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.
Lauren Knight Is a daily bath really necessary for little kids? How clean is too clean?
LETITIA ROWLANDS When Honey-Rae Phiillips was born with a strawberry birthmark covering much of her left side, the little girl's parents worried she would grow up feeling different and alone.
Melanie Mahoney A family's trip to the shops turned to high drama when not one but two young sisters climbed into a skill tester toy machine.
Meghan Leahy I have a tendency to always answer my kids "no" when they ask me things. Then I am stuck trying to stand behind my no. When they ask so often and so fast, it just comes out
JUDITH IRELAND The Abbott government should extend funding to nannies, and direct childcare payments to low and middle income families, a landmark study on childcare has found.
Michael Daly Three-year-old Cain Trainor headed off home after his first day at a new preschool without telling anyone.
Leah McLennan You could be doing yourself a disservice by encouraging your toddler to have an afternoon nap, according to new research.
A trouble-making dad decided to see if his daughter would mind if he changed the lyrics to her favourite song just slightly.
Ariane Beeston I never thought I’d say this, but for a brief moment last week, Kim Kardashian and I had something in common: both our kids had public tantrums.
AMY CORDEROY Nearly 100 children are being screened for tuberculosis after a teacher at a Sydney childcare centre was diagnosed with the infectious disease.
LETITIA ROWLANDS It appears this toddler wasn't quite ready to end her time as her parents' one and only little princess - and she made no attempt to hide the fact.
LETITIA ROWLANDS Sugar and spice and all things nice - that's what we are told little girls are made of.
JEN VUK My discipline pendulum has swung so wildly from tough to lenient and back again it’s given me vertigo.
Heidi van Dort I never thought I’d have to defend my choice not to send my kids to daycare.
It's the saddest story Roald Dahl ever wrote - a poignant letter pleading for parents to vaccinate their children against measles, after his own daughter died from the disease.
Lisa Bryant The consultation on childcare has already happened and now it's time for some action.
MATT CALMAN She'll excitedly point at anything that moves yelling "dog! dog! dog!" or whatever the name of the creature is. But get within a certain distance of an animal, say a metre, and the fascination turns to panic.
LETITIA ROWLANDS It's a heartbreaking dilemma no parent should ever have to face: you have two gravely ill children, but only possess the power to help one.
Ariane Beeston Ranging from mild to feral and triggered by events both minor and major, tantrums certainly keep life interesting.
DANIELLE COLLEY When one child goes to ‘big school’ and leaves the other behind, it can cause deep upset. Here's how to make the transition easier.
Armin Brott It seems like all they want to eat is white rice and plain pasta. Why won't they eat anything else, and what can I do to get them to expand their preferences?
Sometimes older siblings can tell their little brothers and sisters great lies - but sometimes they tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth.
Meaghan Leahy Physical violence between young siblings is upsetting for parents and can be difficult to manage. Here a few tips to help keep the peace at your house.
Ariane Beeston Here are 12 parenting-based goals worth striving for in 2015. Some you’ll be doing already, while others may require a little more practice.
LETITIA ROWLANDS Millions of babies around the world have been enthralled by her laughing face over the past 19 years. However only now has the girl whose infectious smile featured on the Teletubbies sun come forward to set the record straight.
Kids who get hurt in falls from furniture often live in homes without safety gates or weren't taught rules about climbing in the house, a new study found.
Kathy Antoniotti Abandoned as a baby, then later diagnosed with ASD, Angel had a difficult start to life. Then came his grandmother - and a special dog.
Parents of young children everywhere will appreciate this clip showing what it would look like if a grown man threw a toddler like tantrum in public.
LETITIA ROWLANDS As far as bucket lists go, the first item Tom Attward wanted to tick off was a fairly ambitious one - to raise almost $1 million to save his step-daughter's life.
LETITIA ROWLANDS With her blond curls and winning smile, it's not surprising little Izzy Bradley was chosen to appear in a toy catalogue for Target in the US.
LETITIA ROWLANDS Struggling to find last minute stocking fillers before Santa's visit this week? If this cute video is anything to go by just raid the fruit bowl in order to keep your kids happy.
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.
LETITIA ROWLANDS Parents are being warned about the dangers posed by electronic cigarettes after a toddler died from nicotine poisoning when he consumed the liquid contained in the devices.
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!
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