Do you prefer a "gloves off" approach to raising your offspring? Are you sick of modern entertainment mollycoddling kids? Here are 11 scenes from "family friendly" movies and TV shows that will help toughen the little blighters up. (Alternatively, if you're an overprotective parent, here are eleven scenes that you absolutely must avoid at all costs.)
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It happens to every parent eventually. One moment, your child is asking innocent questions about the Wiggles. The next, they want to know where babies come from. I call it the 'awkward question time-bomb' - it comes without warning and poor preparation can be catastrophic. Here are some firsthand tips from a survivor to help you get prepared.
The Sydney Royal Easter Show is one of Australia's largest annual events, with up to one million people passing through its gates every year. If you're planning to attend the event with a litter of rug rats in tow, here are some tips I learned during my own Show adventure. With a little luck, they should help you to get through the day without boring the kids or going broke.
A child's diet should be high in fruit and vegetables, high in complex carbohydrates such as brown bread, brown pasta and brown rice and relatively low in fat and sugary foods. It should also be low in salt. But as many of us know, getting children to eat what is good for them can be easier said than done. So how do you get your child to eat a healthy diet?
When you have kids, especially young ones, it can be tough to get everyone out the door on time. Establishing a solid morning routine can help, but what's your secret to getting your kids (and yourself) ready on schedule?
New parents have enough to do, like trying to get some sleep, so here's a tip that can save you some precious time: You can skip the sterilising step.
Keeping your kids interested while you're sightseeing or relaxing on holiday can be tough. When you plan your dream trip, seek out guides and activities that specialise in family friendly tours to make the trip you want to take engaging for your kids too.
Throughout this week, we've been offering advice on how to deal with kids and technology in our Family Tech Guide series. From choosing a phone to setting ground rules and the best apps to use, we've got you covered!
Teaching maths concepts has long been considered the domain of the classroom teacher, with many parents often feeling unable to help their kids develop this skill. However, parents already do many things with their kids that can encourage mathematical thinking and help them see the relevance of mathematics in their everyday lives.