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The odd girl out

My daughter is friends with a pair of twins, but gets on better with one. Can she invite one twin to hang out without the other?

AVA

Ava's mission to inspire

Losing her legs at the age of 2 has not stopped Ava Meehan, 9, living life to the full.

Dress up

When your daughter's a princess

My five-year-old daughter favours a look that could be called Highly Flammable High Femme.

christmas toys

What will Santa bring?

Santa's sleigh is going to be bulging with board games, action figures and life-like robot animals.

Alexander Vane

The boy who can't eat

Alexander Vane hasn't had a birthday cake, never had chocolate, and only ever had one icecream.

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Development Homework

Why I won't call my daughter 'gifted'

I don't want a gifted child. I want my kids to be successful failures. More precisely, I want to teach my daughters to fail successfully.

Health & nutrition Jack Norman

What Jack's parents want you to know

Jack has an inoperable brain tumour. His parents don't know how much longer they'll have him but they want you to know this.

Education & play Rylea-May van Alphen

Lofty goal for cheerleader

Rylea-May van Alphen has been a competitive athlete for almost half her 9 years.

Behaviour Child, dishes

A generation without chores

Research shows parents are giving their kids fewer chores these days - are we setting them up to fail later in life?

Activities ABC

Learn to write the alphabet

Download and print this fun exercise to help your kids learn to write their alphabet in both upper and lower cases.

Products LEGOLAND

Calling all Lego fans

Getting your kids stuck into their Lego stash these holidays could pay off.

tweens to teens

Development Teenage girl talking on the phone

Failure to launch

Got a high school or university kid who zones out with TV instead of tackling his study? You might be part of the problem.

Health & nutrition weight

My teenage weight battle

When I was a teenager, my weight started to creep out of control. I struggled to maintain it, much to the concern of my slim parents.

Education Steven Adams

Adams gives back

Rising basketball star Steven Adams is determined to give another kid the same opportunities he had.

Behaviour Underage drinking

Teens drinking to get smashed

At 14, a "wasted" Chloe* passed out and woke up to a guy trying to "get with" her.

Activities Art spelling list

Art spelling list

Teach your kids to spell with our themed spelling lists.

Products lego

The joys of Lego

Last year he won a $100 voucher – this year Simeon Collier-Foley is vying for a family holiday in Florida.

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