Life is naturally sunny for the ‘happy mother’ of social mythology, which makes it doubly difficult for mums when they are miserable.
Women are supposed to be happy about motherhood – if they're not their parenting is open to question. We have seen a 'Parenting Hate' backlash against this, but what's needed most is better social support.
Have you heard of attachment theory?
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Attachment theory can help in understanding some disruptive class behaviour.
All smiles - but who’s watching what they’re watching?
Should 'think of the children' ever come to the point of spying on teenagers?
Moms are in a position to either encourage or discourage help from their spouses.
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Moms don't have to be designated worriers.
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Why the modern role of men as fathers is something we must embrace.
During the first few minutes after birth a baby can receive 80-100 millilitres of blood – nearly a third of their blood volume.
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One of the most common surgical procedures undertaken in the world today – one that every human alive has undergone – is the clamping and cutting of the umbilical cord at birth.
Does training relentlessly and regularly lead to greatness?
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Parents want to simultaneously support and push their kids. But when it comes to sports, this mentality can backfire in subtle ways.
Look, here’s mummy!
Whether you are over-protective or more laissez-faire, the chances are that someone, somewhere will be criticising your parenting style.
You don’t share your phone with strangers Mum, so I’m not sharing my doll with her.
Should we teach our kids to share their things considering adults don't share their possessions? Shouldn't kids be taught not to use things that aren't theirs? Maybe we should just let them figure things out for themselves.
The claim that same-sex marriage harms children doesn’t stack up against the current evidence.
A central argument made against same-sex marriage is that children born into these marriages will be disadvantaged: they will grow up with inappropriate gender role modelling and be bullied at school.
At the youth level, the long-term effects of football hits aren’t known.
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When pro football players like Chris Borland quit, it should send a strong message to parents. But there are a host of issues, besides health, to consider.
It’s none of our business what Elton John and David Furnish’s kids’ birth certificates say.
There’s nothing to start a debate like Germaine Greer letting fly. This time it was about Elton John’s family.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are supporting their daughter Shiloh’s decision to be called John.
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If you want to know a child's gender, just ask them and then listen to the answer.
There’s a sense that people who want to be child-free are somehow draft-dodging the duty of parenthood – we’ve done it and suffered, so why haven’t you?
Societies overwhelmingly endorse reproduction, but the pressure this places on people who don't want to have kids may be putting their health at risk.
Most of the developed world provides longer paid parental leave than Australia.
New and expectant parents are among the biggest losers in this year's budget. From July 2016 primary carers will lose access to government paid parental leave if their workplace also provides leave.
It’s important the child feels like a normal little kid.
There are things parents can do to make managing a child's illness easier and more stress-free.
Children love interactive devices and can’t recall a time without them, so it may be best to manage rather than ban them.
Despite occasional panic about the negative impact they may be having on children's social and intellectual development, interactive devices give parents a much-needed break and can benefit kids.
From January, conscientious objectors to vaccine will lose up to $15,000 of childcare and family tax rebates.
Australia is unique in using parental financial incentives for immunisation.
Like those that can’t live without their siblings, there are those like music’s Gallagher brothers who can’t stand the sight of one another.
How we get along as siblings is a deeply personal issue and profoundly effects our lives as individuals. It’s an issue that crosses cultures and economies, levels of class and fame.
Lone parents should not be pariahs.
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Growing up in a one parent family doesn't matter, as long as it's a stable one.