

Wed 18 Apr 2018

‘Bad mum’: Kylie’s parenting slammed

‘Bad mum’: Kylie’s parenting slammed

JUST two months after welcoming her daughter, Kylie Jenner has been slammed for leaving the newborn to party it up at Coachella.

Mum’s horror as baby chokes on teething ring

Mum’s horror as baby chokes on teething ring

AN AUSSIE mum has issued a warning to other parents, after her daughter choked on a common teething ring and nearly died.

Apps ‘could be illegally tracking children’

Apps ‘could be illegally tracking children’

THOUSANDS of popular children’s apps on Google Play may be violating child privacy laws according to a new study, drawing more attention to big tech’s...

Baby brings a surprise to Calliope family

Baby brings a surprise to Calliope family

FOR parents Armon and Stephen Mills they didn't know what to expect after two ultra sounds

Tue 17 Apr 2018

Bizarre new Kmart trend taking off

Bizarre new Kmart trend taking off

CHILDREN attending birthday parties are being given bags of money and told to “go for it” to see who can buy the strangest things in Kmart.

What's behind the Games?

What's behind the Games?

You can't get much closer to the action at the Games than this - volunteering keeps the event running smoothly and lets some people work as part of a fun team

Toddler’s life support to be turned off

Toddler’s life support to be turned off

THE parents of seriously ill 23-month-old Alfie Evans vowed “it’s not over!” after a top court ruled against their plea to take him to Italy for treatment.

Mon 16 Apr 2018

Five boys turn to crime: Why they did it

Five boys turn to crime: Why they did it

FIVE boys sentenced for armed robbery of a store, an invasion of an elderly man's home, and one boy breaking into a house and assaulting a person over 60.

Fri 13 Apr 2018

AFL star’s devastating picture of newborn twins

AFL star’s devastating picture of newborn twins

GARY Rohan’s wife Amie just gave birth to two beautiful baby girls, but knew that one of them would die soon after birth.

Families swap overseas trips, cruises for new holiday type

Families swap overseas trips, cruises for new holiday type

THIS Easter the Sunshine Coast was the second most popular destination in Queensland, but a different type of holiday is gaining speed as a must-do.

Thu 12 Apr 2018

Green thumbs help battle blues

Green thumbs help battle blues

A GARDENING program at local child care centres is more than just a fun activity for youngsters — it’s also helping prevent anxiety and depression.

Wed 11 Apr 2018

Rise in number of dads sharing load of at-home caring

Rise in number of dads sharing load of at-home caring

About 80,000 Australian families have a stay-at-home dad at the helm, the Australian Institute of Family Studies reveals.

Alcohol is not a dirty word

premium_icon Alcohol is not a dirty word

AUSTRALIANS have turned self-loathing about alcohol into a national sport, writes James Morrow. So we enjoy a drink or two. That’s no reason to turn it into the...

Younger teens using Kids Helpline support services

Younger teens using Kids Helpline support services

Teens in the 10-14 age group are reaching out for help with mental health issues to the nationwide Kids Helpline.

SHOCKING: How parents are ‘internet shaming’ their kids

SHOCKING: How parents are ‘internet shaming’ their kids

SHOCKING videos emerge after adults live stream their kids’ bizarre punishments to social media, justifying it with “tough love”.

Tue 10 Apr 2018

Why the kids’ iPad should be locked away

premium_icon Why the kids’ iPad should be locked away

THIS brave new world is doing my old head in. First it was Minecraft, then it was Roblox, now, apparently, it’s Fortnite.

Brave Brylee: Yeppoon baby defies odds after shock diagnosis

Brave Brylee: Yeppoon baby defies odds after shock diagnosis

FIGHTING through suggested abortions, neural tube defects and life or death uncertainties, Brylee proved doctors wrong.

Is NAPLAN turning our kids into bad writers?

Is NAPLAN turning our kids into bad writers?

THE NAPLAN writing test has been slammed by a leading expert who calls it "absurd” and says the structure of the test is turning kids into bad writers.

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