Roxy Jacenko and daughter Pixie (centre) at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia in 2016. Pixie’s Instagram account has more than 100,000 followers and she has a signature line of hair bows.
A growing number of parents are making money out of their children by turning them into social media celebrities. But the chimera of corporate branding is no antidote for lives lived in precarious times.
Praising and encouraging your children will likely make you feel less stressed about your parenting duties.
A survey of Australian parents has found many are overwhelmed by the stress of managing their child's behaviour.
New research into beetles shows larvae are stronger and grow better when raised by two parents working together than a single parent working alone.
English spelling is not an illogical burden there to make life difficult for our children.
Teaching children how to break down words into their meaning and origin can help them be better spellers.
In France, nearly three-quarters of the children of divorced couples see their fathers only one weekend every fifteen days.
Families in the 21st century have changed, making it necessary to rethink what has been "traditional" ways of sharing the custody of children.
Teachers can help support students though the stress of their parents’ separation or divorce.
Children can experience stress during their parents' separation or divorce. Here's how teachers can support them through this tough time.
The key is starting early. From the first tooth.
If toothbrushing is forced form a young age, kids can become resistant to dental care practices. Make it fun.
Getting ready for school.
Through games and household tasks, parents can help their children learn basic math skills like counting, geometry and algebraic thinking.
Parent blaming has taken a new turn – no longer just criticised for failing to attend to their child’s every need, parents are now being condemned for 'over-parenting'.
Some level of communication between ex-partners is needed when parenting together.
A new study has examined the practices of good parents post-separation. Here's the parents' advice.
Children whose father experiences mental illness are more likely to experience emotional or behavioural problems.
New research has found one in five dads has experienced symptoms of depression and/or anxiety after having children.
Self-knowledge rarely comes packaged in a single coherent narrative. Yet this is the expectation we have of the children in our lives.
The signs might be there. But parents and clinicians will still wonder if there's some foolproof way to determine whether their children are actually trans. There isn't one – and that's okay.
Parent engagement offices in ministries of education, parent engagement consultants, parent mentor programs: such measures could revolutionize schools and boost student achievement.
A systematic embrace of parents' untapped knowledge by schools could revolutionize education systems in Canada and globally.
What you tell your children about your impending divorce should depend on their age.
Telling your children you and your partner aren't going to be together anymore is a significant change in their lives.
The experience “this happened to me” is stronger than “this happened” in memory formation.
We sometimes see memory as a video camera, recording our lives accurately and without bias – but this is a myth. Instead, our childhood memories are intricately shaped by our family and culture.
Tummy time is important for strengthening infants’ necks, but it’s not all they need.
Babies should have tummy time and face time every day to strengthen their neck muscles and prevent flat head syndrome.
Stories take children on imaginary adventures.
Photo by Mazyar Hooshidar.
Reading styles vary in effectiveness. Here are six things you can do, based on research, to help your child get the most out of shared reading.
Encouraging children to make and use a range of maps helps develop their spatial skills, great if they want to read an x-ray, design a building or put up flat-pack furniture later in life.
It's never too early for children to develop their spatial skills, vital if they want to one day design buildings, put up flat-pack furniture or cut a birthday cake. Here's how you can help at home.
Nagging can make learning music a misery for everyone. But there are better ways to encourage your child to play.
Nagging or bribing a child to practise their musical instrument only makes the activity feel like a chore. Here's how to support your child and bring back harmony to the whole family.
Grieving children need to feel like their opinion matters.
Children who have witnessed the death of a parent at the hands of another parent will understandably suffer some serious consequences. Research has shown these children need and want to be heard.