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Parenting is one of the most challenging tasks you will ever encounter. You have to make tough calls at… Read more

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Being a parent is one of the best things in the world, but it’s also among the most difficult… Read more

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Finding the delicate balance between protecting and helicopter parenting is not as easy as it seems. It is human… Read more

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Having a new baby is a huge life adjustment. While you may be excited about the idea of bringing… Read more

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Technological advancements don’t just benefit big corporations and ultra-rich celebrities – they can be a lifeline for busy parents… Read more

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


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

As they got… Read more


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

New research explains the secret to youthful vitality.  
Although the experts - the nation’s… Read more

If you’ve ever been a mother, known a mother or co-existed in the same breathing space as a… Read more


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


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


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


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

I first… Read more


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

There are added complications to separation when children are involved and this can be one of the most… Read more

Can anyone be harder on us mums than ourselves? Well, no, not in my experience.

‘Mother’s guilt’… Read more


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


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


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


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


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