Current News & Affairs

Part of the Kinderling Conversation for parents.

We decipher the latest in news, events and politics so you know what's happening and how it will affect your family.

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Catch up on the latest Current News & Affairs segments

How Oxytocin can help children with autism

New research from Sydney University’s Brain and Mind Centre has found that oxytocin – some times called the ‘love hormone’ – can improve autistic children’s social interactions. We speak with…
15 mins

Why the Nappy Drive is so important

We speak to Sandra Jacobs, founder and chairperson of The Nappy Collective, about their current Nappy Drive campaign that calls on parents to donate unwanted nappies to those who…
9 mins

National Carers Week special: Meeting Mary

We meet Mary who’s 16 years old and along with her mum, cares for her father and younger brother. She’s just one of 300,000 young carers around Australia looking after…
7 mins

Pressure on grandparents now juggling work and childcare

If you’re lucky, you have wonderful parents and in-laws who are happy to help out with caring for your child According to a report for the National Seniors Productive Ageing…
11 mins

Australia in desperate need of foster carers

Foster care rarely gets a good wrap in the media  We often hear about children who go through multiple foster families, and the impact this has on their lives. But…
9 mins

Natalie Lovett’s IVF experience in the United States

How far would you have gone to have your baby?  Natalie Lovett tried for seven years to fall pregnant in Australia, and when that didn’t work, she travelled to the…
12 mins