Lunchbox SOS: Smart snack swaps

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


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


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


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.

'Love hormone' could help some children with autism, finds Aussie study

Australian research has shown that the hormone oxytocin could play a role in treating some children with autism.

Kids exposed to light in the morning weigh more, reveals Aussie research

New Australian research revealed a surprising factor in childhood obesity: light.

Over-the-counter cold medication doesn't work, warn pharmacy professors

Ever taken medicine when you're bogged down with a cold only to feel more stuffed up than ever? You're not imagining it.

The dark experiment that proves why smiling at your baby is so important

What the "still face experiment" tells us about babies' surprisingly advanced social skills and the dark impact of child neglect.