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Accidents happen - and when they do, you need to be sure you have the right skills to deal… Read more

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I am blessed with having two sons. Boisterous, busy, inquisitive and switched-on lads.  

As they got… Read more

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We've certainly written about it before but despite the warnings from a range of sources, some parents… Read more

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Historians from the University of Leeds and the University of Manchester examined fatherhood in Britain during the 19th… Read more

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More parents and kids are plugged in to electronic communication, gaming, and other digital entertainment than ever before.… Read more

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Many parents are now in the rundown to graduation – whether it be from pre-school, primary school or… Read more

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It seems that every facet of modern parenting is fraught with anxiety, from finding a nutritious yet palatable… Read more

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Most of us try to do the best we can with the resources we have on board ourselves. … Read more

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Just as pregnancy is measured in trimesters, parenting is all about stages. And in the modern era of… Read more

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There are days when I reckon motherhood could be likened to a marathon, a marathon where you have… Read more

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Having been a teacher for the best part of 40 years – yes, it sounds very odd to… Read more

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New research explains the secret to youthful vitality.  
 
Although the experts - the nation’s… Read more
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If you’ve ever been a mother, known a mother or co-existed in the same breathing space as a… Read more

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With the past, I have nothing to do; nor with the future. I live now.” - Ralph… Read more

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As a clinical social worker supporting adolescents and their families all across Australia we are often asked the… Read more

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I met up with one of my best and oldest friends last week in New York - it… Read more

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I am retiring this year after more than two-thirds of my life as a teacher.

I first… Read more

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More young people experience high levels of psychological distress when their father has cancer compared with… Read more

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There are added complications to separation when children are involved and this can be one of the most… Read more
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Can anyone be harder on us mums than ourselves? Well, no, not in my experience.

‘Mother’s guilt’… Read more

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How do you know when your child or teen is telling you the truth? Being able to decipher… Read more

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Recently, I overhead a discussion between a group of young mums about what to do with their pre-school… Read more

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As an early childhood teacher, one of the questions parents regularly ask me is how to deal with… Read more

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Scientists may disagree about whether what a woman does, feels or eats when pregnant could determine the gender… Read more

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We’ve all heard it before (usually accompanied by repeating hours of music… Read more

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Recently, a high profile married woman with children described herself as a “busy single mother”. It was Michelle… Read more

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I’m someone who finds it difficult to admit that I’m wrong. Not so much because I like to… Read more

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A recent report by the Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute has looked at the role… Read more

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US journalist and author, Hodding Carter, wrote that the two most important things to give your children are… Read more

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One of my best memories of childhood was the wonderful feeling I got at the beginning of the… Read more