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How about a kinder view of what 'a family' is
Opinion
Opinion

How about a kinder view of what 'a family' is

Nothing is lost, and much is gained, with a simple change such as 'Parent 1' and 'Parent 2' on a school form.

  • by Alys Gagnon

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The innumerable challenges of raising a feminist boy
Parenting

The innumerable challenges of raising a feminist boy

I want to raise a feminist for several reasons; for the betterment of our community, my own peace of mind and to help secure my son’s own happiness.

  • by Jamila Rizvi
We need to admit our generation of parents is a bunch of complainers
Opinion
Daily Life

We need to admit our generation of parents is a bunch of complainers

We talk about entitled children, but what about entitled parents?

  • by Christopher Scanlon
Nine-year-olds caught in terrifying 'Momo challenge'
Parenting

Nine-year-olds caught in terrifying 'Momo challenge'

A cyber bullying "game" that has been linked to children self-harming overseas is frightening young children, and parents, in Australia.

  • by Kasey Edwards
School can be the best days of a parent's life
Opinion
Parenting

School can be the best days of a parent's life

There is always something to worry about as a parent but the chances are everything will work out all right.

  • by Dr Julie Townsend
How to teach our sons to be good men in a world of scandals
Opinion
Opinion

How to teach our sons to be good men in a world of scandals

From Married at First Sight to NRL sex scandals, how can we raise sons to be better?

  • by Karen Hardy
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The Drop Off reveals terror and comedy of the schoolyard – through adult eyes
Education

The Drop Off reveals terror and comedy of the schoolyard – through adult eyes

The web series offers a very recognisable, and very funny, look at a ritual known to every parent who has ever had a kid at school.

  • by Karl Quinn
Teen girls influenced by fathers' heavy drinking
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Parenting

Teen girls influenced by fathers' heavy drinking

Teenage girls are more influenced by their fathers’ drinking habits than boys of the same age.

  • by Caitlin Fitzsimmons
The chore that most parents start too early
Opinion
Parenting

The chore that most parents start too early

Everyone acknowledges the importance of swimming lessons for children, but we're starting - and stopping - too early.

  • by Caitlin Fitzsimmons
Parents, we should all be empowered to ask our 'village' for support
Opinion
Wellbeing

Parents, we should all be empowered to ask our 'village' for support

'Keeping our kids’ crazy-busy schedules spinning, all while holding down a demanding and inflexible job, takes more skill than Cirque du Soleil.'

  • by Jo Stanley
I am a stay at home mother, please don't ask, 'Do you have a job?'
Opinion
Opinion

I am a stay at home mother, please don't ask, 'Do you have a job?'

"My role is to provide childcare during business hours. That’s it. And that is enough. That is a full-time job. Just ask a nanny."

  • by Polly Dunning