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Summer is nearly here. And with that comes days at the beach and the pool, lots of sun and heat and, of course, sticky treats, like ice cream and paddle pops. While a lot of kids (and parents) embrace those things, other children, especially those...

We’ve been rocked by terribly sad news of suicide lately. First came the news of the two devastating teen suicides only weeks apart at Iona College in Brisbane. Only a couple of weeks later we were overwhelmed by the horrific live stream of the suicide...

All children have tantrums, and all children disobey their parents sometimes. In fact, all children are just plain defiant once in a while. But when defiance gets out of control, it can turn into an exhausting battle of wills between the parent and the child....

Being a parent brings inexpressible joy. But being a parent is also a lot of work. A study in the US shows that mothers work an average of 98 hours per week. In Australia, the Australian Institute of Family Studies’ research puts that number at about...

Kids grow up so fast. One day they are toddlers clutching your hand as you cross the street, the next they are smart and responsible, and looking for more independence. Leaving your child home alone is a big step in independence for kids and should be...

Everyone has struggled to fall asleep or stay asleep at some point in their lives. Whether it was from worry (the night before a big exam, or a job interview) or from stress (problems at work or with kids) or those times when you just...

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