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National

Mum Of 11's Creative Way To Help Her Family Survive The Drought

4 min read

Jacinta Haycock is a farmer, artist and a mother of 11 children -- and somehow she juggles it all at once.

Life

Life

Selfies Causing Spike Of Nits In Adults

4 min read

Head lice are an itchy nuisance among school-aged kids due to its spread via head-to-head contact, but experts say the rise of selfie culture is contributing to more nits reaching adults.

National

National

Sorry Mum, There's No Truth To The Claim 'It Runs In The Family'

2 min read

Centuries-old theories that claim having multiple children of the same sex is a trait that 'runs in a family’ have been debunked.

Lifestyle

Lifestyle

Meet Honey, The Very Good Dog Helping Australian Students Learn How To Read

4 min read

Never work with children or animals, except if you are undertaking the Story Dog Program and then it is the perfect combination.

News

News

'Preying On Fussy Eaters': How Toddler Milk Is Being Aggressively Marketed To Parents

5 min read

Toddler milk is the fastest-growing breast-milk substitute, despite the World Health Organisation deeming it "unsuitable" for kids and new research showing how aggressively it is pushed on families.

News

News

Parents Will Soon Be Able To Read Kids' Facebook Chats

2 min read

Facebook has introduced new features that give parents the ability to access their children's chat history after safety concerns were raised by parents.

Kathy Parker

Kathy Parker

The Three Most Important Words To Tell Your Kids (And They're Not 'I Love You')

5 min read

There was a time not long ago when my 13-year-old HSP daughter was feeling particularly sensitive to anything on television that unsettled her in the slightest.

Clementine Ford

Clementine Ford

Kids Should Automatically Get Their Mother's Surname

6 min read

A conversation popped up in one of my online mothers’ groups this week that touched on a perennial concern for many modern parents: whose name do we file the kids under?

World

World

Mum Who Was Acting As Surrogate Dies While Giving Birth

1 min read

Mum of two Michelle Reaves died while giving birth to a baby she was carrying for another family. She wanted to help the couple as they couldn't have kids of their own.

National

National

Boy's Anxiety-Detecting Toy Makes It To The Australian Open

3 min read

A passionate young schoolboy has used his own struggles with anxiety to invent a soft toy that could help other kids manage the condition.

Life

Life

The Best Countries In The World To Raise A Child In 2020

3 min read

A new report released this week has named the top 10 countries in the world to have a family, based on eight key factors.

Life

Life

Why Peter Andre Only Keeps Two Of His Four Children Out Of The Spotlight

2 min read

Despite appearing on reality television many times himself, the singer and TV personality doesn't want the same for his children.

Hayley Cull

Hayley Cull

Kids Are Anxious About The Bushfires. Here's What Parents Should Do.

5 min read

The horrendous and unprecedented fires that have raged across Australia over the last week have shocked and deeply shaken all of us, but the effect of rolling news coverage and anxiety on children is particularly concerning.

Shona Hendley

Shona Hendley

Seven Words From A Distant Relative Left My Daughter Feeling Uncomfortable

4 min read

Christmas -- the time of year where family are brought together from far and wide to celebrate the festive season.

News

News

256 Kids Found Locked In Hot Cars In Just Six Weeks, As Nation Battles Heatwave

2 min read

More than 250 children were found locked inside hot cars in one Australian state alone over just six weeks, government data has revealed.

News

News

LISTEN: Mum's Panicked Call For Help After Toddler Swallows 22 Button Batteries

4 min read

An urgent warning has been issued to parents after a Queensland toddler swallowed 22 button batteries because she thought they were lollies.

National

National

Ambos Called To Eight Children Locked In Hot Cars During 40 Degree Heat

1 min read

Ambulance Victoria has revealed eight children were locked in hot cars during Wednesday's 40-degree heat.

National

National

Kids Helpline Receiving Less Calls Over Christmas, But Demand Remains High

2 min read

The number of calls to the Kids Helpline at Christmas has dropped by about 22 per cent over the last decade, but counsellors still struggle to meet demand.

Crime

Crime

Body Of Newborn Baby Discovered, And Human Leg Washes Ashore

1 min read

The body of a newborn child was discovered on a rural property near Coffs Harbour on the NSW mid-north coast.

Crime

Crime

Multi-Millionaire Charged With Child Porn Possession As He Tries To Flee Australia

1 min read

Multi-billionaire businessman Sir Ron Brierley has been charged with a string of child pornography offences.

Life

Life

The One Gift An Early Childhood Expert Gives To Kids Every Christmas

5 min read

Christmas is just around the corner.

Crime

Crime

Elderly Tennis Coach Allegedly Sexually Assaulted 12-Year-Old Student

1 min read

A Sydney tennis instructor has been charged with the alleged sexual assault of a 12-year-old girl he was coaching.

Clementine Ford

Clementine Ford

Men Aren't Ostracised For Becoming Parents. Why Are Women?

6 min read

Earlier this week, I delivered a speech about #16DaysofActivism at a local city council forum.

World

World

Mum Sick Of Parcels Being Stolen By Same Women Gets Revenge

1 min read

A family whose online shopping deliveries were repeatedly allegedly stolen from their front porch got the ultimate revenge on a neighbourhood thief.

National

National

Thousands Of Aussie Kids And Pets Rescued From Cars Every Year

3 min read

As Australia heads into another hot summer, road safety authorities are warning parents and pet owners not to get complacent when it comes to leaving kids and animals in cars.

Health

Health

Parents Reveal The Pain Of Helping A Child With Eczema

4 min read

Childhood eczema affects 30 per cent of Aussie kids but treatment options are limited, leaving parents to try everything they can to ease the ‘agonising’ pain.

Life

Life

Please Stop Asking Me Why My Daughter Isn’t At School

4 min read

I have a parenting problem of a tall order.

Bushfire Crisis

Bushfire Crisis

10 Children Allegedly Involved In Lighting QLD Fires

3 min read

Queensland Police are dealing with 10 juveniles who allegedly deliberately lit fires across the state.

National

National

All-Abilities Playground Offers Kids With Autism A Safe Place To Play

6 min read

Aussie parents of children with a disability have praised a play centre for including their needs, after years of being excluded from traditional playgrounds.

World

World

Dozens of Children Found Hidden Behind Fake Wall At Daycare

1 min read

Police conducting a welfare check at a U.S. daycare made a disturbing discovery of 26 children, all under the age of three, hidden behind a false wall that led to a basement.

World

World

'Daddy's Little Sl*t' T-Shirt Pulled After Huge Public Outrage

1 min read

Amazon has been forced to pull a children's t-shirt from its online store after parents were outraged by the words printed across it.

Shona Hendley

Shona Hendley

Dear Michael Leunig: 1971 Called. It Wants Its Motherhood Advice Back.

5 min read

Oh Michael Leunig.

10 News First

10 News First

Children As Young As Three To Start School In New Pilot Program

1 min read

Australian children as young as three-years-old will be starting school as part of a new initiative that is tipped to overhaul early learning.

Nama Winston

Nama Winston

I’m In A Fight Club With My Son

4 min read

Last night, my 12-year-old son attacked me.

Nick Bhasin

Nick Bhasin

Sorry, Australia, But Your Candy (Lollies) Is Trash

7 min read

I am not going Trick-or-Treating this year.

Shona Hendley

Shona Hendley

I Was Teaching English (And Pregnant) When A Student Threw A Chair At Me

5 min read

Yesterday, an 11-year-old student allegedly stabbed a teacher at a Townsville primary school.

Polly Dunning

Polly Dunning

Birth Is Awe-Inspiring And Women Will No Longer Be Shamed For It

4 min read

Birth is, without question, the most important moment in any person’s life.

News

News

Children Ask Their Parents 10,000 Questions A Year

1 min read

A new poll has found that parents are fielding 10,000 questions a year.

News

News

Magic Moment Farmer's Daughter Hears For The First Time

2 min read

The moment a little girl could hear for the very first time has been caught on camera.

World

World

Boy, 9, Leaves Court Room Sobbing After Five Murder Charges

3 min read

A nine-year-old boy accused of setting fire to his family home appeared in Illinois court Monday.

Fran Molloy

Fran Molloy

Why Dads Should Never Let Their Kids Win

5 min read

New research shows that fathers who encourage their children to be socially assertive and to step outside of their comfort zone may help their children avoid social anxiety in young adulthood.

Life

Life

Mum Catches Son Using Alexa To Cheat On His Homework

1 min read

We have to give it to him for his out of the box thinking.

Crime

Crime

Three-Year-Old Girl Killed In Daycare Car Park In 'Terrible Incident'

1 min read

The death of a toddler hit by a vehicle outside a Melbourne childcare centre has prompted police to warn drivers to take extra care behind the wheel.

Life

Life

A Parent Mocked Me For Having My Six-Year-Old In A Car Seat. Her Reason Is Dangerous

3 min read

As my daughter, Addi climbed into her car seat at school pick up, a parent of one of her classmates who was parked next to us looked over.

Crime

Crime

Perth Man Accused Of Torturing Toddler With Cigarette Lighter And Boiling Water

1 min read

A Perth student has been accused of using a cigarette lighter and boiling water to burn a two-year-old child in his care. 

Charles O'Grady

Charles O'Grady

Here’s What’s Missing From The Moral Panic Over Trans Kids

5 min read

An unpublished law reform submission by the Australian Psychological Society has caused no small amount of moral panic in conservative media this week.

NSW Bush Fires

NSW Bush Fires

Three Kids Allegedly Started NSW Bushfire By Playing With Matches

2 min read

Three children were playing with matches when a devastating bushfire took hold in northern NSW on Sunday, prompting police to call for kids to be better educated about the potential damage this can do.

National

National

Dollarmites Luring Kids To Bank 'For Wrong Reasons'

3 min read

Australia’s finance regulator says school banking programs do nothing to teach kids about the value of saving money, but they’re great at luring long-term customers through cute rewards.

Updated

Updated

Missing 11-Year-Old Boy Found And Returned Home

1 min read

An 11-year-old boy who went missing from his home on Sunday evening has been found safe and well.

News

News

Mattel Has Created The World's First Gender-Neutral Doll

1 min read

Forget Barbie and Ken -- it looks like the world's first gender-neutral doll is here.

National

National

Powerful Anti-Bullying Video Released In Honour Of Dolly Everett

3 min read

It has been more than 18 months since Dolly Everett died by suicide after she was relentlessly bullied by her peers. Now, a powerful video hopes to amplify her voice. 

Life

Life

'A Woman Is Demanding I Pay Her Back For 'Art' My Daughter Broke, But I Refuse'

2 min read

Is this woman out of line for declining to pay for something her daughter broke while she was at an open house with her parents?

The Project

The Project

'Invisible Victims Of Crime': Push To Recognise The Rights Of Children Of Prisoners

3 min read

Around 43,000 children across Australia currently have at least one parent in prison and with the nation's incarceration rates steadily growing, that number is only set to increase

Health

Health

Dangerous Button Batteries 'Landmines In Loungerooms', As Kids Choke And Die

2 min read

A leading emergency paediatrician has urged the Prime Minister to "get off his arse" and take action on button batteries, a choking hazard for children.

National

National

Climate Change Making Parents Feel Guilty For Having Kids

6 min read

Parents are developing distress, anxiety and depression as they worry about their kids being affected by climate change, with some people simply choosing not to bring children into an uncertain world.

Hugh Riminton

Hugh Riminton

All Dads Want For Father's Day Is To Be Told We Haven't Stuffed It All Up

3 min read

I didn’t expect a trip to the Post Office to trigger so much nausea.

Crime

Crime

Police Hunt Driver Who Offered Boy A 'Lift' Outside His School

1 min read

Police are hunting a man after reports he approached a child.

Good News

Good News

Father's Sweet Act For Son Goes Viral

1 min read

When one man's toddler wanted to shoot a hoop he stepped in to help him with his goal. 

Kathy Parker

Kathy Parker

Why NAPLAN Is Failing Our Kids And Our Kids Are Failing NAPLAN

5 min read

The results from this year’s NAPLAN tests are in.

Good News

Good News

Front Lawn Becomes A Stage For Sick, House-Ridden Boy

1 min read

Aside from immediate family, no one is allowed in the house to see three-year-old Quinn Waters. More importantly, Quinn can't go out.

Carla Gee

Carla Gee

I'm Vegan, But I Would Never Put My Baby On A Vegan Diet

4 min read

I’ve recently become a vegan.

World

World

Mother's Lesson To 'Ungrateful' Daughter Goes Viral

2 min read

A suburban mum thought she was surprising daughter with a new pencil case, but after a less-than-ideal response, it became a life lesson.

News

News

Yes Kids Make You Happy But Not Until They Move Out

1 min read

Having children will make you happier, according to a new study, but not until they've grown up and moved out.

Sasha Petrova

Sasha Petrova

School Uniforms Should Be Expelled, Most Experts Say

1 min read

Whether schools should mandate a uniform is a controversial issue.

World

World

Family Tragedy: Mother Loses Four Children In Daycare Fire

3 min read

A daycare center where children could stay overnight as their parents worked was ravaged on Sunday by a fire that killed five children, and a grieving mother said four of the victims are her children.

National

National

Delivery Hack Or Bad Parenting? Photos Have People Divided

1 min read

A driver has been snapped transporting their new TV home in a controversial way.

News

News

Why This Author Made Santa Female

2 min read

Santa, his elves, Rudolph and Frosty the snowman have been Christmas tale heroes for years, but a new book is out to shake-up the narrative.

Anju Regis

Anju Regis

How I Survived My First Family Holiday As A Single Parent

5 min read

Holidays were a dream, but they were far from my own reality.

World

World

Teenager Arrested After Throwing Boy, 6, From Museum Viewing Platform

1 min read

A 17-year-old boy has been arrested at London's famous Tate Modern museum after a six-year-old child was thrown from a viewing platform.

Nicola Heath

Nicola Heath

Prince Harry Is Right: No One Should Have More Than Two Kids

4 min read

If there’s one thing people hate, it’s to be told how many children they should have -– even if it’s by someone as affably popular as Prince Harry.

National

National

How A Mother's Intuition Led To A Life-Changing Discovery

6 min read

Little Kane Ransom could climb before he could walk. When the active three-year-old started complaining of sore legs, it seemed in-line with a typically active toddler.

Laura Jackel

Laura Jackel

A Generation Of Toxic Parents Is Raising Anxious Kids

4 min read

This week I was fortunate enough to interview award-winning Australian author and passionate educator, John Marsden.

National

National

Outrage As Kiss From Grandma Used As 'Consent' Example For Kids

2 min read

Grandma's sloppy kiss is being used to help teach kids about possible sexual abuse.

Warwick Smith

Warwick Smith

What I Never Understood Until I Became A Househusband

3 min read

My wife and I have recently switched back and forth in our roles at work and home, and the lessons I’ve learnt have been profound.

Health

Health

How Parents Can Talk About Mental Illness With Their Kids

3 min read

For many parents and caregivers, it can be difficult to pick up the signs that their child may be struggling with mental illness.

National

National

Perth Family's Nightmare After Fall From Couch Leaves Toddler Deaf

2 min read

A young Perth couple is desperately seeking help after their two-year-old son fell from a couch, leaving him partially deaf and with a fractured skull.

News

News

Forget Being An Astronaut, Kids Today Want To Be YouTubers

1 min read

Given last year's top earner on YouTube was a seven-year-old boy who made $31 million, the results of a new study about children's career aspiration goals may not come as a surprise.

Bruce Morcombe

Bruce Morcombe

My Son Was Abducted And Murdered, Here's What I Wish I Had Known

5 min read

Sickening. Heartbreaking. Every parent’s worst nightmare.

Stacey June

Stacey June

8 Things You Should Never Say To Someone Who's Struggling To Conceive

5 min read

There are many things we're taught to say to someone in their time of grief or need.

Nicola Heath

Nicola Heath

Gender Equality Will Never Happen Until Dads Get Equal Paid Parental Leave

4 min read

It’s time for dads to shoulder the nappy bag.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Plane Evacuated After Picture Of Suicide Vest AirDropped To Passengers And Crew

3 min read

All the news you need to know this Monday.

Celebrity

Celebrity

Miley Cyrus Says The Earth Doesn't Want Her To Have Kids

5 min read

Mother Nature is female — and is she angry, according to Miley Cyrus.

Milovan Savic & Kath Albury

Milovan Savic & Kath Albury

Your Kid Is On This Social Media App But You've Probably Never Heard Of It

5 min read

It' one of the fastest growing social media platforms on the planet, with more than 500 million active users. Only YouTube, Facebook and Instagram boast more.

Jenna Martin

Jenna Martin

Why I'll Never Stop Calling My Dog 'My Son'

3 min read

As far as I’m concerned, I have two boys.

Health

Health

'Black Henna' Tattoos Are Leaving Kids With Chemical Burns

2 min read

Parents are being warned to stop their kids getting some temporary henna tattoos, or risk painful skin reactions and permanent scarring.

Kelly Dombroski

Kelly Dombroski

The Ingenious Hack That Allows Parents To Use Only One Nappy A Day

6 min read

This year, the small Pacific Island nation of Vanuatu announced a plan to ban disposable nappies, as well as other throwaway items such as plastic bags.

Pinky McKay

Pinky McKay

When An Aussie Mum Was Fined Over Smacking Her Kid, The Memories Came Flooding Back

5 min read

When I read that a Perth mum, who left her daughter with a bruise after smacking her with a wooden spoon, has been fined $750 and convicted of common assault, I had an immediate flashback to my own childhood.

News

News

Graphic Ad Supports French Ban On Parents Smacking Their Kids

1 min read

French senators on Tuesday passed into law an anti-smacking bill that prohibits the use of violence in the education of children, although there will be no punishment for parents who break the law.

Clementine Ford

Clementine Ford

For Pete’s Sake, Let Your Boys Drink Pink Milk

5 min read

During a conversation earlier this week, I heard yet another example of how patriarchy works to break men.

National

National

Meet The Seven-Year-Old Girl Going Through Menopause

4 min read

When Emily Dover grew four centimetres at just four-weeks-old, her parents started asking questions.

Nama Winston

Nama Winston

Banning Social Media For Kids Would Be As Dangerous As Banning Sex Education

4 min read

Australian journalist Emma Alberici told the ABC this week that kids under the age of 16 should be banned from using social media, because 16 is the age of consent, legal marriage, and driving.

National

National

Mother's Warning After Daughter 'Nearly Died' After Eating Popcorn

3 min read

A mother from Brisbane has issued a desperate warning after her daughter became seriously ill after eating popcorn. 

Jane Caro

Jane Caro

Banning Phones In Schools Is Easy To Say But Hard To Do

4 min read

Victoria has just banned phones in government schools, a move that has been greeted with approval by almost everyone who doesn’t work in a school.

National

National

Tributes And Donations Pour In For Children Killed In Horrific Home Inferno

2 min read

The three children who were tragically killed when their Hunter Valley home went up in flames have been identified.

Updated

Updated

Screams Heard As Three Children Killed In Horrific House Fire

2 min read

Three children have died in a house fire that engulfed a home in the NSW Hunter Region.

News

News

'A Wake-Up Call': Aussie Women Are Saying No To Kids

5 min read

Rebecca* is about to turn 42 and despite always wanting children, she is yet to have her own. Why? Life has gotten in the way.

Phil Barker

Phil Barker

Men Are Finally Learning What Women Have Known Since Ever

4 min read

Men are finally learning one more thing women have known for a long time: it’s almost impossible to juggle long work hours and successful parenthood.

News

News

Parents Are Suing Amazon Over Alexa Recording Their Children

2 min read

Amazon is facing a lawsuit across multiple U.S. states for allegedly violating privacy laws by recording what children say to the voice-activated virtual assistant.

News

News

New 'Salad Frosting' Is The Latest Attempt To Dupe Kids Into Eating Vegetables

2 min read

Food giant Kraft have rebranded ranch dressing as 'Salad Frosting' to try and trick kids into eating their vegetables, but experts warn that kids could become dependent on processed vegetable substitutes.

National

National

Push To Provide Parents Of Stillborn Babies With Paid Parental Leave

2 min read

There's pressure on the Federal Government to change legislation to provide paid parental leave for parents of stillborn babies, because "They need the same time and financial support."