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How to know when your child is ready for school—and no, it doesn't include reading 10 min read

While there’s no official checklist for school readiness, there are a few traits and behaviours you can look for when it comes to your child starting school.

What a teacher really thinks about school reports 2 min read

School report season is almost upon us. But do they really serve a purpose? One teacher says no.

Children's books about death and grief—and other major events in their lives 2 min read

Whether it's the death of a loved one, introducing a new sibling, moving to a new house or starting school, a picture book can often help ease your preschooler through the transition.

What to do when your child doesn't get along with their teacher 4 min read

As with any relationship, there will be some teachers who your child will warm to and some they will not.

🎥 Easiest unlayered lasagne recipe — Cooking with Gia and Olive 1 min read

This super simple unlayered lasagne recipe cooks in under three minutes! If you are used to making amazing traditional lasagna, then this video is for you! 

How to protect yourself from coronavirus 1 min read

It's easy to feel overwhelmed with all that's happening but there are some practical steps to keep you and yours safe.

Talking to your children about COVID-19 8 min read

We can't shield them from the information, but our resident psychologist suggests ways to steer them away from fear.

My brush with COVID-19 9 min read

How the pandemic affected my son’s trip to the hospital’s emergency department.

Here's why the Swedish know what shared parenting really means 5 min read

This model of the nuclear family, with one parent at home, is a relatively recent phenomenon.

Let's allow men to be dads 3 min read

On first inspection, it looks like things are moving in the right direction. Most dads in Australia—about 80 per cent, in fact—do take time away from work when their child is born.

🎥 Mexican Lunchbox — Cooking with Gia and Olive 1 min read

This week we share this colourful lunchbox idea. Healthy and full or flavour, this Mexican lunchbox recipe will stay fresh in the fridge for a few days, making it easy to pack for lunch.

Weaning your baby from breastfeeding and other questions: A Q&A with Annabel Karmel 5 min read

Annabel Karmel is the lady behind the toddler-friendly ready meals you find in the supermarkets. She is also the author of books on nutrition and cooking for babies, children and families. In conjunction with the release of her latest book,...