Tweens to teens
Teachers are increasingly turning to darker tales to get pupils interested in reading.
When Greta Small was 10 years old she decided she wanted to be the world's number one alpine skier so her parents sold their house.
New technology brings news opportunities to embarrass your kids. This dad filmed his teen contorting herself for a series of selfies.
A school has been caught out after potentially misleading parents over 'voluntary' donations.
Rising basketball star Steven Adams is determined to give another kid the same opportunities he had.
what's in this section?
How does one explain suicide to a child? It is a concept that many adults do not understand.
The greatest challenge of mothering a daughter is to allow them to be themselves.
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.
Scientists have discovered a new link between childhood obesity and early puberty.
Experts are warning that there is a new threat to the wellbeing of young women: perfectionism.
Firstborns are the guinea pigs - they deal with parents learning how to be parents.
ICYMI: Oxford Dictionaries have released a list of words that are popular today.
Boys in single-sex education appear to be ditching the sporty stereotype and performing better.
Combining fashion design and marketing, a brother and sister fulfill dream of own business in early 20s.
- Discussions on our forums
- Comments on our stories
- Newsletter guides to pregnancy, babies and toddlers
- A personal profile and the chance to connect with other mums
- Newsletter updates from the Essential Mums team
- Competitions and the chance to win great prizes.