Time to start introducing the potty or toilet to your toddler and not sure where to start? Here is our section on toilet trainng with expert advice, other mum's experiences, and forums to share and ask advice from other mums.
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.
RACHEL BROWNE Popular new technology lets parents know what their children are up to at childcare - but not everyone is a fan.
KYLIE ORR I’ve found some salons who boast setups ideal for children – you name it, they’ve thought of it. All are designed to make haircuts fun rather than stressful.
John Rosemund Our two-year-old has started pulling her hair out, sometimes in handfuls. What can we do to stop her?
RACHEL BROWNE A plan to restrict the childcare benefit to working parents will punish children of non-working parents who have an equal right to early childhood education, according to experts
Letitia Rowlands A mother is angry after her toddler son went missing from his childcare centre, only to be returned by a good Samaritan who found the boy wandering near a busy road.
Sharon M. Smith I have found my discipline philosophy. So I’m going to stop this little act I put on for others, and start doing what works for us.
LETITIA ROWLANDS Celebrity UK nanny Emma Jenner has listed five ways in which modern day parents are failing. But perhaps it's okay to not be the "perfect" parent, after all.
When he throws a tantrum, my 20-month-old often gets down on the floor and starts banging his head. What should I do?
JO HARTLEY “Oh, bugger!” exclaimed my three-year-old son. It was the start of conversations I knew we all needed to have.
Marisa Black I was deeply conflicted about putting my son in childcare – until a backward glance put my mind at ease.
CATHERINE RODIE Although toddler sleep problems can be frustrating for parents they are actually perfectly normal.
Melanie Mahoney A two-year-old has become an internet sensation after a video of her performing a cheer stunt with her dad went viral.
Jess Dehaven Transitioning from the cot to a "big kid" bed is a rite of passage for toddlers and their parents - but it can also become a battleground.
Melanie Mahoney A two-year-old has shown that it’s possible for a toddler to fall asleep while driving – and not even crash.
CATHERINE RODIE Is baby shaming just a new way of sharing the everyday frustrations of parenting, or is it something we should be concerned about? Parents and experts share their opinions.
Naomi Tsvirko My daughter’s first day of childcare was one of the hardest days of my life, but I took comfort in the fact that she had a strong connection with a particular teacher.
Kathy Lauer-Williams The daycare where my son goes called to tell me that he has been biting other children. I am really embarrassed by this. Is this normal? How can I stop him from biting?
He’s not even two yet, and may not have much of a vocabulary, but little Luca sure knows how to sing the blues.
Jodie Benveniste The toddler years are a major stage in your child’s development, but also mark a time when you develop further as a parent.
Josefa Pete Nothing joins parents in unity more than the tantrum; there’s the same fear in their eyes as they stare at their little one spinning uncontrollably in a frenzy. Not universal, however, is our expectations of these tantrums.
It's the season premiere of 'Convos with my 3-year-old' - and in this episode, the dad and daughter duo are discussing butts. Specifically, butt cracks.
LETITIA ROWLANDS What would you do if your child was being attacked by a vicious dog? One mother recently had to learn the hard way.
JO HARTLEY Nothing can beat the feeling of witnessing that first smile, first step and first word - but here's a list of 'firsts' I'm really looking forward to now.
EMMA PARTRIDGE Daly Thomas and her two young sons were walking home from church on Tuesday afternoon. Her youngest son never made it.
SIMON O'BRIEN A man has been charged over the alleged abduction of a child from Childers in South East Queensland.
LETITIA ROWLANDS Looking after grandchildren can help grandmothers ward off brain disease - but it's also possible to get too much of a good thing, researchers say.
PINKY MCKAY So often as parents, we don’t really talk about our ‘parenting toolboxes’. But you need to be aware of what you and your partner are working with, and to decide what does and doesn't fit in your lives.
LETITIA ROWLANDS Boys need to be taught to treat girls with respect, but our sons also need kindness.
LAUREN SMELCHER SAMS My toddler likes to kiss. A lot. I have no problem with that - and I will defend her right to continue.
CATHERINE RODIE Almost a third of parents admit to bribing their children to ‘behave’. But what does this mean for their long-term behaviour - and what can you try instead?
Jason Wells The mum of a child who fell out a third-storey window said she will "never be able to repay" the couple who cushioned his fall with a mattress.
AMBER ROBINSON Sometimes it’s nice to have a reminder that the world is mostly populated by good people - to be reminded that, when we’re having a bad day, ‘the village’ will step up and help.
PINKY MCKAY The relationship between grandparents and grandchildren is very precious, no matter how it’s expressed, but the road to family harmony can be paved with a few rocky patches. Here's how to try to keep everyone happy.
David Cox There are perfectly good reasons for why your child will refuse to eat vegetables - but that doesn't mean you have to give up. Here are some techniques that have been proven to work in the dinnertime battle.
Letitia Rowlands A dad has been forced to defend his parenting skills after a video in which he gives in to his toddler's bedtime demands went viral.
KYLIE ORR With my first child I attached so much of myself to my child’s behaviour: my identity, my success as a parent. Now, after four kids, I’ve learnt to separate my own identity from the behaviour of my child. We're just doing the best job we can.
Renee Valentine It is with deep regret that I pen this letter stating my intention to take industrial action as your stay-at-home mother. To be quite frank, some of the things I am expected to do in this job are making our working relationship less and less tenable.
CATHERINE RODIE Most parents would probably agree that whining is one of the most irritating sounds known to mankind. But your kids aren't doing it just to annoy you - and there are constructive ways for you to respond.
Patrick Begley A steel ramp that became scalding hot beneath the summer sun left one-year-old Milla Campion with third-degree burns on her hands and legs.
BIANCA WORDLEY Don’t assume, based on antiquated gender stereotypes, that you have it in any way easier or harder based on the genitals of your child. All children are hard work. All children come with their own challenges.
Joelle Dally A toddler has had a lucky escape after suffering a freak accident with a fire poker.
A skateboarding New Zealand baby has become a worldwide internet sensation, despite many people raising concerns for his safety.
JO HARTLEY Let me share with you, just from this week only, the apparently completely unreasonable behaviours I have expected of my child that have resulted in full on tantrums. Warning: low amounts of logic ahead.
KIRAN CHUG I've realised I wasn't really prepared for life with a toddler - and these are the things I’m working out as we go.
LETITIA ROWLANDS Every child's birthday is a cause for celebration - but do second, and subsequent, children get a raw deal when it comes to birthday parties?
AMANDA HOH Meet Emma, an 11-month old baby, who describes herself as having invisible unicorn friends, has a talent for yodelling and a life goal to get a PhD in theoretical physical cosmology.
Sharon Paterson Smith Through the tantrums, the injuries and the defiant shows of independence, I’d much rather be here than where I was two years ago, in the land of the newborn. Toddlers are actually pretty good.
LETITIA ROWLANDS It's the time of year when workers everywhere take a few days break from the daily grind, but is it okay to still send your kids to childcare and enjoy the serenity? It seems parents are divided on the topic.
Changes to vaccination requirements for children in childcare took effect across NSW on January 1.
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