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Summer survival guide

Summer survival guide

The beach, the park, the back garden - summer beckons families to come out and play. Here are some tips for maximum fun, …

A Mother's promise

A Mother's promise

Blogger and mum of three Lisa-Jo Baker shares her promise to her daughter Zoe. (Grab the tissues…) A mother’s promise I’m tired and she’s tired. I’ve already put her to bed more than once tonight. She’s standing in the cot on tippy toes with soft, …

Things I'd like my kids to see their mum doing

Things I'd like my kids to see their mum doing

Everything changes when you take on the title of 'mum'. Suddenly, you’re responsible for the wellbeing of a new little person. But those responsibilities extend further than just day-to-day care and welfare. Your approach to life and the examples …

Just for laughs! Need a giggle today?

Just for laughs! Need a giggle today?

Parent life can be challenging - we get it - here's some light relief for give you a giggle today, that you will no doubt relate to!                                     …

Parenting humour

Parenting humour

Parenting is beautiful, tough, gorgeous, messy… and sometimes unpredictable. We’re sharing our parenting moments in memes. Come and have a giggle with us!     …

Have you appointed a guardian for your child?

Have you appointed a guardian for your child?

What can you do to make sure your kids are looked after if you're no longer around? We look at what's involved in appointing guardians. No one likes thinking about not being there as their kids grow up but there is a worse scenario: the kids being …

Good question: Is behaviour a result of nurture or nature?

Good question: Is behaviour a result of nurture or nature?

Ratbag or model citizen? And is behaviour a result of nurture or nature? Psychologist Dr Melanie Woodfield considers these big questions facing parents, and shares tips on shaping our children into the well-rounded individuals society smiles …

10 ways to teach positive values to your kids

10 ways to teach positive values to your kids

You are your child's first and best teacher, and when it comes to imparting strong, positive values, you have a golden opportunity to lead by example.  All parents want their children to grow up with a highly developed moral compass. That is, we …

Are you going to have a second child? Or happy with one?

Are you going to have a second child? Or happy with one?

If you're a parent of one child, you may be feeling the pressure to start working on Baby Number Two. But what if you want to stop at one? Is having an only child really as sad and lonely as people like to tell us it is? Maree McNulty …

Psychologist explains how to help a child deal with grief

Psychologist explains how to help a child deal with grief

It's one of the most difficult conversations you'll ever have with your child - telling them about the loss of a loved one, whether through death, divorce, or a change in life circumstances. Most of the time, 'going away' is followed by 'coming …

Things I won't regret doing as a parent

Things I won't regret doing as a parent

Parents are infamous for self-condemnation. It’s time for some back-patting instead. Mother-of-three Pippa Henderson reflects on the things she’s pretty sure she got right. Investing in a good buggy  We chose a red phil&teds sports buggy for …

How to have good conversations with your pre-schooler

How to have good conversations with your pre-schooler

Trying to find out what your toddler is really thinking can be difficult. Dr Melanie Woodfield explains some simple strategies that you can use to open up the lines of communication. Having a real conversation with a child of any age can be a very …

Parenting through separation

Parenting through separation

When parents separate, it can be especially difficult for children. Psychologist Pauline Ogilvy explains how communication can help to make the transition as stress-free as possible. Separation is a turbulent time for adults and children. Not only …