Five to ten

Five to ten

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Woman hunted after kids smacked

Smacking of three children by an "older woman" is said to have caused "considerable upset".

BARBIE

When Barbie kills

Kerri Sackville shares how playing with Barbie took a hilariously scary turn for the worse.

child doing 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?

How to help a shy child shine

Shyness can freeze you and refuse to let you thaw until you feel safe. And feeling safe can be the hardest thing when you are shy.

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F-bombs for feminism

"What's more offensive, a little girl saying f..k or the sexist way society treats girls and women?" That's the question posed by swearing little girls in a viral video.

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Development Dress up

Does your child refuse to get dressed?

If getting your child clothed is a daily battle, here are some tips to get things moving.

Loo roll

Seven-year-old wetting the bed

My 7-year old still wets his bed. He's really stressed about it, and the problem is getting worse with time. How common is it at this age?

Health & nutrition obese child

I want my son to lose weight

My son, age 8, is very overweight. We've talked about how he has to start eating less and get more exercise - what else can I do?

NITS

Worst nit infestation ever?

In a video sure to make your skin crawl, a mother combs thousands of lice and eggs out of her daughter's hair.

Education & play maths

How to make maths fun

Just because you hated maths doesn't mean your kids have to. Here are some tips to help make numbers interesting.

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Product review: Kinetic sand

This isn't just sand - it's magic sand, and you'll find yourself as keen to play with it as your kids are.

Behaviour Grumpy girl

Are we too soft on our kids?

The days of children being seen and not heard are long gone - but have we gone too far the other way?

SIBLING RIVALRY

Bullying at home

Kids who are bullied by their brothers or sisters are more likely to suffer from depression and anxiety and to self-harm.

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.

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Learn to write words

Download and print this fun exercise to help your kids learn to write words by sounding them out, tracing and then drawing a picture.

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Calling all Lego fans

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

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Product review: Kinetic sand

This isn't just sand - it's magic sand, and you'll find yourself as keen to play with it as your kids are.

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