People are divided when it comes to baby shower games. We can all agree the typical games are cringe-worthy, but some people love them for that, while others avoid baby showers to steer clear of them.
With Aussie kids going back to school this week, Ben Halcomb from Nikon Australia, shares his top tips on how to take the most natural photos of your kids. But don’t forget to #talkb4sharing images of children on the internet!
Sharing photos of their children starting school on social media is an important digital ritual for Australian families, but the practice is raising concerns for many parents around online safety and whether they have the moral right to share pictures of minors.
Clarks Back to School range for 2017 featuring Active Air for juniors with air channels in the footbed to absorb impact and stylish shoes for young adults with the same technology and quality they’ve grown up with.
The last thing any of us want around Christmas is our children getting hurt or something bad happening. That’s why it’s important to be aware that there are some extra precautions that you might need to take, to make sure everyone has a very merry Christmas.
Lithgow will host Australia’s biggest Halloween Party on 29 October 2016. There will be activities for the kids and a national record attempt for the greatest number of costumed people to dance to Michael Jackson’s song Thriller.
Dymocks has released its annual list of the Top 51 favourite children’s books as voted for by the Australian public. A record number of over 26,500 votes were cast, showing just how passionate Australians are about their favourite childhood stories.
Some parents are concerned about putting their child on an on-going regimen of drugs, and hope to find safer, more natural and budget-friendly approaches to the condition. Fortunately, there are several drug-free approaches that may help kids with ADHD.
Costume parties are some of the most fun and memorable parties that kids can have, but throwing a themed costume party can be a bit more complicated for parents, there are a number of things you need to plan for to make the day a success.
There are various types of baby formula, from the traditional cow’s milk to the more digestible goat’s milk and vegetable-based soy formula. To determine which formula is best for your child, read these six tips on choosing the best formula.
Australian researchers have found that not getting a good night’s sleep, will have women of child-bearing age reaching for fattier foods to help them through the day and this could impact their child’s future health.
Going to primary school is a challenging time for your little one and yourself. While the new school year is some way off, it can be very overwhelming, so it’s a good idea to start preparing your child now for starting Primary School.
According to a survey of over 15,000 Navman customers, teaching your kids how to drive is high on the stress list, which is why a leading driver training school will be presenting a FREE webinar on ‘How to teach your kids to drive’.
There are instances when direct breastfeeding does not work out for some babies. Sometimes the problems may be temporary and subside after some time, and other times they are more or less permanent.
REA Group has launched one of the most innovative parental leave schemes in the Australian technology industry, offering employees six months paid parental leave for primary caregivers and three months of paid leave for secondary carers/partners.
Some couples make conceiving a child look like a walk in the park. They decide they want to become parents, and the process happens very quickly. But for others, it can be a long and complicated process.
Sonya Ryan, the mother of Carly Ryan who was murdered in 2007 by an online predator, is working with AFP’s victim-based crime prevention teams to raise awareness about cyber safety and online grooming.
Sydney lawyer Karen Cho says child custody arrangements, when handled well, can give children a sense of security and stability and give you peace of mind that there is a plan in place.
For those beginning high school, starting at a new school, or entering year 11 or 12, the anxiety and pressure associated with returning to school can often become overwhelming.
It can be hard to know what books, movies and television shows have a positive influence on your kid’s life. It’s important for young children and teens to have strong female figures to look up to, even if they are fictional characters.
After giving birth, mother of two, Mackenzie Fox, had to face what all women do and that’s shedding the baby weight. Some women go through this ordeal, both psychological and physical, with a lot of stress.
School holidays can mean road trips in a stuffy car, the Frozen soundtrack playing on repeat and two hour lines at a theme park. But there are alternatives to the expense of keeping the kids amused during the holidays.
Christmas is a magical time of year if you have just welcomed a new baby into the family and there are things you can do to ensure that baby’s first Christmas is a memorable time for everyone.
In Australia 10-13% of women will experience depression and/or anxiety during pregnancy or in the year after giving birth. The good news is there are lots of things that can be done to support new parents.
Jean Hailes for Women’s Health has launched “What Were We Thinking”, a new blogging platform where new mums and dads can discuss their experiences and hear what other new parents are going through.
Here we are again talking about child care and paid parental leave. The law may be about to change, and the changes will have a profound effect on Australian families says Sydney lawyer Karen Cho.
Bonds Baby Search, Australia’s largest talent search for the most adorable babies, closes on Tuesday March 3 at 4pm. Whether they are cheeky, charming or cute, Bonds want to see something that brings out baby’s personality.
We reckon IKEA’s parental leave scheme has to be the most generous for retail workers in the country.
Back to School can be a big expense for parents, coming just a few weeks after Christmas, when most of them can least afford it. The good news for parents is that all the retailers are currently competing for your business, encouraging all the top retailers to discount their back to school stock.
November 17-23 is Postnatal Depression Awareness Week. In the excitement following a birth, the baby often becomes the focus of attention; and the needs of new parents can be overlooked – even by those people nearest to them. Jane Fisher, the Jean Hailes Professor of Women’s Health at Monash University says all parents who have […]
Through managing a successful multi‐million dollar business and a family of three, Christine Tylee (pictured with her husband Paul) has become a master at organisation, setting goals and making time for herself. When juggling the responsibilities of work life and being a mum, sometimes it seems impossible to keep all the balls in the air. […]
Crown Princess Mary and Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark were the guests of honour yesterday at the official launch of eSmart Homes, a new cybersafety initiative by The Alannah and Madeline Foundation. eSmart Homes is the latest initiative in the eSmart system, which uses a cultural-change approach to teach Australians to be smart, safe and […]
Australian TV personality and mother of 3 boys, Nicky Buckley, will be the face of a national campaign by mattress protector company, Protect·A·Bed® to find Australia’s Supermums, with the national winner being treated to a well-deserved holiday. “At the end of the day, every mum is a Supermum. It’s the toughest and most rewarding job […]
I’m not ashamed to admit it. I’ve always been a supporter of ‘opt-out’ internet filtering because I genuinely believe it’s the only effective way to prevent children from accessing adult content on the web. But I also acknowledge that most Australians are opposed to any restrictions being placed on internet access. The Coalition’s Policy to […]
An Australian short film celebrating the role of fathers in their daughters’ lives, has captured the hearts and minds of a global audience on the video sharing site, Vimeo. The film, ‘A Father’s Love’, was produced to highlight the issues of teen pregnancy and domestic violence in the NSW town of Wagga Wagga. Written and […]
Employees going on maternity (or paternity) leave is an organisational reality and business leaders shouldn’t stick their heads in the sand and think the process will manage itself – it won’t. According to the latest data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the average length of maternity leave taken by Australian women is eight months. […]
Naomi Prescott (pictured) faced a heart-breaking struggle to fall pregnant. Her journey included four costly and unsuccessful fertility treatments including ovulation induction and IVF. One day she picked up the phone, expecting to hear more bad news. She had recently started bleeding and assumed this meant her most recent IVF attempt had failed. My stomach […]
Hasbro has unveiled the new FURBY BOOM featuring twice the content of its predecessor and more digital play via a free app for mobile devices. Using the free Furby Boom app owners can personalise, interact with, and care for their new furry friend. An interactive dashboard feature monitors the well being of your Furby including […]
The Australian Drug Foundation has launched a new online resource today to help parents to have ‘The Other Talk’ with their children about alcohol and other drugs. Research shows that one in five 16 and 17 year olds drink risky amounts of alcohol at least once a month and 36% of 12-17 year olds drink […]
A ‘shared care’ obesity treatment trial, in which hospital-based obesity specialists and local GP’s shared the management and treatment of obese children, has proved ineffective, according to new research by Murdoch Childrens Research Institute. The study, which was published online today in the British Medical Journal, has shown that the shared-care obesity management program, provided […]