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Ask The Parents – How Will I Cope When My Son...

The first time you take your child to nursery or kindergarten is often bitter-sweet. While you’re proud to see them becoming independent and know...

Confession: How I Forgave My Mum For Her Emotional Abuse

“You know,” said my therapist, leaning forward slightly, “you could see that as emotional abuse.” Emotional abuse. The term felt right, somehow. At 29, sitting...

How To Recognize And Support Your Highly Sensitive Child

Sensitivity in life is often seen as a negative. Being too sensitive emotionally can cause problems in relationships, friendships, social situations, and at work. Physical...

How To Help Your Kids Deal With Rejection

It’s a fact of parenting life – we find ourselves saying ‘no’ to our kids. Whether they want chocolate at bedtime, a new computer...

8 Reasons Why Discipline Is Good For Your Child

Often, it seems ‘discipline’ is a naughty word for parents. It sounds as though we’re being unkind to our children, upsetting them and depriving...

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Curious Kids: How Did The Months Get Their Names?

How did the months get their names? - Sylvie, age 8, Brisbane. The names of the months are very old and they come from ancient...
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Male Circumcision Is Good For Boys And Girls

Right. Male circumcision. Where to start?   First, the impetus for writing this piece was a conversation I had with a colleague who characterised male...
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13 Phrases Any Working Mum Will Recognise (And Use Regularly)

Life can be tough when you're a working mum. If you’re trying to look after your family, make a decent stab at parenting and...
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8 Funniest Parenting Tweets Of The Week

Hey parents, how are you doing? Isn’t it exhausting pretending that you have it all together when you haven’t washed your hair in a...
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Why I’m Ditching Friends Who ‘Shame’ Their Kids On Social Media

You’ll no doubt have seen them doing the rounds on social media – a photo of a child, holding a placard explaining a naughty...

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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