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Why Sorry Shouldn’t Be The Hardest Word

When many of us were young, we thought of our parents as superheroes. They weren’t just people that had started life as kids like...

5 Challenging Pre-Teen Behaviours And How To Cope

As a parent, we expect challenging behaviour from our kids once they hit the teenage years. We know they're growing up and testing their...

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,...

Ask The Parents – The ‘Terrible Twos’ Are Starting And I’m...

There’s a reason why toddler tantrums are the stuff of legend. Your child might have been an angel since birth, but at some...

How To Raise A Child Who’s A Sceptic (Not A Cynic)

A few nights ago, I was watching a dance talent show on television with my daughter. “She’s good,” I commented about one young hopeful....

Five Lessons We Can Learn From Snowplough Parents

We’ve heard of helicopter parenting and free-range parenting - but here's a new strategy to get your head around. Do you know a parent...

8 Top Quirky Parenting Tips

Life’s weird. The trials and tribulations of raising kids are even weirder. I subscribe to the “whatever works for you” philosophy;  after all, parenting...

How To Cope With Your Adult Kids Living At Home (Without...

The traditional way of things was for kids to grow up, finish school and leave home – either to go on to university or...

6 Great Strategies For Parenting Your Adult Children

As our kids get older, our relationship with them inevitably alters. They are now independent, our equals, with their own lives. Adapting to the...

6 Tips To Help You Cope With Being A First Time...

Congratulations, you're a first time mum! You made it through the birth – funny how quickly you forget the pain – and the health...

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Curious Kids: Why Do We Lose Our Baby Teeth?

Why do we lose our baby teeth? - Jack, age 8. Losing your first baby tooth is an important part of growing up. We need teeth...

We Were Looking Forward To Being Mothers Together, But Then My Sister Died And...

It’s often said there’s no relationship quite like the one which exists between sisters. That was certainly true when it came to...

‘We Produced Wild Children’ – Parents Raising Brave Kids

I watch him play. At the foot of snow-covered hills, forests reaching behind, winter-weary fields rolling down to the water’s edge. The roar of the water...

This Philips Avent Bottle Warmer Is The Safe, Efficient Way To Warm Your Baby’s...

While feeding time with your baby is one of those special bonding experiences, it also brings certain challenges. If your little one...

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,...

Our Son Has A Rare Brain Disease – But We Are Determined To Help...

Our son, Sam, was a completely normal child for the first two years of his life. Sure, he tended to trip and fall over...

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