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I Don’t Like Playing With My Kids

Sometimes it’ll be Lego. Other times it’s mini plastic Disney princesses being chased by dinosaurs. My four-year-old daughter, Adriana, will create a game, come...

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...

The 13 Habits of Mentally-Strong Parents

How can we make sure our kids will have the resilience to deal with whatever is thrown at them? Sadly, there are no guarantees,...

How To Help Your Child Deal With Friendship Breakups

I always knew when my kids had fallen out with their friends – the looks on their faces when they came out of school...

How To Talk To Your Kids About Disabilities

Kids are curious, and that’s a wonderful thing. But sometimes they ask difficult questions, and we might feel awkward or embarrassed as we’re unsure...

Parents, Limit Your Screen Time – For The Benefit Of Your...

I've never really thought about limiting screen time until a few days ago, when I was sitting on the living room floor building a...

How To Help Kids Develop A Positive Body Image

It was the first time I really considered the need of consciously promoting a positive body image around my daughter. I walked into the bedroom...

‘It’s Not You, It’s Them’ – What To Do When You...

You’ve been BFFs for years – since school, college, or maybe your first job. Even when the babies came along, you didn’t see why...

6 Tips That Will Help Your Kids Learn To Love Reading

For me, a love of books is a gift. One of my greatest pleasures in life is to lose myself in a favourite story,...

Why My Divorce Was Good For My Children

My children know a girl. Let's call her Lucy. She's an only child, raised by two parents who are approaching their silver wedding anniversary. Lucy...

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Curious Kids: Does Space Go On Forever?

Does space go on forever?  – Conrad, age 6, Sydney Space probably does go on forever, but the truth is we don’t know. Not yet...

We Feared It Would Be Difficult To Adopt As A Same-Sex Couple – Now...

It’s a big thing for any couple to decide they want to be parents. To agree they’re committed enough and responsible enough to...

6 Ways To Get Your Kids Excited About Brushing Their Teeth

Sometimes children are not always so enthused by the task of brushing their teeth. Even as much as we tell them that it is...
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We Found Out My Baby Girl Needed A Prosthetic Eye – But Only Because...

Childbirth was a beautiful experience for me. But from the moment I cradled Scarlett in my arms after her first bath, we...
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Christmas – 7 Best Gifts For 5-Year-Olds

With Christmas just a little over a week away, you may still be looking for that special gift for your little one. When your...
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Curious Kids: Why Do We Count To 10?

Why do we count to 10? – Quentin, age 5, Randwick. Counting is perhaps one of the oldest scientific operations still in use today. From a...

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