EDITOR’S PICKS

  • Anju Regis discusses with Renee Fedele, a Family Dispute Resolution (FDR) Mediator & Child Consultant, what she observes when parents are entrenched in the battlefield that a separation/divorce can be. When you see families in mediation, and children in child consultations, what are the common...

  • Brooke Tasovac reflects on how the world of children’s parties has changed since she was a child. After celebrating my daughter’s first birthday six months ago, and with several of my friends planning their babies’ first-birthday parties, I’ve noticed how much children’s birthday parties have...

  • The years prior to her child being diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder were lonely and confusing for Michelle Reid. I have a daughter who is turning 13 next month and we are planning a big birthday bash. She is very excited and has a...

  • The National Asthma Council Australia has just released (07/03/2019) major updates to Australia’s go-to asthma guides – the Australian Asthma Handbook for primary healthcare professionals and the popular My Asthma Guide for people living with asthma. “Australia has one of the highest prevalence rates of...

  • While Nicole Hall received an earful of unhelpful advice, her son’s hearing problems went undiagnosed. My son Sam is five years old. He has auditory-processing difficulties and social-skills problems – and I believe the situation was preventable. I was constantly on guard, ready to leap...

  • Deb Hunt explores how involvement in theatre and youth arts can make a big difference in young people’s lives. “There’s a place for every kind of personality in theatre. Some kids are ready to be big, while others have soft voices and quiet personalities, but...

Celebrating Mothers

  • Even self-professed exercise junkie MJ Ong struggles to keep up her regimen with a baby in tow. I’m not your average postgraduate student. On the first day of my doctorate course I was eight weeks pregnant. Ironically, my research is on pregnancy and exercise. I...

  • Kate King waxes lyrical about bygone times, before realising she is a different person now she is a mother. One night recently our children gave my husband and me a rare and unexpected treat: they were asleep by 7 pm. As we gently pulled their...

  • With both her kids now at school, Jean Flynn contemplates a ‘career change’. I’m looking for a job. I already have one, but I’m interested in doing something a bit different – branching out. I’ve been in my current position for nearly eight years. It’s...

  • More and more employers are aware of their obligations to assist mothers returning to work. This  advice from the Australian Breastfeeding Association provides the latest updated information to help parents to make their best choices. Many mothers successfully combine work and breastfeeding. Our work environment...

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