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6 emotions you'll feel when your kid starts school

Riding the highs and lows can be tough, so here's our guide to each feeling and phase, complete with GIFs.

Lego finally release wheelchair figure

Toy maker Lego has unveiled its first wheelchair figure in a new playset but why's it taken so long?

Sticks and stones - how words can hurt new mums

A new study has revealed the language midwives and hospital staff use can impact how mums think about their baby and breastfeeding.

5 myths about baby's sleep

There's lots of advice out there on how to get your baby to sleep; Jo Ryan separates the fact from fiction.  

5 things we learned from Costa and Cate from the dirtgirl Musical

We spoke to two of the garden’s greatest stars about the musical, becoming a gnome and Costa’s secret life as a singer.

Bunk Puppets bring wonder to Sydney’s Monkey Baa Theatre

The sensational shadowplay puppet show Sticks Stones Broken Bones is coming soon and we can't wait. 

Double trouble! How to prep for baby number two

Got one, so the second should be a cinch, right? We wish! Baby guru Chris Minogue shares her terrific tips for handling your dynamic duo.

How to give your kid the best start at big school

The first day of school can be scary for children and parents alike. Child psych Lyn O'Grady tells us how to make the smoothest landing.

Kinderling’s coming to party at Melbourne’s M Pavilion

Join us for party tunes and free music workshops at the Queen Victoria Gardens on Saturday January 16.

Celebrate the music of David Bowie with us

Let's dance and honour the great. Tune into our music special at 12:30pm today, followed by beautiful Bowie lullabies at 8pm. 

Farewell David Bowie, you beautiful legend

This one really hurts. We’re gutted to report David Bowie has lost his battle with cancer at the age of 69.

Watch baby stop crying when it hears Star Wars

We've never seen a jedi mind trick this cute. Watch this little legend succumb to the dark side of The Force.

10 things to do without kids these school holidays

Kids at grandma's and don't know what to do with yourself? Read this!

New dad's parenting post will make you laugh out loud

No, really it will. "Baby piss in the eye really is only funny the first time" is just one of his hilarious observations.

Party with us at Sydney’s Night Owls Kids' Film Festival

Come for a dance at the free event at Darling Quarter with DJ Lorna playing party tunes.

Watch baby try bacon, lose mind in super-cute video

It’s a reaction every meat-lover can relate to – watch baby Easton going bonkers after his first bite of bacon ever. 

Top baby name predictions for 2016

Will delivery rooms across Australia be filled with Eves, Audreys, Eds and Andrews this year? This social expert thinks so.

‘Parent’ less, live more: My New Year’s resolution

When 2016 takes off, Shevonne Hunt plans to leave all her parenting baggage at the door. 

Watch Hootline Bling, our Drake vs Giggle & Hoot mashup

What happens when your bird Hootabelle leaves your nest? It's Drake versus owl in the biggest birdy collab of the year.

5 tips to survive the silly season with kids

Talk more, tantrum less. Our resident toddler tamer Denielle Jans shares her advice for a calmer, less chaotic Christmas. 

Petrea King's awesome advice for stressing less this Christmas

Christmas can be an emotional flashpoint for families. Petrea shares her tips for a trouble-free encounter at the Christmas table. 

What we learnt from 2015

Eat more, stress less. Kinderling Conversation's Shevonne and Stav share the lessons they learnt as people and parents this year. 

Marc Fennell talks new Star Wars and interviewing Han Solo

He discusses why Star Wars means so much to kids and adults alike and the perfect age to start watching. 

Opinion: Judging new parents won't bring back the "good old days"

Host Shevonne Hunt isn't happy about a critic claiming today's parents are too busy in "coffee shop gatherings to know what the kids are up to."