Cassy Dittman, Govind Krishnamoorthy and Marg Rogers can help you prepare for that conversation With around one in 50 adults diagnosed with cancer each year, many people are faced with the difficult task of sharing the news of their diagnosis with their loved ones. Parents...

Kate Triglone writes about the double-edged nature of the sleep-deprived, hazy period of life with a newborn. My friend Sharee has a theory: when you have a baby you enter a different time zone occupied only by other parents of newborns – Baby Time. In the...

Stephanie Wescott investigates 'post-truth politics' and 'manosphere extremists' in Australian schools.  Figures of the “manosphere” – a loose group of online figures who espouse anti-feminist and misogynist ideas and promote regressive ideas of masculinity – have risen in popularity in recent years. Given the currency these figures...

In today’s challenging economic climate, many parents find it increasingly difficult to manage their children’s requests for things they cannot afford. Explaining financial constraints to children can be tough, especially when it comes to saying no without causing disappointment or misunderstandings. Constructively responding to these...

Researchers Steven Roberts and Stephanie Wescott have been alarmed when looking online at ‘misogynist radicalisation’. Many parents are worried about their children using social media. But these concerns tend to focus on privacy, exposure to explicit material, or contact with strangers. As researchers looking at sexism and...

Mealtimes can be tough when your child is autistic or has ADHD, report Stella Boyd-Ford and Clare Dix Gathering as a family for a meal can serve several purposes: from social connection to nutrition. But this can also make eating and mealtimes tricky to manage when...

 Here’s what to look out for, writes Samantha Vlcek We know children often miss more school days in the winter months as sickness sets in. But at this time of year, parents and teachers can also notice children disengaging from preferred activities and finding it more difficult...

Damon Young and his wife have decided to share the highs and lows of parenting and of work. Last year, we brought our baby daughter home from the hospital. Life was part euphoria, part coma as we juggled nappies, baths, meals, washing, and our curious toddler. We...

Simone Pettigrew and Allison Gaines introduce their new app – so you can see how your favourite foods stack up Lasagne or risotto? Muesli bar or brownie? What’s better for the planet? How do you know for sure? We’ve crunched the numbers on greenhouse gas emissions so...

Emotions don’t decide who you are, writes Shawna Mastro Campbell Inside Out 2 invites us back into the mind of Riley, now a 13-year-old ice-hockey enthusiast on the cusp of high school – and puberty. Literally overnight, her brain goes through a large-scale demolition and construction that...