Cosima Marriner is a Sun-Herald senior writer
Cosima Marriner More Australian women are going back to work after having children, but they prefer to work part-time and the age of their children when they rejoin the workforce is getting younger.
Cosima Marriner More than 90 per cent of school professionals now encounter ''helicopter parents'' in their work.
Cosima Marriner Guilt is the hardest part about returning to work after maternity leave for one in three mothers and the feeling is made worse by critical employers, colleagues and stay-at-home mothers.
Cosima Marriner The operator of Sydney's only 24-hour childcare centre has warned the federal government trial of around-the-clock childcare will fail if it does not subsidise the cost for parents to make it cheaper...
Cosima Marriner, Tim Connell Brinessa Martin might have just given birth to her 12th child, Passion, but she is part of an ever-shrinking demographic crowd. Less than 2 per cent of Australian women have six or more children.
Cosima Marriner Schools must weave creativity through their teaching to produce students who will thrive in the digital world where any fact can be Googled in an instant, educators warn.
Cosima Marriner Women must engage in a "more active feminism" to rescue the present generation of girls who are in crisis and having their anxiety exploited, says the parenting expert and therapist Steve Biddulph.
Cosima Marriner Parents are increasingly delaying starting their children at school by a year, even though education experts warn holding a child back generally results in no long-term learning advantage.
Cosima Marriner PROSPECTIVE parents could receive discounted fertility treatment if they promise to donate some of their embryos to other people, under a proposal to deal with the problem of thousands of unwanted...
Cosima Marriner The so-called ''helicopter'' parent is becoming ubiquitous, with new research showing more than 90 per cent of school psychologists and counsellors are encountering over-involved parents.
Cosima Marriner It is called the ''silver tsunami'', the wave of ageing baby boomers about to hit the health system with alcohol and drug problems.
Cosima Marriner Mother of the so-called 'Italian sisters' has raised nearly $10,000 through online donations to hire an Italian lawyer to regain custody of her children.
Cosima Marriner THE mother of the ''Italian sisters'' has raised nearly $10,000 from online donations to hire an Italian lawyer to try to regain custody of her children, who are still begging to come back to...
Cosima Marriner Single women in their late 30s are increasingly turning to IVF to fulfil their dream of having a baby.
Cosima Marriner He has been labelled a mercenary, but Col Chapman is keeping up the fight for parents of abducted children.
Cosima Marriner Baby guru Robin Barker has one firm rule when it comes to looking after her grandchildren: she won't double as a nanny while their parents go off to work.
Cosima Marriner The baby guru Robin Barker has one firm rule when it comes to looking after her grandchildren: she won't double as a nanny while their parents go off to work.
Eamonn Duff, Cosima Marriner The Australian Federal Police is trying to stop the release of damaging details of its dealings with the Indonesian government over the Schapelle Corby drug bust, arguing that they would damage...
Cosima Marriner The Italian father embroiled in an international custody battle has left Australia after giving up hope he will win his legal fight to get his daughters back to Italy.
Cosima Marriner ESTRANGED parents could go ''shopping'' for the most favourable jurisdiction to resolve their custody disputes if a constitutional challenge to family law in the High Court is successful, experts...