Parenting

 War, hatred, difference, death – how do we talk to our children about serious topics? Parents and experts share their wisdom.

How To Talk To Your Kids About Tough Topics

 War, hatred, difference, death – how do we talk to our children about serious topics? Parents and experts share their wisdom.

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The Queensland Family and Child Commission has launched a new initiative to provide help and support for struggling families.

Help Is On The Way For Busy Parents

The Queensland Family and Child Commission has launched a new initiative to provide help and support for struggling families.

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 From what to pack for school lunch, to how to cope with gender disappointment, we're revisiting 25 of your favourite articles as part of our 25th birthday celebrations on CHILD Mags.

25 Best Parenting Articles

 From what to pack for school lunch, to how to cope with gender disappointment, we're revisiting 25 of your favourite articles as part of our 25th birthday celebrations on CHILD Mags.

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Many parents say they would continue a pregnancy after a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome, but only 5.3 per cent of pregnancies are not terminated.

Would You Terminate?

Many parents say they would continue a pregnancy after a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome, but only 5.3 per cent of pregnancies are not terminated.

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"My parents were foster carers, and I had so many lovely memories I knew I’d eventually become one myself." Sharon Mitchell told her story to Bron Bates.

Being A Foster Carer

"My parents were foster carers, and I had so many lovely memories I knew I’d eventually become one myself." Sharon Mitchell told her story to Bron Bates.

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As a parent, I find myself faced with a real dilemma. I don’t want to take the extreme hard line in rationing wireless access for my children, as I know the world is changing at a far greater pace than when I was a child and they need to keep up with it. However, I do feel a real obligation to give them the skills I’m familiar with, such as being able to interact with others, have a conversation and a point of view and learn the art of debating and backing up an argument.

Struggling With Social Media And Teens

As a parent, I find myself faced with a real dilemma. I don’t want to take the extreme hard line in rationing wireless access for my children, as I know the world is changing at a far greater pace than when I was a child and they need to keep up with it. However, I do feel a real obligation to give them the skills I’m familiar with, such as being able to interact with others, have a conversation and a point of view and learn the art of debating and backing up an argument.

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In search of the answer to the question, 'What will make my child succeed?'.

Could You Let Your Child Fail?

In search of the answer to the question, 'What will make my child succeed?'.

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Like everyone else I’m a product of my culture, and all cultures have ‘parental scripts’ that dictate how we raise children. They’re so ingrained that we rarely, if ever, examine them, instead sticking to well-trodden parenting paths full of the word ‘should’. The baby ‘should’ sleep alone, ‘should’ be left to cry it out, and these days parents ‘should’ go straight back to work.

Is There A 'Right' Way To Raise Babies?

Like everyone else I’m a product of my culture, and all cultures have ‘parental scripts’ that dictate how we raise children. They’re so ingrained that we rarely, if ever, examine them, instead sticking to well-trodden parenting paths full of the word ‘should’. The baby ‘should’ sleep alone, ‘should’ be left to cry it out, and these days parents ‘should’ go straight back to work.

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What should be done about paid leave and childcare to help protect parents from workplace discrimination?

Parents Discriminated Against In The Workplace

What should be done about paid leave and childcare to help protect parents from workplace discrimination?

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Sex Discrimination Commissioner Elizabeth Broderick outlines the recommendations for workplaces to become more supportive of working parents and mothers-to-be.

How Workplaces Can Support Parents

Sex Discrimination Commissioner Elizabeth Broderick outlines the recommendations for workplaces to become more supportive of working parents and mothers-to-be.

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