Health bosses at Perth Children’s Hospital have been forced to apologise for an “incomplete assessment” which risked a two-year-old girl’s organs shutting down.
Jessica Page and Michael Traill
A new trial at Telethon Kids Institute’s CliniKids aims to tackle early signs of anxious behaviour in young children on the spectrum, with benefits for the whole family
Raquel de Brito
A top doctor has warned of an upsurge in hand, foot and mouth disease in Perth, with kids and adults suffering painful symptoms after contracting the highly contagious virus.
Deciding which child gets what can become the biggest chore, but it’s a good time to get them interested in investing. Here’s how ...
Remarkably antidepressants were also prescribed to WA children aged five and under on hundreds of occasions last year, despite a lack of evidence they work for young children.
In a sign of just how much ‘info-besity’ is reshaping our lives, young people have picked up an unusual TV habit to cope with a bombardment of digital distractions.
As we connect more online, we need to remember our “real life” manners in the virtual world.
Why are our kids angels for everyone else and little terrors at home?
Reusable nappies have come a long way from the days of terry-towelling squares and safety pins — and one group of parents can’t get enough of them.
The rise of profanity-laced language inappropriate to the context and a growing wave of anger in our kids is a worrying sign — and parents must take note.
A Perth children's coach is witnessing increasing anger issues in young children, which she says is partly fuelled by a need for instant gratification.
What would school look like if your child chose what to study? Kate Emery reports on the growing phenomenon of ‘unschooling’, where maths is learned in the kitchen and science is a walk in the park.
Couples desperate to become parents are increasingly looking to import eggs from US fertility banks – despite the staggering cost.
We all have rights. But sometimes it’s up to us adults to help children assert theirs.
A childcare worker accused of deliberately scratching 21 different children at a Banksia Grove early learning centre has pleaded not guilty to all 31 counts of unlawful assault.
For every realistic example of lacklustre parenting, like in the vein of Schitt’s Creek, it can feel to new parents that there is a social media influencer waiting to pose up a seemingly perfect life.
Stop trying to compare yourself to other (human) parents and instead, take your cue from the animal kingdom.
An American woman has given birth to a healthy baby boy at the age of 57, years after losing her teenage daughter to a brain tumour.
West Australian children are experiencing some of the worst childcare centre child-staff ratios in the country due to COVID concessions.
Annabel Hennessy & Lanai Scarr
In itself, perfectionism is not a bad trait. It is when teamed with a low self confidence or an inability to deal with failure that things get problematic, writes Anxiety Aunt.
It’s a constant battle for parents everywhere — how to get children to like vegetables? Australian nutrition and dietetics researchers claim to have come up with some answers.
A new report has found Australian children need more help to recover from disasters, and an urgent policy review is needed as mental health issues increase.
Social media giant Facebook is developing a version of Instagram for kids under 13 which would be controlled by parents, as it moves to make the popular social media platform safer for young people.
When they’re babies it’s easy. Sleep, food, rashes and coughs. As they get older, you need to start parenting a particular person. Not the child you thought you would have — the child in front of you.
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