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7 Ways To Get Your Kids To (Actually) Brush Their Teeth

As far as kids are concerned, tooth-brushing is a waste of good playtime. After all, there are so many more interesting things to do,...

Our Tiny Son’s Condition Is So Rare, It Doesn’t Have A...

Everyone wants their child to be special, don’t they? We hold them in our arms as babies and wonder what they’ll be like as...

My Son Has Hydrocephalus – It’s Not Easy, But Our Life...

When my son, Braden, graduated last year it was one of the most emotional days of my life. One that, at various...

I Was Born With My Organs Outside My Body – Now...

Every so often, we hear of babies born with medical conditions so rare or severe it seems there’s no chance they’ll survive. Maybe they’re...

8 Clever Ways To Get Kids To Take Their Medicine

“A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down,” sang Mary Poppins famously. And, sometimes, it does. Other times, though, you’ll need a few...

Why Low-Fat Might Not Be The Best Option For Our Children’s...

What our children eat occupies a lot of our attention as parents. Are they eating enough, or too much? How can we get them...

5 Kids’ Coughs And When You Should Worry About Them

A cough is one of the most common symptoms of childhood illness. For parents, they can be worrying – kids’ coughs can sound truly...

Boys Twice As Likely As Girls To Be Affected By ‘Back...

They might be enjoying the summer holidays right now, but children with asthma are more likely to need a doctor’s appointment once they...

My Child Has Down Syndrome – And She’s The Best Thing...

My husband Stephen and I had been trying for a baby for seven or eight years, but nothing was happening. I needed a baby;...

I Thought It Was Just A Childhood Cold, But Now My...

It’s always a little worrying when your kids are ill. Most times, of course, it’s just a cold or a sickness bug or a...

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I’m Parenting My Teenage Son And My Mum And Dad: The Reality Of The...

I remember when I became an official member of the sandwich generation. Two and a half years ago my father was taken to hospital and...

Kickstart Your Exercise Regime With The Fitbit Inspire HR – It’s The Motivation You’ve...

Keeping an eye on our health and fitness can be a bit hit and miss sometimes. While some people never miss a...

Curious Kids: What Is A Headache? Is It Our Brain Hurting?

What is a headache? Is it our brain hurting? – Question from the students of Ms Young’s Grade 5/6 class, Baden Powell College, Victoria,...

7 Kid-Friendly Christmas Decorations For Your Home

With Christmas just a few weeks away, chances are the excitement levels are seriously ramping up. Part of the fun is decorating your home...

5 Playground Mum Tribes: How To Survive The Schoolyard

Playground politics? Isn't that just for kids? There are so many things to worry about when your baby starts school. Will they make friends? Will they...
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What Other Cultures Can Teach Parents About Raising Their Children

We live in a competitive world, where worth and value are increasingly based on league tables and performance indicators – and parenting hasn’t escaped...

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