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7 space-saving shared kids bedroom ideas

Is your family living in close quarters?

"Mummy, what do you do at work?" The best way to answer this common kid question

How to explain your job to littlies.

If we’re giving up plastic bags, should we also be giving up plastic toys?

Where are the eco-friendly alternatives for small collectable toys, asks presenter Shevonne Hunt.

Why won't we let children "fail" at birthday parties?

Birthday parties without tantrums might sound like a good idea, but are they really healthy for our kids?

Meet Seamus Byrne: untangling tech and science for 21st century parents

Tech commentator, ex-yo-yo expert and dad.

What parents can learn from France's real Spider-Man

"You saved a child. Without you, no one knows what would have become of him."

Recipe: Mac and Cheese with hidden veggies

Kids won't even realise!

Deal or no deal? The funniest bargains parents have made with their preschoolers

What have you offered that's backfired?

Food for thought: the ‘fussy eating’ phase is normal

Almost half of all children will have a fussy eating period.

6 bedtime routine ideas that will help your kids fall asleep

They'll be sleeping sound in no time!

A parent’s guide to choosing family daycare

An intimate alternative to traditional daycare options.

Does sleep affect how you parent?

Coffee, anyone?

8 easy things to introduce to your family evening routine

Because an evening routine is just as important as a morning one.

Maggie Dent's 3 top tips to teach our boys to be good men

Anyone else feeling a little lost?

I keep my kid's teeth in a jewelery box. Is that weird?

If you’re a fan of the tooth fairy then you’ve got some decisions to make, writes Shevonne Hunt.

Parents of Australia, feed yourself breakfast first!

Self-care for parents start with how we feed our bodies, says nutritonist Susie Burrell. 

Should grandparents be paid to care for their grandkids?

We assume that because you love someone, caring for them is also free... 

Kids seeing red: Helping your child understand it's okay to be angry

Child psychologist and author Michelle Karavas talks us through big feelings and little people.

“Mummy, say sorry to Daddy” 7 phrases of discipline my kids use against me

Proving they do listen sometimes!

The one thing you need to do when your child’s skin is burned

So you know what to do in an emergency situation.

How same-sex couples divide home chores and kids-raising duties

Same, same but different...

Why primary school is the next hurdle for an anxious parent

Just when I thought I had this parenting thing sorted, my daughter started school, writes presenter Shevonne Hunt.

Way to go, CBA: You just crushed my nostalgia for the 80s

Childhood memories ruined.

No more leaks: Why incontinence doesn’t need to control your life

Too many Aussie mums are suffering in silence.