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Generations of people have passed on the untruth that making mistakes is to be avoided at all costs.
"I herded him into the shallows, got him between my knees and just lifted him out"
Don't sweep these conversations under the rug.
Sleep And Safety: Our Children Have Their Say
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This is why you should NEVER judge a book by its cover.
69 percent of parents can identify a favourite child.
The third term is over -- parents, learners and teachers are looking forward to some much-needed time-out!
'Every parent loves their kids, but they don’t like them all the same.'
Widespread fatherlessness has been a growing trend that is amongst other things seen to be contributing to our generation's social ills and degeneration.
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Here are a few helpful hints for parents to ensure that the holiday-school transition is a positive experience for all.
The report card is feared and the anticipation of perceived failure is a source of extreme anxiety and stress.
We shouldn't be bubble wrapping our kids nor sending them to the wolves. Meeting that sweet spot on the protection spectrum can be rather challenging.
I quickly realised how very impressionable ladies sought love from a nefarious mob of cold-hearted, morally bankrupt ruffians who preyed on neediness.
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When parents decide to separate without a clear intention of divorcing, children are worried and confused. It's unclear how much to tell them depending on their ages especially because the spouses are...
Where do kids learn these things from? What are their parents like? Are they taught to be hurtful, hateful, discriminatory people?
Gender based violence against women is actually a men's issue, and I can't separate myself from that.
"Mommy, I don't want to be black like you." It came so unexpectedly, in the bath and beauty department of Target, while I was precariously perched on one foot attempting to get the last Shea Moisture...
I've been working too much recently. My book has a deadline. My blog commitments are growing. I don't see my bed much before midnight and my weekends are mostly spent locked away with just a laptop, a...
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Having a miscarriage can be described as an 'unfortunate' consequence on the journey to becoming a mother. Well-meaning clinicians hark back to Darwinism to describe it as 'your body's way of expellin...
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Helicopter parents are in the news a lot these days. These are the parents who can't stop hovering around their kids. They practically wrap them in bubble wrap, creating a cohort of young adults who s...
Women’s “fears have already become reality,” they wrote.
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Plus other ways to teach children about the importance of money.
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Parents are psychologically fragile when they separate and as their emotions escalate, they might feel the need to control the child.
Before my son was born, parenthood seemed like an exclusive club. New mums and dads all appeared happy and collusive, as if they had discovered a secret the rest of us had yet to learn. Now, more than...
Mornings can be rough. Mornings with kids might be even rougher. Whether they won't get ready for school or they're awake hours before their parents even want to think about getting out of bed, kids h...
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Heartbreak is one of those things that's banded around all the time. It sells songs, films, papers, and statistically speaking 71% of people have experienced it in some way or another. Up until last y...
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Long gone are the mornings when you barely uttered a word before you got to the office; the adults around you respecting the fact your brain was not yet caffeinated enough to deal with their conversat...
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"Mum, please don't make me go to school today? I don't feel well." Does this sound heart-sinkingly familiar? Of course, as a parent you know your child best; when it's a real illness or when they are...
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Building a relationship with stepchildren can be daunting and difficult for everyone. But, with patience, love and determination, you can create a bond that lasts a lifetime. The fairytale stereotypes...
As parents, all we want for our children is for them to grow up happy. Compared to this one ultimate goal, others pale into insignificance. It doesn't matter if your child has a school career festoone...
The side effects were not pleasant.