Harmonising Guidance and Friendship: The Art of Parenting with Heart

4 April

Navigating the dual roles of being a parent and a friend to your children presents a unique set of challenges and opportunities. This delicate balance requires careful consideration of boundaries, communication, and emotional intelligence.  The...[Read More]

Different types of parenting styles and the pros and cons of each

3 August

It’s a common misconception that in therapy, a person will blame all of their life issues on their parents. This is not true. However, decades of research indicate that a person’s mother’s or father’s parenting style may have an impact on...[Read More]

Childcare subsidy boost could worsen staff shortages

12 July

Families battling the cost of living are hoping for a break when the federal government’s childcare rebate boost kicks in. From Monday, families earning less than $530,000 with one or more children under five will receive childcare subsidies of up...[Read More]

One-shot virus vaccine hope to protect preterm babies

12 July

Researchers hope the successful trial of a one-shot vaccine will reduce hospitalisation rates for premature babies at risk of complications from a common respiratory virus. More than 43,000 cases of respiratory syncytial virus have been recorded...[Read More]

No warning on a third of products with button batteries

28 June

More than a third of products being sold in Australia with potentially lethal button batteries fail to include mandatory warnings. The batteries are commonly used in toys and other household items such as keys, remote controls, calculators, musical...[Read More]

Science education shake-up to generate Aussie Einsteins

14 June

Albert Einstein is set to revolutionise science again – this time, for school children. Researchers say it’s time to reverse Australia’s critical skills shortage in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), especially among young...[Read More]

Helping teenage kids with independent living at home

20 April

As time passes, helping your teenage kids with independent living becomes more and more important. To help them with the transition, you can encourage them to live more independently at home. We show you how with some tips on giving them more...[Read More]

How parents can prepare for the cost of education in Australia

30 March

Education is a vital investment in your child’s future, but it can also be a significant financial burden for those who are unprepared. One study shows that although a large majority of Australian parents believe that education plays a significant...[Read More]

New parents set to benefit from paid leave expansion

8 March

The path has been laid for new parents to access more flexible and generous paid parental leave with the changes passing federal parliament. The new laws combine two existing payments into a shared 20-week scheme, expand access and make it easier...[Read More]

8 Things Good Parents Do for Their Children

2 March

People know the importance of good parenting, but what makes model parents? What do they do for their children that shows they are good parents? Here, we unlock the mystery of good parenting with a list of 8 things good parents do for their...[Read More]

Why is it important to discuss inheritance planning with your family

4 February

While most people write wills, very few families discuss inheritance. Parents avoid discussing inheritance planning with their children due to the subject’s sensitivity. However, avoiding the conversation does more harm than good. For example,...[Read More]

Baby bonus to help families grow with IVF

18 January

Falling pregnant can be an emotionally and financially taxing experience for women accessing IVF treatment but a first-of-its-kind NSW government program aims to relieve the costs for expecting families. Women who have IVF treatments in private...[Read More]