Parenting

Thu 23 Jan 2020

How to make starting high school less traumatic for kids

premium_icon How to make starting high school less traumatic for kids

Experts say starting high school is is a key time for forming crucial social networks and coincides with dramatic changes in the brain.

Mum left stunned by shopper’s f-bomb slur

premium_icon Mum left stunned by shopper’s f-bomb slur

A trip to a shopping centre turned ugly for a young Ipswich mum after a savage verbal attack by a fellow shopper over the behaviour of her young children.

Mum shares nappy rash face mask hack for glowing skin

Mum shares nappy rash face mask hack for glowing skin

A few years ago, one night I realised I’d run out of my overpriced eye cream. Looking at the Sudocrem on the bathroom counter, I thought, “That could work.”

Anti-vaxxers furious at doctor’s viral video

Anti-vaxxers furious at doctor’s viral video

A doctor in the centre of social media storm has revealed she’s getting “death threats” after her educational vaccination video went viral.

Kids hurt, killed after being declared safe

premium_icon Kids hurt, killed after being declared safe

A shocking number of Queensland children were harmed within a year of the Child Safety Department deciding they were safe — including many who died.

Wed 22 Jan 2020

The secret killer lurking in your child's fave snack

premium_icon The secret killer lurking in your child's fave snack

Three-quarters of rice-based products in Australia have concentrations of arsenic exceeding European guidelines, putting children at risk.

Ryder's artwork gets turned into a book cover

premium_icon Ryder's artwork gets turned into a book cover

Eleven-year-old’s Ryder Kelly’s artwork is now on sale after he won a competition for his design to appear on a school book cover.

Why more Aussie teens are saying no to sex

premium_icon Why more Aussie teens are saying no to sex

Australian teenagers are undergoing a sex drought, with data showing they are getting far less action than their parents. And experts say there’s one reason.

Tue 21 Jan 2020

'My son stopped hugging me so I knitted a new one'

'My son stopped hugging me so I knitted a new one'

"My woollen son still comes out to play sometimes when we fancy a laugh, but the rest of the time he sits on a mannequin in my design studio."

Mum wants dog put down after boy was viciously mauled

Mum wants dog put down after boy was viciously mauled

WHEN she first laid eyes on her boy after being told he'd been attacked by a dog, she instantly yelled: “Oh my God - I can see his skull!” *WARNING: GRAPHIC*

Man's words to dad after kissing toddler

Man's words to dad after kissing toddler

A father pulled a tourist off his son after the man repeatedly kissed the toddler at one of Sydney’s busiest tourist attractions, a court had heard.

Mon 20 Jan 2020

Church leader jailed for abuse that went over 15 years

premium_icon Church leader jailed for abuse that went over 15 years

CHURCH and family members ostracised victims of child sex abuse carried out by a Central Queensland church leader and ‘uncle’.

Young victim groomed with chocolate repulsed by sweet treat

premium_icon Young victim groomed with chocolate repulsed by sweet treat

"When it happened, I told my parents. I knew that he had done the wrong thing, a bad thing. I had been taught that behaviour like that was rude and naughty."

Child sex abuse victim’s life broken beyond repair

premium_icon Child sex abuse victim’s life broken beyond repair

‘I became quite a heavy drinker to try and numb the pain and when that didn’t work, I turned to drugs – lots of drugs.’

Smiles all around for inclusive nippers family

premium_icon Smiles all around for inclusive nippers family

Cody Chamings could stay in the water for hours if it wasn’t for his mum reminding him it’s home time.

Sat 18 Jan 2020

Why your teenager hates you - and what you can do about it

premium_icon Why your teenager hates you - and what you can do about it

Raising daughters can be a thankless task that pushes parents to the brink and you’d be surprised what’s behind all that anger.

Childcare workers ‘can’t even change nappies’

premium_icon Childcare workers ‘can’t even change nappies’

Dodgy training courses are blamed for a crisis plaguing centres, with a survey revealing 60 per cent of operators complained that graduates lack the skills.

Fri 17 Jan 2020

How much child care costs are soaring in your suburb

premium_icon How much child care costs are soaring in your suburb

The new child care subsidy was supposed to take pressure off parents, but costs have continued to rise. SEE HOW MUCH IN YOUR SUBURB

The worst twin baby names of all time

The worst twin baby names of all time

"My eyes! Do the parents even like the names themselves? Ugh, I have a headache." Some of these combos have to be seen to be believed.

’Rexona killed my son’: Chroming tore family apart

premium_icon ’Rexona killed my son’: Chroming tore family apart

Mum's mission to stop addictive drug ‘worse than ice’ after her son died of an inhalant addiction.

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