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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."

News

News

Mother Charged After Confronting Child's School Bullies

2 min read

Jamie Louise Rathburn stormed a South Carolina school during morning drop-off to confront several third-graders.

National

National

Shocking Photo Of Baby Barely Secured In 'Dangerous' Car Seat Sparks Warning

2 min read

NSW Police have released a "very dangerous" photo of a seven-month-old baby who was found loosely strapped into a car seat in a precarious position.

World

World

Saudi Teen Faces Death Penalty For Protesting As A Child

3 min read

Human rights groups have decried reports that a Saudi teenager -- who took part in anti-government protests as a child -- is now facing execution.

Crime

Crime

Man Charged After Allegedly Sending 16-Year-Old Girl Explicit Photos

1 min read

A 38-year-old man is due to face court on the NSW Mid North Coast accused of sending explicit material by phone to a 16-year-old girl.

National

National

Toys 'R' Us To Reopen In Australia Next Week

1 min read

Less than one year after going into liquidation, giant retailer Toys R Us is preparing to reopen its Australian doors.

National

National

From Making Porridge With Mum To The Burns Unit: Kieran's Horror

3 min read

As winter takes hold and we go to great lengths to keep warm, one family is using their horrifying story to warn parents and children of the dangers of burns. 

World

World

School Bus Driver Blames Doughnut For Reckless Driving

2 min read

A school bus driver has been charged with driving under the influence while having children in her vehicle.

Crime

Crime

Bail Denied For Man Accused Of Luring Girl, 7, Into Abandoned Home

1 min read

Christopher Irwin, 34, has appeared in court after allegedly abducting a young girl in southwest Sydney and taking her to an abandoned house on Friday.

Health

Health

Kids Teased About Their Weight Just End Up Putting On More

3 min read

Overweight kids who are teased about their appearance have a 33 percent rise in BMI every year compared to kids that don't experience this bullying, according to new research.

Style

Style

Mum Gets Major Shock After Ordering 'Cute' Shirt For 3 Year Old

1 min read

Kelsey Dawn Williamson thought she was ordering a cute shirt for her young daughter, but what she received was... unexpected.

Good News

Good News

'World's Tiniest Baby' Born Weighing Just 245 Grams -- Same As An Apple

2 min read

A newborn girl weighing 245 grams and believed to be the world's tiniest surviving baby has beaten the odds and gone home as a healthy infant.

Crime

Crime

Teenager Dead After Car Wraps Traffic Pole In Horrific Crash

1 min read

In a horror period on Queensland roads, a 14-year-old boy has died and five children were injured in a crash at Rothwell on Wednesday afternoon.

Crime

Crime

Two Young Girls Seriously Injured After Ute Crash

1 min read

Two girls aged 11 and 13 have been seriously injured after they were struck by a ute in western Sydney.

National

National

Mother And Four Children Dead After 'Catastrophic' Crash

2 min read

A mother and four children have been killed after their car collided with a truck on Monday evening. 

Life

Life

Marie Kondo Has Written A Kids Book For Your Messy Children

1 min read

Tidying up wizard Marie Kondo wants children to feel pure joy next time they're asked to clean their rooms.

National

National

Parents Are Struggling To Deal With Kids' Online Safety

3 min read

One in five Australian children have had negative experiences online, yet many parents don't feel confident managing the situation, according to a new report from the eSafety Commissioner.

Views

Views

Why Is It So Hard To Find A Doll That Looks Like My Daughter?

5 min read

I was hoping Australia's lack of cultural awareness with children's toys had long been resolved since I was a girl. Boy, was I wrong.

National

National

Student Appears To Subtly 'Flip The Bird' In Official Government Booklet

1 min read

And it seems nobody noticed the cheeky move.

Good News

Good News

Abandoned Little Girl Wins Fans Across The World

1 min read

Vasilina Knutzen was born without arms and abandoned at an orphanage.

National

National

Booster Seat Warning After Car Crash Leaves 11-Year-Old Boy Paralysed

3 min read

New research has found Australia's car seat safety regulations are putting children at risk.

Abby Alexander

Abby Alexander

If I Had To Suffer Sports Day, The Sporty Kids Have To Suffer NAPLAN

3 min read

Yesterday, kids all around Australia opened up their test booklets (or loaded them on their computer screens) and commenced the first day of a three-day testing period for NAPLAN.

Good News

Good News

Young Afghan Boy Dances For Joy After Getting Prosthetic Leg

1 min read

A five-year-old boy in Afghanistan who lost his leg when he was just a baby received a prosthetic one recently – and his reaction to the new limb is going viral.

Kimberley Linco

Kimberley Linco

The Baby Name That Topped The List For 16 Years Before Crashing Out

4 min read

Each year, the states and territories around Australia reveal the top names given to babies in the previous year.

Good News

Good News

Child Spontaneously Tells Classmates About Living With Autism In Viral Video

2 min read

A fourth-grade student raised his hand in class one day and asked his teacher if he could address his fellow students.

World

World

Dramatic Rescue Of Toddler Trapped Down Six Metre Well

1 min read

A four-year-old girl fell six metres into a well while under the supervision of her older sister. 

Mina Iacono

Mina Iacono

It's Not 'Greedy Breeding': The Only-Child syndrome Is Simply An Outdated Myth

6 min read

Every now and then my mum repeats a cliché: “Never marry an only-child. They always want things their own way and they don’t know how to act."

World

World

'Save The Climate Like Notre Dame' Pleads Teen Activist Greta Thunberg

2 min read

The teenage activist, who inspired a movement of school children to fight against climate change, has urged European leaders to take action in the same way they pledged to rebuild Notre Dame. 

Life

Life

Inside The Training School For Real Life 'Mary Poppins' Nannies

5 min read

In its 126-year history, Norland College has become an iconic name in the UK, with clients ranging from celebrities to the Royal Family.

News

News

Asleep But Not Sound: Several Baby Deaths Linked To Sleep In This Rocker

3 min read

As many as 32 babies have died while sleeping in a popular rocking product, and Australian authorities are echoing their American counterparts in demanding the product be kept away from children.

Views

Views

Why Splendour In The Grass Should Be Your Next Family Holiday

3 min read

Three-year-olds love mosh pits. At their eye-line, it’s not a sea of bobbing heads, it’s a forest of legs to play catch in. This is a lesson you learn when you take your family on vacation to Splendour In The Grass.

World

World

Mum Faces Jail After Toddler Urinated In A Parking Lot

1 min read

The pregnant mother was cited by Police for 'disorderly conduct' and faces 60 days in jail because her three year old urinated in a parking lot on his way to the restroom.

Tom Phillips

Tom Phillips

My Life-Changing Trip To Rwanda 25 Years After The Genocide

3 min read

On Sunday Rwanda began 100 days of mourning.

Dr Nikki Stamp

Dr Nikki Stamp

We Need To Vaccinate Against The Anti-Vaxxing Message

6 min read

This week, NSW announced its 15th measles warning of the year.

Life

Life

You Can Now Get Your Kids' Drawings Turned Into Jewellery

1 min read

Forget sticking things on your fridge, you can now wear that portrait of... well, is it a dog? Yep, it's definitely... oh, or is it a cat?

The Project

The Project

Our Children Are Struggling: Seven Year Old's Heartbreaking Suicide Note

2 min read

WARNING: This story contains discussion of suicide.

Updated

Updated

Teenagers Found Drowned On Fraser Island Were On School Tour

1 min read

Two 16-year-old boys whose bodies were found on Queensland's Fraser Island were part of a school group touring the area.

National

National

"I'll Bloody Kill You': Nine-Year-Old Girls Scream In Car Park Rampage

1 min read

Two nine-year-old girls have gone on a rampage in the car park of a shopping centre.

Life

Life

Mother-In-Law Demands Wedding 'Refund' After Bride Reveals She Won't Have Kids

2 min read

A mother-in-law is determined to have her contribution to her son's wedding refunded after the bride revealed that they won't be having children.

Health

Health

Excessive Phone Use Is Putting Kids At Risk Of Hip Fractures In Later Life, Expert Warns

2 min read

Children who spend too much time using phones and other devices are reportedly at serious risk of hip fractures in their 40s and 50s, a professor of ageing and health has warned.

National

National

Is Putting Your Child In Time-Out Putting Them At Risk?

4 min read

Ever since British Supernanny sensation, Jo Frost took the naughty chair mainstream more than a decade ago, the practice of putting kids in time-out has falling in and our of favour with parents.

Good News

Good News

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

4 min read

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

1 min read

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

1 min read

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

1 min read

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

1 min read

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

3 min read

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?

3 min read

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

1 min read

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

1 min read

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

1 min read

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

1 min read

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

1 min read

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.