Your house your rules?

Have you experienced the awkwardness of having to enforce your house rules on your friend's children in front of them?

Researcher seeks parents' help

A Victoria University professor wants parents' help for some answers on cyber-bullying.

Confessions of a bully

A seven-year-old's remorse for bullying a boy for bringing a Barbie doll to school led him to create an anti-bullying campaign.

'Stop disciplining your children'

A psychologist says parents who want their kids to grow into happy, fulfilled adults need to stop trying to control their behaviour.

Verbal abuse 'an offence'

Calling your 10-year-old daughter a whore should be recognised as a crime in same way smacking is, cop says.


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Grumpy girl

Why is my 5-year-old arguing?

Our 5-year-old argues with us about everything and anything. What can I do?

sad child

Should kids attend funerals?

My seemingly healthy father died suddenly from a heart attack two months ago - my kids didn't attend his funeral.


You're grounded

Why banish your kids to their bedroom as punishment when you have a million household chores to do?

mum and toddler

Happiness responsibility?

We just want our children to be happy. Let me explain why I believe it is part lie, part curse and part unachievable burden.


Bullying in sport

Being teased or bullied during PE is enough to put kids off sport.


Listen up

Sick of your child not listening to you? Here are some tips on how to get through to them without yelling.

Daydreaming is hard work.

Do not enter

Every kid wants space from parents and annoying siblings, have a look at this hilarious collection of 'do not enter' signs.

anna guy

Playing referee

I've decided I can't be a ref for my children. They need to learn to sort things out between themselves.

Happy woman

Teaching girls' happiness

What are young women and girls learning about what it means to be happy? Who are their happiness role models?

Sleep in

Mum's plea works

Sleeping in is almost impossible when you are a parent, but if this mum could make it happen, so can you.

Miley Cyrus

Stuck in the middle

Conventional wisdom has pretty much always been that middle children have a tougher time growing up.


Kids' funny notes

There's no beating around the bush with these kids, just pure, straight to the point honesty.


When children lie

Children start lying as young as two, with fibbing peaking at around 12 years old. Here's how to deal with it.


Disliking your kid's friends

What do you do if you think your child's friend is a bad influence? Should you try and end the friendship?

Tall girl

Being the first born

Did I think being first born was a blessing while growing up? Not always. I resented the continuous expectations

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