Parents & Carers

Part of the Kinderling Conversation for parents.

Parents and carers are the foundation of any family. After all, to look after kids, you need to look after yourself too. Kinderling Conversation brings you the latest info and friendly advice, as well as exploring the raft of issues facing modern parents.

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Catch up on the latest Parents & Carers segments

It takes a village: Why we should pay for our closed Facebook support groups

Facebook is a great place to connect with other parents and get support. But large platforms are often monitored by the founders; parents with children, work and outside lives. It…
20 mins

Tinder and single Mums: The perfect match?

Newly separated Mum Kristen Toovey has embraced online dating, and she says it's the perfect solution for this phase of her life.
10 mins

Are nannies the solution to a stretched parenting workforce?

Many families have two working parents, which makes caring for kids and domestic work a juggle. Are workplaces keeping pace with the need for flexible work, or are professional nannies…
26 mins

The co-parenting conundrum

There's no doubt that your relationship changes after children. But what happens when it changes irreparably? Is co-parenting even possible Karen Kristjanson is an author who believes it's not only…
15 mins

How to prepare yourself (and your kids) for the return to the rat-race

Heading into the year, slowly getting back into the routine of school and day-care drop offs, normal work hours and home routine, it can begin to feel like everything is…
14 mins

One mum's guide to travelling the world with a toddler

Writer Tracey Withers had planned a European adventure with her husband and baby Then her husband couldn’t go, but Tracey was set on going. What followed was a wonderful new…
19 mins