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Young Basketballer's Incredible Act Of Sportsmanship

1 min read

A young boy has shown sportsmanship beyond his years, helping his friend and teammate score a basket during a local match.

News

News

Button Batteries Sending 20 Kids To Emergency Rooms A Week

3 min read

Button batteries are putting children's lives at risk, according to consumer watchdog Choice.

Andrew Collins

Andrew Collins

As A Survivor Of Sex Abuse By Clergy, Here's What Pell's Sentence Means To Me

6 min read

I sat in my psychologist’s office watching Pell’s sentencing with him.

Kathy Parker

Kathy Parker

Here's How I Explain Men Like George Pell To My Kids

5 min read

Cardinal George Pell has just been sentenced to six years in prison for the sexual abuse of two 13-year-old choirboys after a Sunday mass in 1996.

Good News

Good News

Barbie Doll Celebrates 60th Anniversary

1 min read

Barbie, the fashion doll famous around the world, celebrates her 60th anniversary on Saturday with new collections honouring real-life role models and careers in which women remain under-represented.

Health

Health

Girl Born With No Hearing Now Fluent In Two Languages

2 min read

Hana Hollowell's English-speaking father and Japanese-speaking mother assumed their unborn child would speak both their mother tongues, but things changed two days after she was born.

Stacey June

Stacey June

FFS Why Are There So Many Acronyms When It Comes To Getting Pregnant?

4 min read

"I'm a FTM that needs to AIH via IUI. My DH/OH and I can’t DTD and yesterday I got a BFN via HPT. It sucked hard.

Crime

Crime

'Daddy Please Don't': Bella Pleaded With Her Dad Chris Watts Before He Killed Her

2 min read

Christopher Watts, 33, is currently serving three life sentences for murdering his pregnant wife and two daughters.

Crime

Crime

Labor Staffer Charged With Making Child Porn Was Also A Former Catholic Priest

1 min read

A Labor branch secretary in Sydney's south-west -- who is in custody charged with making and importing child pornography -- was also a former Catholic priest.

Health

Health

'Heartbreaking': Two-Year-Old Diagnosed With Ovarian Cancer

2 min read

Several huge tumours have been discovered inside the body of a young girl, including one of 14 centimetres on her ovary.

World

World

YouTube Says It's Cracking Down On Paedophilic Comments On Child Videos

3 min read

YouTube has taken steps to try and curb paedophilic comments and behaviour on its site, after it was accused of being a platform for a soft-core paedophile ring.

Crime

Crime

Man Wanted Fake Relationship With Mother For Sex With Daughter

1 min read

A man has been charged after he allegedly tried to groom a child for sex online.

Erin Lyons

Erin Lyons

I Watched A Mother Hit Her Child Hard Enough To Be Assault. Why Didn’t I Intervene?

4 min read

I’m no parent.

National

National

The Mystery Around The Rare 'Semi-Identical' QLD Twins

1 min read

A Queensland brother and sister have been identified as the world's second-ever set of "semi-identical" twins and, well, we're slightly confused.

Hugh Harris

Hugh Harris

Pell Is In Prison But Hypocrisy And Scandal Are Still At Large In The Church

5 min read

Cardinal Pell is in jail.

Tech

Tech

Primary School Students Will Be Taught PR To Protect Their Online Reputations

3 min read

Australian students are getting a crash course in public relations -- so what they post online now, won't sting them later.

Views

Views

Has Feminism Sucked All The Fun Out Of Motherhood?

6 min read

I have always considered myself a feminist.

National

National

Baby Likely To Have Been Sitting In Dad's Lap During Car Crash, Police Say

2 min read

A minor and avoidable crash in Lurnea on Monday night has left an 11-month-old fighting for life.

National

National

Two Young Boys Who Went Missing From Their Home Have Been Found Dead

2 min read

The bodies of two little boys who went missing in the Townsville suburb of Cranbrook have been found.

Politics

Politics

Kids In Poverty Are Bullied More And Have Fewer Friends, Report Finds

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Children living in poverty are more likely to be bullied at school or lack good relationships with friends.

Life

Life

Tony Hawk Teaching His Daughter To Be Brave Is The Most Inspiring Thing On The Internet

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Pro skater Tony Hawk posted a video to Twitter as his daughter overcame her fears and we can't help but get choked up...

Tech

Tech

Horrified Mother Discovers Suicide Instructions On YouTube And YouTube Kids

5 min read

Warning: This article features disturbing content and mentions of suicide.

Katie Horneshaw

Katie Horneshaw

Anti-Vaxxers Threaten My Son’s Health But Have Him To Thank For Theirs

7 min read

The internet erupted into a furore last week when Shanelle Cartwright, wife of footy player Bryce Cartwright, went public with her decision not to vaccinate either of her kids.

National

National

How Do We Stop Cyber-Bullying In Our Schools?

3 min read

Cyber-bullying has once again reared its ugly head, and it's a problem nobody seems to be able to stop.

News

News

'Accidents Happen' Says Mother Of Toddler Left On Bus For Six Hours

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The mother of a two-year-old boy who was left unattended on a bus outside a childcare centre for six hours wishes "no slander" upon the centre. 

Catherine Hughes

Catherine Hughes

I Never Imagined My Baby's Death Would Make Me The Target Of Anti-Vaxxers

6 min read

“Shut up and grieve like a normal person.”

News

News

Kids Are Being Badly Burned On Dangerously Hot Play Equipment

3 min read

Warning: Graphic images.

National

National

Seemingly Healthy Six Year Old's Dental Pain Found To Be Leukaemia

2 min read

When Hunter's family noticed a lump on her jaw in the latter half of 2018, they took her to see a doctor.

Life

Life

What Should Parents Call Their Private Parts Around Kids?

2 min read

It's the age old question -- should we censor the way we describe our private parts when talking to children or use their anatomical names?

National

National

Yank On 'Aussie Sperm Tour' Has Produced Three Pregnancies So Far

3 min read

Fertility specialists have raised concerns about a man dubbed 'Joe Donor' who recently visited three states and made at least 20 sperm donations to Australian couples.

Richard Holden

Richard Holden

Why We Should (Carefully) Consider Paying Kids To Learn

5 min read

Over the past 15 years, we’ve seen a decline in the performance of Australian school students on international tests.

News

News

Two Malnourished Children Were Found Locked Together In A Dog Cage

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A mother and father are facing child-endangerment charges after officials found two kids locked in a dog cage.

Crime

Crime

Police Share Graphic Details Of Planned Rape Of 3-Year-Old Girl

3 min read

WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT.

National

National

'It's Heart Work': Helping Families Affected By Homicide To Survive

4 min read

Last week, Martha Jabour took more than 100 calls from families thanking her for keeping them alive.

National

National

Fears Children Falling 'Dangerously Ill' From Nicotine Poisoning

5 min read

As the amount of people smoking e-cigarettes increases, so too does the fear people are being poisoned by them.

Katie Horneshaw

Katie Horneshaw

What I Want To Teach My Boy About Toxic Masculinity

6 min read

One of my dearest friends wrote me an email the other day.

Kathy Parker

Kathy Parker

As Festival Deaths Climb, How Do I Talk To My Teenagers About Drugs?

6 min read

I have no idea how to be a parent.

Celebrity

Celebrity

Russell Brand Reckons Tickling Kids Should Be Banned

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Russell Brand wants to outlaw tickling children until they're old enough to consent.

Views

Views

Why I Wore Red Lipstick When I Gave Birth To My Daughter

5 min read

 When I was eight years old, I was mauled on the face by a dog.

Kathy Parker

Kathy Parker

I Love My Kids But Thank God The School Holidays Are Over

5 min read

On the last day of school holidays, morning sun smashes through my window.

National

National

Some Of The Most Expensive Child Seats Found To Be The Least Safe

2 min read

Parents who are spending more on car restraints in a bid to ensure their child's safety could be wasting their money, according to new safety tests conducted by the NRMA.

Exclusive

Exclusive

Huggies Under Fire For 'Severe Rashes' Caused By Nappy Range

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Enormous outrage from parents is building, with many angry about the quality of a new range from nappy manufacturer Huggies.

Jean Flynn

Jean Flynn

I Didn’t Think My 10-Year-Old Needed A Phone But I Was Wrong

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One day early last year, my daughter came home from school and said, “Lots of the other grade sixes already have their own phones.”

Jarryd Bartle

Jarryd Bartle

The UK Is Blocking Online Porn To Under 18s. Could It Happen Here?

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From April 2019, all internet access to pornography in the UK will be blocked unless users can confirm they are over the age of 18.

News

News

Toddler Suffers Third Degree Burns To Feet After Walking On Scorching Pavement

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A warning for parents as sweltering temperatures grip the nation, after a Perth toddler suffered horrific burns to his feet from hot pavement.

World

World

WATCH: The Shocking Moment A Toddler Falls Out Of A Moving Car

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A dashcam has captured the shocking moment a toddler tumbled from the back seat of a moving vehicle. 

Crime

Crime

Mother Accused Of Pouring Bleach Down Chronically Ill Toddler's Feeding Tube

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A Perth mother will reappear in court charged with allegedly trying to kill or hurt her chronically ill baby by pouring bleach down his feeding tube. 

National

National

Sydney Backyard Tragedy: Two-Year-Old Girl Drowns In Swimming Pool

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A toddler is dead and police are investigating after she was pulled unconscious from a swimming pool in a Sydney backyard.

World

World

In Bed By 7.30pm: Town Approves Youth Curfew

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The Finnish town of Laitila has introduced a curfew on its youth.

News

News

Are Parents Responsible For Their Child's Bullying?

5 min read

Cyberbullying peaks when students are on summer break, but parents are leaving teachers to deal with the fallout when the school year resumes, educators and experts say.

Life

Life

Did Your Grandparents Make You Fat? Answer: Probably

2 min read

Experts claim that kids who are looked after by grandparents are often given chocolate and lollies and are less likely to be taken outside to play.

Life

Life

'Nightmare': Mum's Warning After Son Swallows 13 Tiny Magnets From Toy

2 min read

A mother has made an impassioned warning to parents after her son swallowed 13 tiny magnets from inside a toy. 

News

News

Social Worker Leaves Surprise $15 Million Fortune To Children's Charities

2 min read

The 63-year-old -- who died unmarried and childless -- was known for three things: being a loner, his thriftiness, and a love for kids.

Kathy Parker

Kathy Parker

Why I Celebrate When My Kids Fail

6 min read

It's time they learn how it feels.

National

National

Patch Adams' Message To Aussie Clown Doctors

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A look at the men and women entertaining some of the country’s sickest and most disadvantaged kids -- and what the real Patch Adams thinks about his work reaching our shores.

Stacey June

Stacey June

When The Baby I Never Met Told Me Her Name

4 min read

I have discovered that many people were having sex around February this year!

Views

Views

Remember These? 6 Favourite Christmas Toys From Our Childhoods

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As Christmas creeps down the chimney, we take a look back at the toys we HAD TO HAVE as kids in the '70s, '80s and '90s. Did your favourite make the list?

World

World

Girl's Brain Tumor Disappears In Medical Mystery

1 min read

When 11-year-old Roxli Doss was diagnosed with what appeared to be a rare, inoperable brain tumor in June, she faced it with courage.

National

National

Toddler Found Critically Ill After Being Locked In Car For Hours

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A three-year-old girl has been rushed to hospital after being found locked inside a car on the NSW Central Coast.

Jean Flynn

Jean Flynn

The Importance Of Sex, Drugs And Rock 'N' Roll For Children

4 min read

One of my daughter’s friends was recently banned from listening to Morgan Evan’s 'Day Drunk.'

Health

Health

Having Two Children Can Be Bad For Your Mental Health

3 min read

A second child may just increase demands on your time and cause more stress.

Crime

Crime

Would-Be Abductor Allegedly Sent Anonymous, Handwritten Letter To Police

1 min read

Parts of a letter which police believe was written by a man who allegedly tried to abduct a nine-year-old girl in Melbourne's north-east have been released. 

National

National

A Toddler Has Tragically Drowned In A Backyard Pool

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A toddler has drowned in a backyard pool in Port Stephens, north of Sydney. 

World

World

Parents Spend Billions On Adult Children, Helping With Groceries And Bills

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From Ashton Kutcher to Bill Gates, there's a growing list of notable figures who say they will not be leaving an inheritance for their children.

Kathy Parker

Kathy Parker

8 Reasons Why Having Kids Ruined My Life

7 min read

2018 comes to a close and with it, a chance to reflect on another year of blah, blah, blah.

10 Yearly

10 Yearly

Baby Penguins, Royal Hugs And Hidden Proposals: The Good News Of 2018

5 min read

Looking back on 2018, it’s very easy to get caught up in the wild, woeful and honestly urgh moments of the year -- many of which came out of Canberra.

Crime

Crime

Two Women Charged After Four-Year-Old Boy Allegedly Drugged

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Two women will front court accused of drugging a young boy with prescription medication south of Sydney. 

Michael Grose

Michael Grose

Was The Ohio Girl's Dad Right To Punish Her On Social Media?

4 min read

Childhood bullying is an insidious behaviour that thrives on secrecy and adult acquiescence.

Sophie Heizer

Sophie Heizer

We Asked Five Experts: Should I Lie To My Children About Santa?

1 min read

Is there any real harm?

Lisa Portolan

Lisa Portolan

Should You Kiss Your Kids On The Lips?

3 min read

It's a controversial topic.

News

News

Children And Teens Watching Porn For 'Technique'

4 min read

Why some experts wants children as young as six and seven to be taught about porn.

World

World

Little Boy Meets The Queen, Drops To The Floor And Crawls Away

1 min read

One minute, his parents were introducing him to Her Majesty, the next minute he was gone.

World

World

School Students 'Traumatised' After Investigating Classroom 'Murder'

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Parents of primary school students are angry after their children were made to investigate an 'elf murder' as part of a classroom activity. 

World

World

Toddler Needs Rarest Blood In The World To Fight Cancer

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There is a worldwide search underway to find a matching donor for a 2-year-old Florida girl with some of the rarest blood in the world who is also battling cancer.

Jean Flynn

Jean Flynn

Expectation Vs Reality: The Joy Of Your Kid's End Of Year School Concert

3 min read

You know that sweet Christmas concert scene in Love Actually?

World

World

Teacher Tells Year One Students Santa Isn't Real

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The teacher is being accused of trying to 'ruin the spirit of Christmas'.

News

News

Terrifying Child Scaring Demon Icon Named On UNESCO's List

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Want to make your kid regret every moment they misbehaved this year? Want to make sure they never misbehave again? Well, the world's latest cultural deity ‘Namahage’ is at your service.

Sport

Sport

Stephen Curry Writes Letter To 9-Year-Old Who Asked Why His Shoe Was Only For Boys

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When 9-year-old Riley Morrison could only find Stephen Curry's signature sneakers in boy's sizes, she was frustrated.

World

World

Mum Hits Back At Airline For Mocking Five-Year-Old Daughter, Named Abcde

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Traci Redford has slammed Southwest Airlines after staff allegedly mocked her daughter's name.

World

World

The Story Behind This Photo Of A Mother Fleeing With Her Twin Girls

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The photographer who took a picture of a mother and her two daughters running away from a smoking tear gas canister near the U.S.-Mexico border shares more about what happened.

National

National

Has The World Gone Mad Banning Monkey Bars?

3 min read

The debate surrounding one of Australia's most cherished playground traditions is heating up.

Helen Szoke

Helen Szoke

Developing Countries Are Putting Australia To Shame On Refugees

5 min read

Today, the signatures of about 170,000 concerned Australians from across the country will be handed over at Parliament House, calling for the Government to get all refugee children off Nauru.

National

National

Flush Taps To Avoid Lead-Contaminated Drinking Water

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A six-month-old warning to flush household taps for about 30 seconds in the morning to reduce exposure to lead in drinking water is "common sense", the government has said. 

National

National

'Learn To Be In The Moment': Why Schools Are Banning Mobile Phones

2 min read

Schools are increasingly getting on board with mobile phone bans, as they grapple with a generation of kids who do not know life without them.

Features

Features

Welcome to Bear Cottage, A Very Special Place

2 min read

Growing up with a seriously sick brother or sister involves a level of physical, mental and emotional energy that most of us will never understand. Luckily, there’s a special place known as Bear Cottage who are there to help.

Sam Duncan

Sam Duncan

Why Would Anyone Let Their Kid Play Rugby League With The Lack Of Role Models?

3 min read

Another day, another spot fire for the NRL to battle.

World

World

'Barbaric Use Of Technology': Child Bride Auctioned For Marriage On Facebook

1 min read

Facebook has come under fire after it was revealed a child bride was sold on the social platform. 

Joel Michael Reynolds

Joel Michael Reynolds

Why Not Vaccinating Your Child Is Ethically Indefensible

4 min read

Health-related ethical obligations do not stop at our own doorstep.

National

National

Dad Charged After Six-Year-Old Daughter Kills Baby Brother

1 min read

A father in Houston, Texas has been charged after his six-year-old daughter allegedly killed her baby brother while he was shopping.

Hannah Clarke

Hannah Clarke

I’m A Teacher And This Is Why I’ll Be Walking Off The Job For Refugees

5 min read

In my class I have a new student, a-six-year-old boy who has spent the last five years in Australia’s refugee camp on Nauru.

News

News

Man Arrested Over Sexual Assault Of Seven-Year-Old Girl And Related Stabbing

1 min read

Man has been arrested after the sexual assault of a seven-year-old in Sydney's south.

World

World

Officials Baffled By Outbreak Of Rare Paralysing Illness In Kids

2 min read

Officials still do not know what causes the illness and what is behind the recent spike in cases.

World

World

A 13-Year-Old Boy Was Killed During A Muay Thai Match

1 min read

Debate about whether children should be allowed to fight in boxing matches has been reignited after the death of a 13-year-old.

World

World

Yemen's Displaced Eating Leaves And Mouldy Bread Crumbs To Survive

3 min read

Yahia Hussein has already lost a five -month-old son who wasted away and died as they fled their village in northern Yemen.

World

World

The Seven-Year-Old Girl Who Woke The World Up To The Crisis In Yemen

2 min read

WARNING: This story contains graphic images.

World

World

‘Fight Club’ Organised By Daycare Teachers Caught On Camera

1 min read

A day care center is under fire after a video surfaced showing children punching each other in what appeared to be a fight activity organised by carers.

Crime

Crime

Court Hears How A Baby Died From 'Nappy Rash'

1 min read

WARNING: Distressing content.

Crime

Crime

Girls' Brutal Plan To Murder Classmates Uncovered

1 min read

Two girls plotted to stab classmates to death and drink their blood, cops say.

News

News

The Artist Making The World See What They Don't Want To

1 min read

It isn't just art, it's reality.

Crime

Crime

Evan Brewer 3, Was So Badly Abused That Even Prosecutors Choked Back Tears In Court

4 min read

Pictures of the boy naked and in chains in a basement were shown in court as details emerged of the abuse the boy had suffered in his short life.