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Here, Australian mums share their best money management advice – from simple systems to saving for the big stuff. Push the Envelope “I’ve been using a simple envelope system to help me budget since I was a teenager,” said Maria Tedeschi, mother of four children aged 15,...

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...

Should I get one? What do I need to know? Allen Cheng looks at some answers. anon_tae/Shutterstock Influenza is a common respiratory infection. Although most cases are relatively mild, flu can cause more severe illness in young children and older people. Influenza virtually disappeared from Australia during the...

A Sydney council tried to ban books with same-sex parents from its libraries. But since when did councils ban books? asks Sarah Mokrzycki   Western Sydney’s Cumberland city council recently reinstated a ban on all books depicting same-sex parents in its eight public libraries, after banning a book...

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...

Australian researchers from the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) have found a way to predict which children are likely to outgrow their peanut allergy based on changes in antibody levels over time. The study revealed that two-thirds of children with a peanut allergy remain allergic by...

Researchers Andrew J. Martin, Emma Burns,  Joel Pearson,  Keiko C.P. Bostwick and Roger Kennett suggest eating an unhealthy breakfast could have a similar effect on your child’s school day as having nothing at all. Many parents know it is important for their teenagers to have breakfast...

With the new changes about to kick in, Zoe Rathus looks at how they will affect children. In October 2023, the federal parliament passed major changes to how children’s cases are decided under the Family Law Act, which kicks in next month. Among other things, they repeal...

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...