Common Wild: I recently fell victim to the oldest marketing trick in the book. In birthday party preparation mood, I left the supermarket carrying something rather ridiculous.
The hardware giant has restocked its famous block set for kids to build their own version of its iconic green building.
The one-two punch of bushfires and COVID-19 took an immense toll on NSW schools, a new report has found.
You might not have them talking like Bruce Willis, but there are some easy ways to get your baby on the fast track to language.
As she prepares to kick off a new chapter in her career, Erin Molan reveals the one big lesson motherhood has taught her.
From building toys for toddlers to board games and tech gear for older kids, here are the hottest deals on toys and gadgets.
New daycare centres run from family homes will be banned from having pools, spas and water features on their properties after the drowning of a toddler left unsupervised in Perth’s northern suburbs.
Early school-age children are naturally suspicious. But they still believe in magic.
Bluey episode ‘Baby Race’, which aired on ABC Kids this week, has struck a chord with parents around Australia who have taken to social media to tell how it left them in tears.
As daycare fees in WA rise yet again, The West Australian speaks to parents, childcare centre owners and industry experts about the areas ripe for reform.
Rhianna Mitchell & Kate Emery
The problem with the new The Witches movie
Serious concerns have been raised about a particular baby food that could be harmful to babies’ development.
WA’s little fighter, five-year-old Darcy Keeley, has undergone a bone marrow transplant from his dad in his battle with leukaemia.
A warning has been issued to Perth childcare centres in the midst of a nasty gastroenteritis outbreak, with a tenfold increase in the number of reports of the vomiting bug made to WA Health.
Kids’ health experts are urging parents to stop labelling food as 'good' and 'bad', warning it is creating a generation of people who are fearful of food.
Helicopter, snow plough, parade... what’s your parenting style?
The benefits of kids playing outside is so great that some GPs have started ‘prescribing’ it as therapy for inactive children, according to a Perth child psychologist.
Although the COVID-19 pandemic has seen online anti-vaccination activity intensify, immunisation rates in Australia have hit a record high, just 0.1 per cent off the gold standard.
Maybe overthinking isn’t all bad. There are a multitude of seemingly insignificant benefits.
Having children is overwhelming a privilege and a joy but there are some unpleasant realities all parents must learn.
Kate EmerySenior Reporter
It sounds so simple. So, after a particularly challenging series of days, I decided to put this to the test.
Serious mental health issues in young people manifest in different ways, but in schools they often result in violence towards staff and other students. Here’s how to address the problem.
Mandatory reporting of injuries such as bruising in infants could become law if the WA Government implements changes recommended after an inquest into the tragic death of a young girl.
Anxious and depressed parents with newborns have been calling helplines in record numbers during COVID-19, as the Federal Government announces a $13.6 funding boost for support programs.
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