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Our World Fell Apart When We Learned Our Beautiful Daughter With...

It was a hot July evening, and I’d been having contractions on and off for a week. Our fourth child, a baby girl, was...

I’m Desperate To Know What’s Wrong With My Son, But The...

It would be great to write a story with a neat and happy ending, but sadly I can’t do that. At this...

We Care For Terminally Ill Children – Because They All Deserve...

Every baby, every child deserves to know love before they die. They deserve to be held, to know they are truly cared for, and...

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

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

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...

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...

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Curious Kids – How Do X-Rays See Inside You?

Have you ever played shadow puppets to make shadow pictures on the wall? When you do, your hand is stopping the light rays from...
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So You’ve Agreed To A Sleepover? Read This First

Ah, the sleepover – or slumber party, call it what you will. Sleepovers are a rite of passage for all children – and for...

Lego Introduces Braille Bricks To Teach Blind And Visually Impaired Kids

A new project from the makers of one of the world's best-loved toys is aiming to help blind and visually impaired children learn through...

Something For The Weekend – Pork And Pineapple Skewers

A weekend barbecue is one of the joys of summer for us – but if the weather spoils your plans, you can still...

Are You A Toxic Parent?

In his new book about how we treat and understand children, Australian educationalist John Marsden – the author best known for his...
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Curious Kids – How Do We Smell?

  How do we smell? – Audrey, age 6, Brisbane. Audrey, you have asked a question that humans have wondered about for centuries. And it’s only...

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