Parenting

Thu 21 Mar 2019

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."

Cop gives a piece of himself to save his boy

premium_icon Cop gives a piece of himself to save his boy

Lachlan Hay will always carry a piece of his dad’s heart, but it’s another part of the policeman that is keeping him alive.

Sat 16 Mar 2019

Teacher tells mum no homemade biscuits in son's lunchbox

Teacher tells mum no homemade biscuits in son's lunchbox

The mum's sweet treats were returned to her with her son's lunchbox at the end of the day with a stern note from his teacher

Boobie Brekkie designed for mums

premium_icon Boobie Brekkie designed for mums

This mum of five and best-selling baby care author has created a new breakfast cereal for time-poor breastfeeding mums.

Sad truth of home life for kids today

premium_icon Sad truth of home life for kids today

Children are spending more time at home than they did 20 years ago … but that doesn’t mean they’re better off.

Thu 14 Mar 2019

Enhanced Coast services mean better care for premature bubs

premium_icon Enhanced Coast services mean better care for premature bubs

Sunshine Coast University Hospital has enhanced its neonatal unit, meaning fewer families will have to travel to Brisbane to get proper treatment.

Wed 13 Mar 2019

50 the new 40 for child birth

premium_icon 50 the new 40 for child birth

Grandma-age women are safely carrying and delivering babies without complication, with 50 becoming the new 40 for childbirth. But there’s one huge misconception...

Tue 12 Mar 2019

Bullying: no way will it be easy to overcome

premium_icon Bullying: no way will it be easy to overcome

As reality TV promotes the bullying type behaviour of participants, how can we teach children that it's not OK?

Beach tragedy: 'He died doing what he loved'

premium_icon Beach tragedy: 'He died doing what he loved'

'All we could hear was David screaming that he couldn't breathe, we didn't have any idea what was going on'.

Mon 11 Mar 2019

IVF clinic cuts costs for struggling couples

premium_icon IVF clinic cuts costs for struggling couples

Springfield’s new low-cost IVF clinic doctor Neil Astill says the best cure for infertility is having your babies younger

‘Self-important’ parent shamed over park

‘Self-important’ parent shamed over park

A motorist has been called out online after being caught parking across two parking spots designated for parents in Sydney.

Sun 10 Mar 2019

Turning point changed ‘Octomum’ forever

Turning point changed ‘Octomum’ forever

She was known as the woman who gave birth to octuplets and then turned to stripping. Now, ‘Octomum’ reveals what has changed.

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