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Elite athletes have united to address body shaming and encourage young Australians to stay in sports, aiming to create a healthier and more inclusive environment within community sports clubs. With the Paris Olympics nearing, former Olympic swimmer Libby Trickett reflects on the intense scrutiny faced by...

Dress-up games let your child act out different roles, explore ideas, develop imagination, and express emotions in a safe way. From around the age of 3 years, your child might enjoy dress-up games as they can let your child act out different roles, explore ideas about...

When her daughter turns 12, Stephanie Legg-England decides that some pampering is in order. It’s not easy to run a birthday party for children if you are shy, or if your mother and sisters live too far away to help, or if you want a personal...

In the lead-up to her daughter’s fifth birthday party, Kylie Ladd discovers that politics isn’t just for grown-ups. My daughter Cameron is a party animal—a political party animal—that is, always with her eye on the numbers, ever sensitive to the ebb and flow of support among...

The Heart Beat Club will offer free access this month (May 2024) to its online training course and will cover a range of topics including CPR skills, along with first aid essentials like how to treat common injuries, choking, burns, scalds, control of bleeding, dealing...

Denise Yearian believes that charity birthday parties can encourage children to think and act altruistically. At a time when many parents are pulling out all the stops for their children’s birthday parties, some families are hosting parties where the aim is to give gifts away. Children’s...

Denise Yearian believes that charity birthday parties can encourage children to think and act altruistically. “[Jake] wondered if he could have a party, but ask the guests to bring clothes and toys for children from a needy family and donate the gifts to them… We had...

From viral social media ‘pranks’ to hooning, writes Kathryn Daley, they are bored and looking for entertainment. Two teens were arrested in Melbourne last month after horrific video footage of them pushing an unsuspecting elderly fisherman off a pier went viral. The “prank” appeared to have been...

  Elise Waghorn looks at how to get the balance right on extracurricular activities for your child. It’s a weeknight, parents rush through the door from work, grab a snack, and then speed off in various directions to children’s extracurricular activities. As they do, they are...