'I've Wanted To Smash Them': Parents Going To Desperate Lengths To Keep Kids Off Devices
Laura Condely is mum to three children aged 14, 11 and 10.
Laura Condely is mum to three children aged 14, 11 and 10.
There's no doubt lunchboxes have changed in a big way since we were children and are now the cause of much debate.
Every other week, it seems like one celebrity or another cops a bashing on social media for throwing an extravagant, over-the-top themed celebration for their precious tot.
If you're a parent, it's likely you've had one or two hairy conversations with your children.
It seems now with school back, these simple devices used to contain children’s school lunches are back at the top of the agenda for discussion… and abuse.
Ambivalent is a word I learned in high school that I probably haven’t used since, until now.
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.
According to an expert, it's good parenting.
Just when we thought TikTok trends couldn’t get any worse, the latest challenge of 2020 has already proved us wrong.
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?
Over Christmas, my household was gifted a present that has brought unbearable noise and subsequent pain to my life ever since.
A new study has found rice snacks for kids in the aisles of Australian supermarkets contain arsenic at levels above European safety guidelines.
When Amanda Southgate's toddler kept accidentally locking himself in his bedroom, she created a $2 solution.
Speaking to your baby has long been proven as beneficial for their development for a variety of reasons.
A miracle has occurred. A giant, bright coloured, sparkly miracle.
Looking after your kids on the school holidays is a little bit like running a marathon.
Surviving grocery shopping with kids isn't an easy task.
Being a mother is the toughest gig out there.
My cousin’s first memory of me was when I rushed up to show him my gingerbread man, but decapitated him as I crashed into his body with overenthusiastic fervour (the biscuit; not my cousin).
Australia has just recorded the worst labour productivity growth since records began and the worst school test results this century.
Earlier this week, I delivered a speech about #16DaysofActivism at a local city council forum.
Australian father Tyrone Matoka, 39, has asked people to stop sexualising the act of fathers kissing their daughters.
When Kristina's daughter kept throwing wobblies while they were out shopping for gifts, she knew something had to be done.
A woman has divided opinion after she complained about a man stripping down outside a cubicle in the local swimming pool change rooms.
I remember feeling the atmosphere reverberate from my head to my footy boots.
The national Fame and Shame Awards is run by an online network of parents who focus on improving the food and activity environments of Australian children and the votes have been counted.
Most kids get a couple of slices of toast or a bowl of cereal.
On a recent family holiday with a friend who is a very successful musician, we learned that he spent much of his early life going to Surf Camps at Tallebudgera on the Gold Coast.
A school bus driver is accused of drinking beer behind the wheel of a bus that was full of young kids.
As December quickly approaches, my Elf on the Shelf anxiety is rearing its ugly head.
A new study has found that most kids' snacks marketed as being a 'healthy' option have just as much sugar are chocolate bars and lollies.
Oh Michael Leunig.
With the wave of collectable-related frenzies subsiding over at Coles and Woolworths, lifestyle giant Kmart is about to unleash their own.
UK teachers have shared the names of their students who tend to be the naughtiest and best behaved and the results are very interesting.
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 hit Australian animated series which airs on ABC was nominated for an International Emmy Kids Award in the Preschool category.
Nikki Webster grew up in front of our eyes but now at 32-years-old, she has two young children of her own.
Nine-year-old Kade Lovell just had an afternoon he and his family will never forget.
My nine-year-old son Toby appeared in his first school musical performance this week and it is making me feel both nostalgic and incredibly elderly that his class theme required him to dress ‘90s style.’
What you feed your children for breakfast says a lot about what kind of bad parent you are.
It used to drive me nuts when I would be out with my two daughters and total strangers would approach me and say, “Enjoy them while they are little, they grow up so fast!”
Glamping -- a portmanteau of “glamorous” and “I’m too precious to actually go camping” -- is ideal for working families.
Of all the joys parenting can bring, uncomfortable conversations won’t be one of them.
I’ve recently become a vegan.
“What’s something you used to be a real a**hole about?” asked the journalist, Erin Riley, on Twitter this week.
Jaden Exeter idolised his dad, and with good reason.
Holidays were a dream, but they were far from my own reality.
Pink has had enough of being told what she can and can't do with her own children, so she's taken another stand.
People who know me know that I am a parent -- and that means I’m one of the most important people on the planet.
This week I was fortunate enough to interview award-winning Australian author and passionate educator, John Marsden.
Speak to any parent and they'll tell you the trials and tribulations of toilet training a child.
Parents in one community are fighting for answers after at least seven children were diagnosed with cancer in the past four years.
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.
It’s time for dads to shoulder the nappy bag.
As far as I’m concerned, I have two boys.
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.
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.
A newly opened childcare centre in one of Melbourne’s wealthiest suburbs is rolling out the red carpet for the under-fours.
In a championship first, the Scripps National Spelling Bee has ended in an eight-way tie after the competition ran out of words in the final.
Don't ever say sportspeople have no heart.
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.
In the delivery room of a hospital, as women become mothers, apparently the most common words uttered -- or shrieked, yelled and howled -- are "I'm never having sex again!"
Each year, the states and territories around Australia reveal the top names given to babies in the previous year.
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."
Nicki Corkill uses an app to check where her kids are at any given moment.
The World Health Organization has issued its first-ever guidelines for screen time for children five-years-old and under.
While the dangers of children accidentally ingesting batteries and laundry detergent pods are well known, doctors are sounding the alarm on the risks of another common household item: tiny, high-powered magnets.
Major retailers Zara and Amazon have been forced to pull both clothing and ads after they were deemed 'inappropriate' by shoppers online.
The ever affordable Big W has released a brand new homewares range just for kids -- but grown-ups might want to keep it for themselves.
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.
Fans of Disney's 'The Little Mermaid' can get a step closer to living under the sea.
"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.
A mum-of-three has shared a snap of her co-sleeping with all her children on Instagram and it ignited a huge debate among parents.
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.
A few weekends ago I was sitting with my partner at one of our favourite St Kilda cafes. We couldn't help but notice the scene at the table next to us.
A mum has shared a crafty way to call out her kids' -- and her husband's -- sloppy cleaning game.
Mum-to-be Lori Farrell recently made an adorable fashion faux pas when she wore a stripy kid's car seat cover as a skirt.
A new study has found a link between childhood cases of gastro and coeliac disease.
Over the past 15 years, we’ve seen a decline in the performance of Australian school students on international tests.
"My Baby" were the heartbreaking words posted by a mother who had just lost her baby boy.
One of my dearest friends wrote me an email the other day.
I have no idea how to be a parent.
On the last day of school holidays, morning sun smashes through my window.
One day early last year, my daughter came home from school and said, “Lots of the other grade sixes already have their own phones.”
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.
It's time they learn how it feels.
DeMarcus Cousins is already teaching his son life isn't fair.
Koda's family has a lot to be thankful for this Christmas.
One of my daughter’s friends was recently banned from listening to Morgan Evan’s 'Day Drunk.'
2018 comes to a close and with it, a chance to reflect on another year of blah, blah, blah.
'Sesame Street' has never shied away from teaching kids about social issues in its nearly 50 year history on TV.
Childhood bullying is an insidious behaviour that thrives on secrecy and adult acquiescence.
Is there any real harm?
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.
Should we be teaching kids about sexual assault, or are we forcing them into a cycle of fear?
The names you'll be hearing in the playground in ten years' time.
Don't expect to see any pink or blue here.
Perpetual nice-guy Benedict Cumberbatch said he got a real kick out of playing iconic meanie, The Grinch.
On Halloween, the cinemas and TV channels are filled with horror movies. But what should you do if you have a young child who wants to watch too?