Parenting

Fri 20 Apr 2018

Hundreds of mums reject hospitals in local homebirth craze

Hundreds of mums reject hospitals in local homebirth craze

SOUTHERN Downs mothers want more power over childbirth, and one midwife is there to deliver. But doctors say the system can't support the radical trend.

Thu 19 Apr 2018

Why ‘free ride’ should stop at 19

Why ‘free ride’ should stop at 19

AUSTRALIA’S freeloading “kidults” are living it up thanks to the Bank of Mum and Dad. Here’s why the freebies have got to end.

Wed 18 Apr 2018

‘Bad mum’: Kylie’s parenting slammed

‘Bad mum’: Kylie’s parenting slammed

JUST two months after welcoming her daughter, Kylie Jenner has been slammed for leaving the newborn to party it up at Coachella.

Mum’s horror as baby chokes on teething ring

Mum’s horror as baby chokes on teething ring

AN AUSSIE mum has issued a warning to other parents, after her daughter choked on a common teething ring and nearly died.

Apps ‘could be illegally tracking children’

Apps ‘could be illegally tracking children’

THOUSANDS of popular children’s apps on Google Play may be violating child privacy laws according to a new study, drawing more attention to big tech’s...

Tue 17 Apr 2018

Are you ready for childcare changes?

Are you ready for childcare changes?

PARENTS are being warned to register before July 2 to get childcare subsidies under the government’s new system. Income brackets have also been updated.

Bizarre new Kmart trend taking off

Bizarre new Kmart trend taking off

CHILDREN attending birthday parties are being given bags of money and told to “go for it” to see who can buy the strangest things in Kmart.

What's behind the Games?

What's behind the Games?

You can't get much closer to the action at the Games than this - volunteering keeps the event running smoothly and lets some people work as part of a fun team

Toddler’s life support to be turned off

Toddler’s life support to be turned off

THE parents of seriously ill 23-month-old Alfie Evans vowed “it’s not over!” after a top court ruled against their plea to take him to Italy for treatment.

Fri 13 Apr 2018

AFL star’s devastating picture of newborn twins

AFL star’s devastating picture of newborn twins

GARY Rohan’s wife Amie just gave birth to two beautiful baby girls, but knew that one of them would die soon after birth.

Families swap overseas trips, cruises for new holiday type

Families swap overseas trips, cruises for new holiday type

THIS Easter the Sunshine Coast was the second most popular destination in Queensland, but a different type of holiday is gaining speed as a must-do.

Wed 11 Apr 2018

Rise in number of dads sharing load of at-home caring

Rise in number of dads sharing load of at-home caring

About 80,000 Australian families have a stay-at-home dad at the helm, the Australian Institute of Family Studies reveals.

Alcohol is not a dirty word

premium_icon Alcohol is not a dirty word

AUSTRALIANS have turned self-loathing about alcohol into a national sport, writes James Morrow. So we enjoy a drink or two. That’s no reason to turn it into the...

Younger teens using Kids Helpline support services

Younger teens using Kids Helpline support services

Teens in the 10-14 age group are reaching out for help with mental health issues to the nationwide Kids Helpline.

SHOCKING: How parents are ‘internet shaming’ their kids

SHOCKING: How parents are ‘internet shaming’ their kids

SHOCKING videos emerge after adults live stream their kids’ bizarre punishments to social media, justifying it with “tough love”.

Tue 10 Apr 2018

Why the kids’ iPad should be locked away

premium_icon Why the kids’ iPad should be locked away

THIS brave new world is doing my old head in. First it was Minecraft, then it was Roblox, now, apparently, it’s Fortnite.

Is NAPLAN turning our kids into bad writers?

Is NAPLAN turning our kids into bad writers?

THE NAPLAN writing test has been slammed by a leading expert who calls it "absurd” and says the structure of the test is turning kids into bad writers.

Mon 9 Apr 2018

Baby wipes linked to food allergies: study

Baby wipes linked to food allergies: study

Experts claim the use of baby wet wipes is to blame for an increase in food allergies in children.

Sun 8 Apr 2018

Turn kids' boredom into fun

Turn kids' boredom into fun

Five cheap and cheerful activities to try on school holidays

Mummy blogger destroys PC brigade in parenting posts

Mummy blogger destroys PC brigade in parenting posts

“LAZY” and “useless” are just some of the names directed at Sia Cooper. Her crime? Being a stay-at-home mum. She has had enough.

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