EDITOR’S PICKS

  • “Stupid coronavirus!” I heard my six-year-old mumble while talking in her sleep. “Stupid coronavirus indeed!” Hearing this reminded me these are strange and worrying times for young children. While we need to look after ourselves and others, we also need to consider how all this...

  • Which ‘milk’ is best for the environment?  Dora Marinova and Diana Bogueva compared dairy, nut, soy, hemp and grain milks Making eco-conscious choices at the shops can be tricky when we’re presented with so many options, especially when it comes to milk. Should we buy...

  • Dana Kerford, Canadian born teacher and founder of the URSTRONG friendship programs, shares her insights on friendships, with Natalie Richie How are girls’ relationships different to boys’? Little conflicts may not faze boys. Girls, however, can turn the tiniest rift into a major issue by...

  • by Nigel Latta, Clinical psychologist, author of  The Modern Family Survival Guide On the face of it, this is a pretty simple issue, right? Except, there’s a bit more to this than simply figuring out how to ditch someone who’s not good for you. Rather...

  • Prospective parents’ mental health suffered during adolescence and young adulthood; COVID-19 and the subsequent lockdowns, can be linked to premature births research finds Research at a Glance: A Melbourne-led study has uncovered links between parents’ mental health and the risk of preterm birth Men with...

  • Gossip, the silent treatment, social exclusion…how can girls learn to create healthier female friendships? asks Natalie Richie. “Hands up if you have arrived at school and your friend is not talking to you” – seven of the 10 girls aged six to eight raise their...

Celebrating Mothers

  • If you’re pregnant during the COVID-19 pandemic, you might be feeling a unique type of stress, writes Monique Robinson. You might be uncertain about how an infection could affect your unborn baby. That’s over and above the stress you might be feeling about the pregnancy...

  • 6 things to think about if you have diabetes and want a baby and 1 if you don’t, report Freya MacMillan, David Simmons, and Tinashe Dune The number of people with diabetes is expected to increase from 463 million in 2019 to 700 million by...

  • If you have a baby, Karleen Gribble and Nina Jane Chad report you may be worried about them catching the coronavirus, particularly after media reports of an Australian infant diagnosed with it. The good news is, the evidence so far is babies almost never get...

  • Erica Sharplin wonders if we should be teaching our children to take ‘no’ for an answer. Can I have one Mum?” “No. Not now.” “Please Mum.” “No. I said not now. It’s nearly lunchtime.” “Ple-ease!” “I said no! Now stop bugging me about it!” “Please,...

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