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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

2 min read

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

5 min read

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

1 min read

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

4 min read

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

2 min read

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

2 min read

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

2 min read

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

1 min read

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?

Views

Views

The Reason Boys Don’t Read 'Girls'' Books

6 min read

It is widely believed that boys prefer to read about male protagonists. But, before we decry the way that boys are not interested in girls’ stories, it is worth taking a look at the bookshelves.

Tech

Tech

Laws Can't Protect Kids From Online Game Abuse

4 min read

Around 200,000 young Australians have been abused or cyberbullied while playing online games in the past 12 months.

World

World

Mother Fired By Manager By Text For Heartless Reason

2 min read

Crystal Reynolds Fisher needed to take leave to care for her son whose life was on the line, but her manager dismissed it as "drama".

Good News

Good News

Father Helps Wife By Breastfeeding After Daughter's Birth

3 min read

April had complications after giving birth to daughter Rosalia, so Dad stepped up to the plate.

Views

Views

How To Stop Your Children Swearing

4 min read

It's a guide you can swear by.

Lifestyle

Lifestyle

Brigitte Nielsen Gives Birth To Fifth Child At Age 54

2 min read

And the new mum couldn't be happier.

Health

Health

‘Baby Bundles’ Gifted To Ease Burden On New Parents

2 min read

An $150 bundle of care for your new bundle of joy.

Lifestyle

Lifestyle

Khloe Shares Struggles With Breastfeeding Baby True

2 min read

It's controversial and other mums have a lot to say.

Lifestyle

Lifestyle

'Kids Can't Become Sex Addicts'

2 min read

Do kids need The Talk that early on?

Views

Views

Aussie Kids Are Increasingly Anxious. Here's Why.

3 min read

The cause could be closer to home than you might think.

Lifestyle

Lifestyle

Eighties Babe Brigitte Nielsen Is Pregnant At Age 54

2 min read

It’s baby number five for the glowing mama.

Views

Views

Is It The Government's Call Of Duty To Protect Kids From Violent Video Games?

5 min read

I confess I’m thankful to the ACB for one less thing to be concerned about.

Life

Life

Jared Is 12 Years Old. Two Years Ago He Tried To Take His Own Life

4 min read

This is what he wants other kids to know.

Views

Views

Would You Trade Your Child's Privacy For A Few Likes?

3 min read

Respecting kids' rights to future privacy is paramount.

News

News

Parents Seeking More 'Me Time' Than Ever Before

1 min read

Almost twice as many millennial parents compared to baby boomers wish they had more spare time.

Views

Views

Stop Taking Your Kid's Soccer Match So Bloody Seriously

3 min read

No one trusts anyone to behave like a human being anymore.

Views

Views

Motherhood Is Double The Wonderful Trouble When You're Expecting Twins

4 min read

Australia needs to make childcare work for families and make work more family friendly for all of us.

Lifestyle

Lifestyle

Are Cindy Crawford And Kaia Gerber Actually The Same Person?

2 min read

These images seem to indicate the answer is yes.