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World

Rescuers Drill Into Well To Reach Trapped Two-Year-Old Boy

1 min read

Rescuers in southern Spain have begun drilling in hopes of freeing a two-year-old boy who has been trapped in a deep well for six days.

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

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

World

World

Three Children In Florida Die After Climbing Into Chest Freezer

1 min read

Three young children playing outside in Florida have climbed into an unplugged chest freezer and died when they could not get out, authorities say.

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. 

World

World

Gun Seized From Kindergarten Student Walking Into School

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A handgun has been confiscated from a kindergarten pupil in the US who was walking into school, police say.

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

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.

National

National

Young Children Swelter After Being Left In Cars During Scorcher

1 min read

Two young boys are among several children left in hot cars across Victoria as temperatures soared above 40 degrees Celsius, putting them at serious risk.

National

National

Little Darcy Lost His Life In A Farming Tragedy

1 min read

The family of a much-loved "happy, go-lucky" young Victorian boy are in mourning after a fertiliser spreader collapsed on him at their dairy farm near Warrnambool.

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

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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

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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

3 min read

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

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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

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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

1 min read

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

1 min read

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?

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

National

National

New Hope In Fight Against Childhood Asthma Epidemic

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Pioneering research at Monash University aims to prevent thousands developing asthma.

World

World

Woman Who Abandoned Toddler On Porch Blames Child's Mother

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A woman who abandoned a two-year-old child on a stranger's porch in Spring, Texas, last week is explaining why she left her friend's child unattended.

National

National

What A National Apology Means For Child Sexual Abuse Survivors

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Roy Janetzki kept the sexual abuse he suffered as a child a secret until the royal commission -- even from his wife of now 43 years.

National

National

More Aussie Kids Embroiled In International Child Abductions

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From the 60 Minutes Lebanon 'child recovery' debacle, to this week's news the AFP allegedly uncovered a child abduction ring -- just how big is this problem in Australia?

News

News

The Man Behind Sesame Street's Big Bird Flies The Coop

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After almost 50 years playing the most iconic characters on the world's most famous street, Caroll Spinney is retiring.

Jean Flynn

Jean Flynn

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

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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.

National

National

Target Issues Toy Recall Over 'Choking Risk'

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Australian Target has issued an urgent recall on a popular toy.

Good News

Good News

The Moment 11-Year-Old Girl Hears Clearly For The First Time

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The little girl breaks down in tears as her implants are turned on.

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.

Health

Health

'Breakthrough' Leukaemia Treatment Could Be A One-Shot Cure

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Right now, at least two Australian families with children battling life-threatening leukeamia have packed up their lives for a new and possibly life-saving treatment overseas. 

World

World

This Maternity Shoot Took An Unexpected Turn

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It started just like any other maternity shoot.

Life

Life

We're Calling It: The Best Gender Reveal You'll See This Year

1 min read

Who cares if it's a boy or a girl!

News

News

Parents Thought Son Couldn't Speak, Then He Went To The Dentist

1 min read

Six-year-old boy speaks clearly for first time after dentist's surprise discovery.

Views

Views

Why I Broke My Daughter's Arm

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

World

World

Surgeon Operates On Eight-Year-Old Patient's Teddy Bear

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A Canadian surgeon has performed a daring operation, single handedly saving the life of a teddy bear. 

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.

Crime

Crime

'Child Seat' Slammed By Police For Lack Of Safety

1 min read

Shocking photos of an almost unrestrained child lying flat on its back have earned the ire of the NSW Police.

Features

Features

Just 11 Years Old, But Already A Very Polished Man

1 min read

Jackson raised over 40 grand to help fight violence against children

National

National

Magpie Attacks Children At Park, Council Applies To Have It Killed

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A council in Perth has applied for a licence to cull a territorial magpie following a series of attacks on children. 

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.

National

National

Year 5 Student Attempted Suicide Over NAPLAN Test Stress, Principal Says

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A year 5 student walked out of his NAPLAN test and attempted suicide, his school principal says.

World

World

Caught On Camera: Tradie's Disturbing Act In Nursery

1 min read

A family in California has contacted police after a security camera caught a repairman's disturbing behaviour in the bedroom of two young girls. 

National

National

Health Authorities Warn Parents Against Use Of Baby Walkers And Exercise Jumpers

4 min read

Tired parents are desperate for a break, but should it be at the cost of their child's safety and physical development?

Features

Features

Kids In Perth Children’s Hospital Take Gold In The Bravery Awards

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When it comes to bravery, these kids receiving medals in Perth Children’s Hospital’s oncology ward are world-class.

World

World

Little Girl's Big Eyes Caused By Rare Genetic Condition

1 min read

One-year-old Mehlani Martinez often gets compliments for her big eyes.

Exclusive

Exclusive

The Phone Call Every Parent Dreads

2 min read

Parents fight back tears as they tell of their nightmare journey back from a holiday, not knowing if their son would live or die.

National

National

School Suspension Linked To Problems Later In Life

3 min read

Young students are often being suspended for "disruptive" rather than extreme behaviours, according to new research.

National

National

Australian Kids Urgently Need More Foster Carers

3 min read

In New South Wales alone, hundreds of carers are needed.

News

News

Two Toddlers Killed, Baby In Hospital After House Fire

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The toddlers were taken to hospital but could not be saved.

News

News

Young Girl In Hospital After 'Suspected Hanging Accident' in Backyard

1 min read

Police are investigating possible misadventure.

National

National

'We Have A Lot To Say': What Matters To Aussie Kids In 2018?

3 min read

Feeling safe, having a say and ... the goings-on of Tony Abbott.

News

News

No Kidding Around: Pollies and Children Just Don't Mix

2 min read

'Get the baby out of here'.

Good News

Good News

Heartwarming Moment Man With Down Syndrome Reunites With Dad

1 min read

It was the first time they had spent time apart in 25 years.

World

World

UK Considers Banning Energy Drink Sales To Children In England

1 min read

As consumption of the heavily caffeinated drinks rise, health experts warn "We don't know the effects of caffeine in children,"

World

World

"Do You Want To Know What It's Like To Be Dead While Still Alive? Lose A Child."

5 min read

Jamel Myles was just nine years old when he took his own life last week.