Parenting Advice, Tips & Guides

Goggleboxers reveal 'What I love most about being a dad'

Goggleboxers reveal 'What I love most about being a dad'

We've come to know them so well through our TV screens that they've almost become part of our own families. As Father's Day rolls around, we celebrate our Gogglebox dads.

Turn your child's gaming habit back into a hobby

4 minute read

Introducing a brand-new approach to a common household bugbear, Game Aware program developer Andrew Kinch is successfully showing teens and parents how to turn an unhealthy gaming habit back into a hobby.

11 decadent ways to treat your pet

1 minute read

With Aussies spending a massive $743 million a year on our pets, we look at some of the most indulgent ways to show your four-legged friend you care.

Could your teen benefit from volunteering?

6 minute read

It's not just the joy of giving back: Volunteer work can set kids up for success in the future.

What to do if your parents don't want to be part of your child's life

4 minute read

Shona’s parents have shown little interest in her child’s life, and she’s tearing her hair out trying to create a relationship. Clinical psychologist Renee Mill shares her tips for creating a closer bond.

How involved should your kids be in your divorce?

4 minute read

A new Australian study reveals that when it comes to divorce and separation, keeping kids out of it may not be as kind as previously believed.

What to say to your kids to solve any parenting dilemma

6 minute read

Parenting is no easy ride, but sticking to a script could help you discuss difficult issues with your children. Parenting experts Heather and Julie believe they have the exact words for parents to handle any situation.

When is the right time to introduce your kids to your new partner?

3 minute read

Breaking up is hard to do, especially when you have children. But when the time comes to introduce your kids to a new partner, a whole new set of challenges can potentially arise. Here's how to handle with care.

Why I let my teenagers make mistakes

3 minute read

They say good judgement comes from bad experience. Mel Hearse reveals how she uses the philosophy to allow her kids to learn while they’re still in her care.

"I went back to work four days after giving birth"

5 minute read

Following the birth of her daughter Neve, New Zealand PM Jacinda Arden is due to be back at her desk in less than six weeks. We spoke to one Aussie mum who returned to work in record time to discover what a short maternity leave is really like.

When is the right time to have The Talk?

4 minute read

Talking to your kids about sex needn’t be scary or awkward. So why is it so hard to decide when is the right time to have "The Talk"?