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Ask The Parents – What Can I Do About My Picky...

Our children’s diets are a major source of anxiety for many parents. How do we get them to try new foods or...

My Father, The Feminist

I think it often takes becoming a parent to fully appreciate your own, and the blood, sweat and tears it takes to raise a...

How Parents Fail To Follow Their Own Advice (Part 2)

“Aw, nine years ago!” I exclaimed, looking up from my phone. “Facebook Memories just showed me your first day at ‘big’ school. You were...

What Time Should Your Child Go To Bed?

Knowing exactly when to put your children to bed is a skill many parents find elusive. We’ve all met the ones who seem to find...

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...

7 Of The Worst Things You Could Say To Adoptive Parents

Some years ago, one of my son’s schoolteachers learned she and her husband had successfully navigated an often-tortuous process and could become adoptive parents....

6 Signs That Might Mean You’re A Lawnmower Parent

We’ve all heard of ‘helicopter parents’ – the ones who hover over their child’s lives, paying close attention to every detail (especially when it...

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...

‘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...

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,...

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Top Celebrity Parenting Tips From… Jessica Biel

A Golden Globe and Primetime Emmy nominee, Jessica Biel is a familiar face on both cinema and television screens. She married singer and actor...

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

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...
colic

Ask The Parents – My Baby Suffers From Colic, How Can I Soothe Him?

It’s estimated that around 40% of babies suffer from colic during the first 12-16 weeks of their lives. Some will scream for...

Postpartum Psychosis: Mothers Still Aren’t Getting The Help They Need

If you look on social media, you’ll see plenty of mothers showing how “perfect” their lives are with their babies and children. But smiles...
Why Is The Sky Blue

Curious Kids: Why Is The Sky Blue And Where Does It Start?

Why is the sky blue and where does it start? – Oliver Scott, age 7, Australia. Why is the sky blue? This is something that...
mixed feeding

Mixed Feeding – How To Successfully Combine Breast And Bottle

There are various reasons why it might make sense to combine breast and formula when feeding your baby. Perhaps you’ll be returning to...

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