Donna Hay’s Roast Garlic Chicken on Potato and Leek Gratin is a perfect family dinner for cooler Winter nights. Make sure you check Donna making it YouTube too! Ingredients 1 tablespoon chopped tarragon leaves, plus 4 sprigs, extra 80g unsalted butter, softened Sea salt and...

Social media will tell you birth control causes mental health issues, weight gain and infertility – here are the facts, writes Christopher O'Sullivan   You should only get contraception advice from your doctor or nurse – not social media. Kmpzzz/ Shutterstock Social media is full of bad advice when...

Has the use-by date gone past its prime? Asks Penny Wilson  and Will J Grant Consumers need more useful information about assessing the freshness and safety of food products. Picture this: you arrive home from work feeling a bit peckish. Sliced mango and a dollop of yoghurt...

Government is going to pay super on paid parental leave. Michelle Grattan, looks at who is eligible and what else could be in the 2024 Budget. The government will pay superannuation on its paid parental leave from July 1 next year. This will benefit about 180,000...

Jacqueline Hendriks, suggests 7 ways you can to model good behaviour for your kids Children and young people may be seeing news headlines about men murdering women or footage of people rallying to call for action. Perhaps they or their friends have even gone to the...

Does the government’s new draft do enough to help those in crisis? Asks Andrew Whitehouse The Australian government released its draft National Autism Strategy yesterday. It aims to power a “coordinated national approach, supporting Autistic people at each stage of life”. The strategy is the fulfilment of...

"Research suggests early intervention is linked with better outcomes for children later in life,” said Kirrilie Smout, clinical child psychologist and founder of Calm Kid Central. Recent research commissioned by HCF, Australia's largest not-for-profit health fund, sheds light on the mental health struggles encountered by Australian...

5 questions your child’s school should be able to answer about bullying, write researchers Nina Van Dyke and Fiona MacDonald As children returned to classrooms in 2024, school communities confronted bullying in person and via technology. In-person bullying and cyberbullying affect significant numbers of children and young people...

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 a finance...

 Parents aren’t to blame for their child’s symptoms, writes Cher McGillivray, the aim of training is to teach parents skills to meet the above-average parenting needs of children with ADHD. Problems with focus and impulse control can be common developmental stages through which children and adolescents...