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Can you really blame your body shape on genetics?

If you come from a long line of overweight relatives, it's tempting to put fitness and weight loss into the impossible camp thanks to your "bad genes"

How standing at school could make your child smarter

Children who used standing desks showed significant cognitive improvement over those who sit.

The more children you have, the slower you age

Few mothers would say that sleepless nights, school runs and snotty noses are the secret to feeling young - but science says otherwise.

Paediatrician demonstrates how to calm screaming baby

WATCH: Baby doctor shows how to calm a screaming baby

If you're a parent of a newborn, this unusual technique might just have you yelling "thankyou!" into the heavens.

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Lunchbox SOS: Smart snack swaps

Nifty ideas to diffuse the pressure from kids who want sweet and salty snacks in their school lunchbox

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Lunchbox SOS: How to teach kids to prepare their own lunches

Not only will it free up your time but it lays the groundwork for teaching children about food and nutrition

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Lunchbox SOS: What to pack if your kids are sick of sandwiches and want more gourmet

Sayonara same-same lunches – there are plenty of more gourmet options you can whip up for your kids

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Lunchbox SOS: What to pack for your kids' school lunch if you're time poor

Your go-to guide to ensuring your kids are healthy but you're not frazzled

Why everybody wins if the kids are in bed by 8:30pm

Australian research has shown that children who get to sleep earlier are healthier. Which is great and all, but here's the bit that will really excite parents: mothers of early-bird kids are happier, too.

Sing to your baby for double the calm

Sing nursery rhymes to your baby and you'll keep him calm twice as long as if you just talked to him.