The 'ticket system' of discipline

A ticket system gives kids a limited number of chances per day, if they misbehave beyond those chances they are punished.

Lying sign of 'healthy development'

Punishing kids for lying will only make them lie more, a study finds.

Jealous of baby sister

We have a 4-year-old and a 3-month-old. The 4-year-old is throwing major tantrums - hitting us and throwing things. What do we do?

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Breaking with routine

When Miss K departed from the script and told me to leave her at the kindy gate so she could put her bag up by herself it really threw me a curve ball.


Surgery stuff-up

An alleged botch-up of a routine procedure that left a girl, 4, screaming in pain is under investigation.


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Development Tantrum

Resisting routines

Our morning/dinner/bedtime is a hot mess of horrors.


Grand plans

Sometimes it's hard to manage expectations of how things work in the real world when you have a child with an active imagination.

Health & nutrition Baby crying

Thriving after years of pain

Robyn's son used to come out in hives or scream in pain as he tried to eat. It took years to work out why.

Peanut Butter

Dealing with deadly allergies

Within minutes of eating a tiny square of chocolate, my daughter swelled up, she became limp and struggled to breathe.

Education & play DISNEY PRINCESS

Stop hating princesses

To those people who consider fairy tale princesses to be bad role models, I'd like you to consider these 10 points...

Messy play

No more childcare

Our last child has attended childcare for the very last time.

Behaviour Child, dishes

The power of effective praise

The way you praise your kids can have a big impact on their self-esteem and motivation.


Dad shames little boy

Rob Devine made his four-year-old son stand stand on the side of the road holding a sign saying, "I hit girls."

Activities BCD trace

Letter trace - A, B, C, D, E

Get the little ones to practice writing the alphabet capital letters - starting with A B C D E.


Letter trace: F, G, H, I, J

Get the little ones to practice writing the alphabet capital and lower case letters - with F G H I J.

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Little shop of horrors

Okay New World, you had your fun. Miss K is excited that Little Shop is back.


Chemo Barbie for sick kids

Thanks to a campaign by a mum and her brave daughter, Matell has agreed to keep making Ella, a bald doll to help kids going through chemo.

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