Mum Of 11's Creative Way To Help Her Family Survive The Drought
Jacinta Haycock is a farmer, artist and a mother of 11 children -- and somehow she juggles it all at once.
Jacinta Haycock is a farmer, artist and a mother of 11 children -- and somehow she juggles it all at once.
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.
Centuries-old theories that claim having multiple children of the same sex is a trait that 'runs in a family’ have been debunked.
Never work with children or animals, except if you are undertaking the Story Dog Program and then it is the perfect combination.
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.
Facebook has introduced new features that give parents the ability to access their children's chat history after safety concerns were raised by parents.
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.
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?
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.
A passionate young schoolboy has used his own struggles with anxiety to invent a soft toy that could help other kids manage the condition.
A new report released this week has named the top 10 countries in the world to have a family, based on eight key factors.
Despite appearing on reality television many times himself, the singer and TV personality doesn't want the same for his children.
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.
Christmas -- the time of year where family are brought together from far and wide to celebrate the festive season.
More than 250 children were found locked inside hot cars in one Australian state alone over just six weeks, government data has revealed.
An urgent warning has been issued to parents after a Queensland toddler swallowed 22 button batteries because she thought they were lollies.
Ambulance Victoria has revealed eight children were locked in hot cars during Wednesday's 40-degree heat.
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.
The body of a newborn child was discovered on a rural property near Coffs Harbour on the NSW mid-north coast.
Multi-billionaire businessman Sir Ron Brierley has been charged with a string of child pornography offences.
Christmas is just around the corner.
A Sydney tennis instructor has been charged with the alleged sexual assault of a 12-year-old girl he was coaching.
Earlier this week, I delivered a speech about #16DaysofActivism at a local city council forum.
A family whose online shopping deliveries were repeatedly allegedly stolen from their front porch got the ultimate revenge on a neighbourhood thief.
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.
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.
I have a parenting problem of a tall order.
Queensland Police are dealing with 10 juveniles who allegedly deliberately lit fires across the state.
Aussie parents of children with a disability have praised a play centre for including their needs, after years of being excluded from traditional playgrounds.
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.
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.
Oh Michael Leunig.
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.
Last night, my 12-year-old son attacked me.
I am not going Trick-or-Treating this year.
Yesterday, an 11-year-old student allegedly stabbed a teacher at a Townsville primary school.
Birth is, without question, the most important moment in any person’s life.
A new poll has found that parents are fielding 10,000 questions a year.
The moment a little girl could hear for the very first time has been caught on camera.
A nine-year-old boy accused of setting fire to his family home appeared in Illinois court Monday.
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.
We have to give it to him for his out of the box thinking.
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.
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.
A Perth student has been accused of using a cigarette lighter and boiling water to burn a two-year-old child in his care.
An unpublished law reform submission by the Australian Psychological Society has caused no small amount of moral panic in conservative media this week.
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.
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.
An 11-year-old boy who went missing from his home on Sunday evening has been found safe and well.
Forget Barbie and Ken -- it looks like the world's first gender-neutral doll is here.
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.
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?
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
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.
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.
I didn’t expect a trip to the Post Office to trigger so much nausea.
Police are hunting a man after reports he approached a child.
When one man's toddler wanted to shoot a hoop he stepped in to help him with his goal.
The results from this year’s NAPLAN tests are in.
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.
I’ve recently become a vegan.
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.
Having children will make you happier, according to a new study, but not until they've grown up and moved out.
Whether schools should mandate a uniform is a controversial issue.
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.
A driver has been snapped transporting their new TV home in a controversial way.
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.
Holidays were a dream, but they were far from my own reality.
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.
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.
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.
This week I was fortunate enough to interview award-winning Australian author and passionate educator, John Marsden.
Grandma's sloppy kiss is being used to help teach kids about possible sexual abuse.
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.
For many parents and caregivers, it can be difficult to pick up the signs that their child may be struggling with mental illness.
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.
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.
Sickening. Heartbreaking. Every parent’s worst nightmare.
There are many things we're taught to say to someone in their time of grief or need.
It’s time for dads to shoulder the nappy bag.
All the news you need to know this Monday.
Mother Nature is female — and is she angry, according to Miley Cyrus.
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.
As far as I’m concerned, I have two boys.
Parents are being warned to stop their kids getting some temporary henna tattoos, or risk painful skin reactions and permanent scarring.
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.
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.
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.
During a conversation earlier this week, I heard yet another example of how patriarchy works to break men.
When Emily Dover grew four centimetres at just four-weeks-old, her parents started asking questions.
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.
A mother from Brisbane has issued a desperate warning after her daughter became seriously ill after eating popcorn.
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.
The three children who were tragically killed when their Hunter Valley home went up in flames have been identified.
Three children have died in a house fire that engulfed a home in the NSW Hunter Region.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."