EDITOR’S PICKS

  • When should you start?  Asks Robyn McCormack. How much should you give? Giving kids pocket money can be a really challenging decision for families. It raises questions about when to start it, how much to give and whether it should be tied to chores. As...

  • Is it OK if my child eats lots of fruit but no vegetables? Yasmine Probst, Olivia Wills and Shoroog Allogmann look at the research. Does it seem like most vegetables you serve your children end up left on the plate or, worse, strewn across the...

  • As students return to school again, Julie Sonnemann looks at why small group tutoring can help students catch up with reading and maths More than four million students around Australia are back at school. While this will be a year of achievement and learning growth...

  • Adrienne Gordon, Camille Raynes-Greenow and Ollie Jay look at how to look after yourself and your baby when it’s very hot As we face the continued effects of climate change, the frequency and intensity of heat waves are increasing. We’ve recently learnt that 2023 was...

  • A kids’ book series is a fun and memorable way for your child to connect to reading. We can all recall the series that “raised” us as a reader through childhood and into our teenage years, whether they were detective stories, fantasy, or books about...

  • It’s a mix of emotions – like excitement, nervousness, or uncertainty – in the lead-up to big changes, writes Shelley Lipshut The leap from primary to secondary school marks a profound milestone in a child’s educational journey. It is a juncture teaming with anticipation and...

Celebrating Mothers

  • A Thousand Wasted Sundays by Victoria Vanstone, pub by Pantera Press RRP$34.99 Victoria Vanstone is the creator and the host of the hugely popular Sober Awkward podcast. Her new book is a warts-and-all memoir, looking at the modern-day drinking culture, its impact on mental health...

  • Lauren Ball and Katelyn Barnes ask “Pickle, anyone?” From pickles and french fries to oranges and ice cream, women and other people who are pregnant report craving a range of foods while they’re expecting. A food craving is a strong urge to eat a specific...

  • Having a baby who didn’t sleep was not Kate Treloar’s only frustration I was a perfect parent for the first few hours of my first baby’s life. She literally slept like a baby. “This is easy,” my husband and I naively joked. If only we’d...

  • Victoria Baker shares her top 10 TikTok accounts with tips for your first year of parenting.    Navigating New Parenthood: Top 10 TikTok Guides Venturing into the first year of parenting? I’ve got you covered with my top 10 TikTok accounts for new parents. From...

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