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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.
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.
Krys Saclier Parenting is two different things at once: I love my children so much and can't bear the thought of being without them, and at the same time, I desperately want some time to myself.
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.
Matt Petronzio Noted autism activist Temple Grandin famously said, "I am different, not less." These video simulations help further that understanding of living with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
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.
KIRAN CHUG I know news stories always attract a range of opinions, and I know they're a place for people to have an anonymous dig in. However, I also know that this mum bashing has to stop.
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