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Health

Health

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

3 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.

News

News

Science Says You're Not A Real Adult Until Your 30s

1 min read

If you're in your 20s and are still struggling to 'adult' -- don't stress, because science has your back.

Health

Health

'Game-Changing' Post-Natal Depression Treatment Has Been Approved

4 min read

For the first time in history, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a drug designed specifically to treat postpartum depression (PPD), and other drug regulators are "closely watching" to see how it works.

Life

Life

This Is The Age All Women Will Turn Into Their Mothers

3 min read

We now know the exact age that women will transform into their dear old mums, thanks to a new study.

Crime

Crime

Man Denies Punching Baby In Head While Strapped To Dad's Chest

1 min read

A man will stand trial accused of punching a baby in the head as the infant was held by his father, following a brief conversation between the adults.

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.

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.

Jack Laurence

Jack Laurence

How The Hell Did Our Parents Keep Us Alive Without Google?

3 min read

On December 13, 2018 at 6.17pm my daughter was born. By 6.45pm I had Googled “What is a sacral dimple?”

News

News

New Research Shows Why Having Kids Doesn't Make Some Parents Happy

3 min read

Having children could reduce your happiness and it's all about the bottom line, according to new research.

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.

Life

Life

Mother's Insta Post Sparks Child Co-Sleeping Debate

3 min read

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.

News

News

Sorry New Parents: Expect Six Years Of Sleep Deprivation

1 min read

A new study has found just how dramatic the impact of having a baby is on sleep, especially for mothers.

National

National

Teachers Get Restraining Orders Against Violent, Abusive Parents

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School teachers and principals are increasingly seeking restraining orders to manage physical and verbal abuse from irate parents.

Health

Health

Urgent Recall Of Popular Dummies Over Choking Fears

1 min read

An urgent recall has been issued for a popular line of dummies sold across Australia over fears babies could choke to death while using them.

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...

Life

Life

Mum Slams People For Shortening Daughter's Name And We're Like, What?

2 min read

A mum isn't happy that her daughter has nicknames, and she's not afraid to tell the world.

Life

Life

Mum Shares Genius Hack For Feeding Her Son

1 min read

An Aussie mum has shared the oh-so-clever way she gets her fussy toddler to eat meals.

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.

James Norman

James Norman

Why Banning Phones In Restaurants Is A Great Idea

3 min read

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.

News

News

Aussie-First Virtual Baby Sleep Training Program Could Be Sweet Dreams For Parents

2 min read

It's enough to break even the most hardened parents.

Life

Life

Mum's Brilliant Cleaning 'Challenge' Goes Viral

1 min read

A mum has shared a crafty way to call out her kids' -- and her husband's -- sloppy cleaning game.

Style

Style

A Woman Accidentally Wore A Kid's Car Seat Cover As A Skirt

2 min read

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.

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?

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.

Life

Life

The Gender Reveal Manicure Is Here To Raise The Parenting Bar Once Again

1 min read

The intricate manicure -- complete with a tiny cake and candle -- is the latest way to show if you're having a boy or a girl.

Life

Life

Carrie Bickmore Shares Behind-The-Scenes Snap Of Motherhood

1 min read

The Project co-host Carrie Bickmore has shared a very private portrait of motherhood on Twitter.

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.

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.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Shocking Moment A Car Hits A Baby In A Pram

2 min read

All the news you need to know this Friday.

Gary Nunn

Gary Nunn

Why Australia Needs Part-Time MPs

4 min read

There are times when it becomes necessary to lead by example and do something boldly different.

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.”

Matilda Dixon-Smith

Matilda Dixon-Smith

If You Have A Problem With Ads Calling Out Toxic Men, Just Look In The Mirror

6 min read

This week has been another fascinating one in the world of men’s fragile relationship with their own masculinity.

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.

The Project

The Project

Teen Calls Cops On Father For Taking Away Her Phone

1 min read

In what has to be the silliest revenge-hungry decision ever, a teenager in Ohio has called the cops on her dad after he confiscated her phone.

Health

Health

Babies Could Be In Danger From Closed Prams As Well As Closed Cars

1 min read

We all know the dangers of leaving a child in a car, could a pram also be a killer?

Views

Views

I Re-Read My Year 8 Diary And, Yep, ‘Eighth Grade’ Is Pretty Spot On

4 min read

As I sat in the cinema watching 'Eighth Grade', I was catapulted back to my own early teenage life.

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. 

Kathy Parker

Kathy Parker

Why I Celebrate When My Kids Fail

6 min read

It's time they learn how it feels.

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!

Life

Life

This Is What Everyone Called Their Baby In 2018

1 min read

Drum roll, please...

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.'

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.

Health

Health

'My Baby Is Nine Months Old And I Have Never Been Able To Hug Her'

4 min read

When Alarna Gordon gave birth to her first child, Alexis, in March she knew immediately that something wasn't right.

Life

Life

Short And Sweet Baby Names Set To Be Big In 2019

2 min read

Can someone please help us pronounce some of these??

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.

Health

Health

The Dark Reason Behind Increasing Milk Allergy Rates In Babies

4 min read

A leading UK doctor has taken aim at the makers of baby formula, claiming they are responsible for a rise in the number of children being diagnosed with cows milk protein allergy.

World

World

Father Makes Bully Daughter Walk Eight Kilometres To School

1 min read

Old school parenting at its finest. 

Life

Life

How To Tell If You Grew Up With A 'Toxic Mum' And How To Fix It

4 min read

MMMMUUUUUMMMM! It really is all your fault.

Life

Life

Kris Smith And Girlfriend Sarah Boulazeris Welcome Baby Girl

1 min read

The genetically blessed pair have welcomed little Mila Elle into the world.

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?

Life

Life

Parents Hiring Coaches To Get Their Babies To Sleep

5 min read

New parents face a host of challenges, but one of the most common is dealing with sleep issues.

Health

Health

'Lifesaving': Breast Milk Bank Opens To Help Desperate Parents And Babies

2 min read

Hundreds of premature babies will have access to “life-saving” donated breast milk, with the launch of New South Wales’ first milk bank.

Good News

Good News

Boy Sends Card To His Dad 'In Heaven' And Gets A Touching Reply

2 min read

We're tearing up.

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.

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

More Flexibility For Parents When Taking Paid Parental Leave

2 min read

For the first time parents will be in control of how they take paid parental leave.

Life

Life

Mummy Blogger Complains Her Son Doesn't Get As Many Instagram Likes As Her Other Children

2 min read

How far is too far for likes?

Life

Life

These Are Set To Be The Most (And Least) Popular Baby Names In 2028

2 min read

The names you'll be hearing in the playground in ten years' time.

Brent Valle

Brent Valle

The Day I Found Out I Was Adopted

3 min read

It was the day of my fifth birthday.

Life

Life

Would You Let Your 12-Year-Old Sip A Glass Of Shiraz?

3 min read

Debate has once again kicked off about whether or not parents should introduce their children to alcohol.

Ella Heap

Ella Heap

How Adoption Shaped My Family For Two Generations

5 min read

“There are no unwanted children, just unfound families.”

Celebrity

Celebrity

Alicia Silverstone Says Her Son Doesn't Need Medicine Because He's Vegan

1 min read

Alicia Silverstone has raised eyebrows by claiming her son has never needed to take medicine because of his vegan diet.

Kathy Parker

Kathy Parker

An Amish Family's Story Opened My Eyes To How I Was Raising My Kids

6 min read

On a lazy Saturday morning, I lie in bed and scroll through Facebook.

Sport

Sport

Bad Parenting Or Brilliant Thinking? You Judge This Dad Pushing His Goalie Son

1 min read

Sometimes, you've got to do the wrong thing for all the right reasons.

Health

Health

Turns Out Men Also Have A Biological Clock

2 min read

It is an age-old defence that for men there is no need to rush into fatherhood. Yet, an increasing body of research is proving otherwise.

Health

Health

Severely Unsettled Babies An Early Warning Sign Of Mental Health

3 min read

Brisbane mother Ashleigh Dunkley is all too familiar with the devastating toll that living with a severely unsettled baby has.

Jean Flynn

Jean Flynn

Would You Speak Up If You Saw Someone Smacking Their Child?

4 min read

What would you do if you saw someone punch a kid in the face? Would you step in? Defend the child? Call the police? Probably. But what if you saw someone shove a kid?

National

National

'It's Sad': Study Shows Nearly Half Of Parents Physically Discipline Their Child

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A large number of parents are confused, guilty and overwhelmed and feel they are not coping with raising their children, a new study has found.

World

World

Piers Morgan Mocks Daniel Craig For How He Carries His Baby

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Piers Morgan was hit with an avalanche of responses from men and women, addressing how men 'should' carry babies.

Tanya Hennessy

Tanya Hennessy

The Weird AF Songs Meghan And Harry Shouldn't Sing To Their Bump

4 min read

If you listen closely, some nursery rhymes are royally messed up.

National

National

Nine-Year-Old Marley Is The Only One In The World With Her Condition

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Marley was whisked away from her mother the minute she was born.

World

World

Meteorologist Presents The Weather With One-Year-Old Son In Tow

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A meteorologist in the United States presented the weather with her 21-month-old son on her back.

Celebrity

Celebrity

Cardi B Opens Up About Motherhood And That Nicki Minaj Fight

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Her rise to the top has been a turbulent one, but in a recent interview, Cardi B talked about the major changes to her life in the last year and the scuffles along the way.

Life

Life

Why Kids Are More Likely To “See” Ghosts

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It’s a common theme in Hollywood films that kids have an inexplicably spooky connection with the paranormal.

Views

Views

Why I Broke My Daughter's Arm

3 min read

Before you reach for your phone to call child protection services, give me a moment to explain.

World

World

'Disney Dad' Makes Viral Homemade Costumes For Infant Son

2 min read

A one-year-old Utah boy has gained internet fame thanks to his dad's Instagram account.

Views

Views

My Day Job Didn't Prepare Me For The Most Important Job Of All

3 min read

When I found out I was pregnant I did what every non-maternal woman does: I cried a mix of euphoria and anxiety and then I started planning.

Celebrity

Celebrity

Kristen Bell Lies To Her Kids About When Their Birthdays Are

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Appearing on 'Today' to chat with Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb, Kristen Bell was quizzed on her honest approach to parenthood.

Cameron Williams

Cameron Williams

Ardern Got It Right: Bringing Babies To Work Should Be The Norm

3 min read

The world is changing one baby at the UN at a time.

World

World

Outrage After Footage Of Young Boy Receiving A Tattoo Shared Online

1 min read

Footage of a young child apparently getting a tattoo is causing outrage on social media.

Views

Views

Can I Hug A Stranger's Child If They're Injured?

3 min read

When is it okay to comfort ... and not just creepy?

Michael Grose

Michael Grose

How To Stop Your Kids Getting Anxious

5 min read

The five steps every parent can take.

Fleur Morrison

Fleur Morrison

The Busy Parents’ Guide To Book Week

6 min read

This is a community service announcement for parents of children in primary school: Children’s Book Week is just a few days away.

Luke van Ratingen

Luke van Ratingen

I Am A Teenager. Here's What I Worry About.

4 min read

When people think of teenagers and what they worry about, the clichés are laid on thick.

Views

Views

I’m So Glad Social Media Didn’t Exist When I Was A Teen

4 min read

If social media had been around in the '80s all the dumb things I did in my youth would be alive and kicking today.

Views

Views

Don’t Be Disappointed If Your Sons Hate Sport

3 min read

It comes with the territory of boyhood that sons should play sport.

Celebrity

Celebrity

Khloe Kardashian Claps Back At Mum-Shamers

1 min read

Koko is not here for your comments on her parenting.

Views

Views

7 Phrases To Avoid When Kids Are Anxious Or Worried

3 min read

Talking with kids when they are anxious can be hard work for parents.

Views

Views

What It's Like To Be The Adult Child Of An Alcoholic Parent

6 min read

I wake this morning once again to grey skies and gale force winds, and groan.

News

News

A Brilliant Hack For Parents That Costs Less Than $10

1 min read

The hack to end all hacks.

Life

Life

Breastfeeding Model Claps Back After Outrage

3 min read

"I can’t believe I am waking up to headlines ... for doing something I do every day."

Health

Health

Mother: Medication Makes It Worse But Cannabis Saves Her Life

4 min read

Study finds "huge unmet clinical need" for children with epilepsy

Views

Views

There Will Be A Day When You Put Your Child Down And Never Pick Them Up Again

3 min read

Most parents remember their children's firsts -- words, steps, smiles. But will you remember your child's lasts?