Parenting

Tue 26 Mar 2019

Toddler hits major milestone despite congenital infection

premium_icon Toddler hits major milestone despite congenital infection

Little Keira Hockley reached a major milestone her parents thought might never happen when she took her first unaided steps.

Mon 25 Mar 2019

Jab or no jab for influenza is the big question for parents

premium_icon Jab or no jab for influenza is the big question for parents

We could be facing a record-breaking flu season and while adults are routinely reminded about the benefits of having the influenza vaccine.

Concreter by day, children's author by night

premium_icon Concreter by day, children's author by night

Central Queensland man self-publishes animal books

Sun 24 Mar 2019

How to tell if you have a spoiled brat

How to tell if you have a spoiled brat

In the age of excess, parenting expert Dr Judith Locke writes, how do parents ensure their child appreciates their good life?

'My heart almost broke': Mum's anguish at bullying of son, 5

'My heart almost broke': Mum's anguish at bullying of son, 5

"I had no idea anything was wrong for the first two weeks. But as the days went by, my son’s attitude began to change."

Sat 23 Mar 2019

Why Queensland is in a ‘child drought’

premium_icon Why Queensland is in a ‘child drought’

The Sunshine State is experiencing the mother of all problems — and experts say it’s not good for mothers and babies or the economy.

Mummas, make-up and childbirth make photographers go wild

premium_icon Mummas, make-up and childbirth make photographers go wild

A NEW photography craze in turning mothers' memories of childbirth from utter pain to true beauty.

Fri 22 Mar 2019

Mum’s ‘extravagant’ baby name slammed

Mum’s ‘extravagant’ baby name slammed

A mum has been left heartbroken when the unique name of her first born was branded “hideous” and “unfortunate”.

First ever STEM camp opens a world of knowledge for students

premium_icon First ever STEM camp opens a world of knowledge for students

The camp proved to be very popular, with an action-packed program including a trip to Facing Island.

Author champions our teens and their problems

premium_icon Author champions our teens and their problems

'The things kids do is normal and both kids and parents need to know that'

Thu 21 Mar 2019

Meet the parents who won’t let their kids become adults

premium_icon Meet the parents who won’t let their kids become adults

THEY'RE pushy, protective and will happily sacrifice their child’s mental resilience in favour of success, writes Louise Roberts.

Bizarre job ad could earn you $52k

Bizarre job ad could earn you $52k

If you’re planning a working trip overseas, this nanny job could be for you — especially if you’re a fan of playing dress-ups.

Wed 20 Mar 2019

'Only way to live with it:' Father turns tragedy into hope

premium_icon 'Only way to live with it:' Father turns tragedy into hope

AFTER losing his four-week old daughter Bella in 2017, Billy Drury knew it wasn't the end of her story.

Tue 19 Mar 2019

$200 kids' event an ‘absolute disgrace’

$200 kids' event an ‘absolute disgrace’

A SYDNEY mum who spent $200 on an immersive Willy Wonka-style experience for her children says the event was an “absolute disgrace”.

Climate needs us to change to improve our children's futures

premium_icon Climate needs us to change to improve our children's futures

It is time to join with our kids to demand better for our planet, and heed warning that we only have 12 years to limit global warming to moderate levels.

What to tell your kids about the NZ attack

premium_icon What to tell your kids about the NZ attack

Parents are being urged not to shy away from talking to their children about the Christchurch terrorist attack. Here’s why it’s important and the best approach to...

Mon 18 Mar 2019

‘I didn’t put my baby down for 7 months’

‘I didn’t put my baby down for 7 months’

A new mother was so crippled by anxiety she couldn’t put her bub down for months — but it had terrible consequences.

Toddler takes first steps thanks to stranger's kind act

premium_icon Toddler takes first steps thanks to stranger's kind act

Every parent anticipates their child's milestones, but one such occasion has given a local family a much bigger reason to celebrate.

Sun 17 Mar 2019

Aussie families struggle to find womb-for-rent

premium_icon Aussie families struggle to find womb-for-rent

The surrogate industry has collapsed across southeast Asia ever since the Baby Gammy scandal, forcing Australians to hunt for surrogates in other countries.

'I knew there was something different about my sleepy boy'

'I knew there was something different about my sleepy boy'

"He’d sleep through the night, and was very calm, but as the months progressed, I was concerned... his head was much larger than other babies."

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