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Bryony Gordon Is it weird to say that I am secretly thrilled to find that my daughter Edie has nits?
Kelsey Wilkie A shopping centre escalator needed to be pulled apart to free a toddler's trapped hand.
KYLIE ORR As we reach the end of 2014, we're closing the book on many things for another year, most notably childcare. Our last child has attended childcare for the very last time.
CATHERINE RODIE I’m sure that parenting will get harder. But life isn’t exactly smooth sailing for many of us right now, either.
CATHERINE RODIE Parents share their tips on getting their early risers to sleep in, even for just a little bit longer.
Jen Ng This funny video shows a little girl who has just been caught cutting off her own hair.
Is it sprinkling or is it raining? This seemingly simple question is the focus of a lively debate between two young children in a video that has stolen the hearts of millions around the world.
LETITIA ROWLANDS Pieces of sharp metal have been found protruding from rubber matting and scattered across equipment at a Sydney playground.
It is one of life's most difficult decisions - what's more important, sleep or ice-cream?
Pat McDermott From the beginning my children took as their motto: "the only good adult is a wide-awake adult." To them, a sleeping parent means a child is not doing their job.
JESSICA RUDD Tantrum Trolls are a small but growing species of predatory bottom-feeders who delight in picking on parents at their most vulnerable.
MATT CALMAN A child's excitement at Christmas time is a beautiful thing, but one dad ponders whether his toddler daughter is getting into the festive mood a bit too soon.
MATT CALMAN Every now and then your child does or says something that is truly memorable.
KYLIE ORR We were green and uninitiated, perhaps a little naïve when it came to the favourite toy responsibility.
JODIE BENVENISTE Are our hopes, dreams and expectations for our children what they really need?
Jen Ng This video of a compassionate little girl crying as she watches a movie about a lost penguin is adorable.
Melanie Mahoney Oh, boy! Glowy Zoey's LED Minnie Mouse costume sure is magical.
Gayle Bryant A new app is allowing childcare centres to manage absences and available spots with ease. It even promises to help families save money!
JO HARTLEY Becoming a big brother or sister isn’t a responsibility to be taken lightly. So when should you tell your child you're expecting again?
Babyology Here's a great selection of footwear from pre-walker to walker ensuring comfort and style for growing feet.
Ariane Beeston The thing about toddlers is that what they say isn’t always what they mean. That would be far too easy and they’re complicated little creatures.
MELANIE MAHONEY It has been a little over a month since William Tyrell disappeared from his grandmother’s home, 33 long sleepless nights for his family as they mourn the absence of their cheeky young boy.
MICHAELA FOX Forget the new 'Lawnmower' parenting trend; try using plain old-fashioned commonsense instead.
Louise Hall A woman who allegedly attempted to abduct a toddler from her mother's car has been referred for a psychiatric assessment.
JODIE BENVENISTE Our children are always changing, and we need to grow with them, says psychologist Jodie Benveniste.
JODIE BENVENISTE Changing times mean new parenting approaches have emerged, so how can we find the balance between being too strict and too soft on our kids?
Patricia Tan Parenting doesn’t ever get easier; the challenges just change. But the challenges of caring for young children definitely lessens as they get older.
MATT CALMAN The transformation's happened gradually, but it also seems like an overnight thing. My little baby isn't a little baby anymore.
Gordon Rayner Photographers accused of carrying out "surveillance" on the Queen's great-grandson Prince George are the target of legal action by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
MICHAELA FOX I am five years into this parenting gig and I’ve learnt that sleepless nights and changing dirty nappies are child’s play.
Ariane Beeston Despite child-proofing and supervising, accidents and mishaps still happen when little people are involved. Consequently, the list of causalities from my son’s baby and toddlerhood is long.
Rebecca English Positive discipline (also known as gentle parenting) uses neither rewards nor punishments; children are encouraged to practice good behaviour for its own sake.
SARAH THOMAS A sequel is coming soon to the 2011 hit book 'Go the F*** to Sleep' - and this time, it's about mealtimes.
Jen Ng This little girl is not happy that her mum started laughing during her performance - so she tells her exactly how she feels about it.
MATT CALMAN My 15-month-old has suddenly added a burst of real speed to her toddle. She should be classed a flight risk.
JODIE BENVENISTE Character strengths are what bring us alive. When we're using our strengths we feel good about ourselves, and we have a positive impact on others.
PAUL BYRNES It seems you don't have to throw the TV and iPad out the window - it all boils down to moderation, supervision and interaction.
Bryony Gordon Prince William's favourite celebrity child trainer Jo Frost puts Bryony Gordon and her toddler through their paces.
JESSICA RUDD Have we forgotten how to be imaginative, resourceful parents?
DANIELLE COLLEY Of course we want our children to form bonds with other carers. But what happens when these bonds can cause feelings of guilt and jealousy?
LETITIA ROWLANDS Nobody is the perfect parent, but is it fair to label parents "crap" because their children aren't perfect angels 24 hours of the day?
KYLIE ORR When it comes to getting dressed, my three-year-old has only one criterion: “I don’t want to look beautiful.” And now I've worked out why.
Meghan Leahy What's going on in your child's mind in the lead-up to a tantrum? And what’s the best way to respond?
Letitia Rowlands Worried parents took to social media yesterday after their children's daycare was evacuated due to a bomb threat.
VICTORIA BIRCH Most kids have their own personal brand of oddity. It's usually nothing to worry about, but every now and again you might find yourself scratching your head and asking, “Really? Is that really a thing?”
KIRAN CHUG Instead of writing about the stuff I do know since becoming a mum, I thought I'd share some of the things I don't. These are the lessons that motherhood hasn't taught me.
LETITIA ROWLANDS A momentary lapse in attention almost resulted in tragedy when a toddler was left stranded on railway tracks.
Letitia Rowlands Ever wondered what would happen if adults were allowed to act like children? This dad's hilarious video clip will give you an idea of what life would be like.
JO HARTLEY At times of confusion or overwhelming feelings, special objects such as favourite blankets and cuddly toys can be a great help to young kids.
LETITIA ROWLANDS Forget trips to the park or play centre. This mum prefers to take her daughters, aged just two and four, to the beauty salon.
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