The impulse to soften ethnic names, to make them palatable to the white majority is influencing a new generation of parents.
Consider this a warning to men. So men, dear men, the writing is on the wall.
For mum of three Misa Alexander, publishing a children's picture book was the perfect way to promote greater understanding of her young son's disability.
Like many other thousands of Australian children, Ian Rose’s son has a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder, without intellectual disability. Which he’ll have to...
Writer Paola Balla pays tribute to the powerful black women who raised her in a speech delivered at the Stella Prize longlist announcement on Thursday.
New mum Kimberley Gillan shares why hearing parenting horror stories and expecting the worst worked in her favour.
As disordered-eating rates in children increase, a frightened Dilvin Yasa ponders how to support her daughters to eat well.
A toddler who inhabits a pink and blue world of gender binary absolutes poses a unique challenge to her feminist mother.
It’s back to school this week, and back to sanity for many parents. Ian Rose reflects on the thankless job of teachers managing classrooms of kids.
This photo of a fiercely dressed Beyoncé plying her daughter with snacks is every parent, everywhere.
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The way parents speak to their children can have a major impact on their mental health.
The day after Peter Papathanasiou's father died, the house was a blur of visitors. Old ladies in black and mourners brandishing bottles of brandy and jars came to...
I have eight kids, and I know there are plenty of people who think that’s nuts, but if I didn’t have them, I always think, what else would I do? There’s no other...
While some people are more likely to live in poverty, the scary reality is that poverty can happen to anyone.
Politicians may praise the flexible working economy, but babies aren't so keen on job insecurity and wage stagnation.
Some children are born more resilient to change; others can need more support to manage.
Prince Phillip, Princess Margaret, and now Prince Harry. The freewheeling life of being second in command.