Parenting

Sun 20 Jan 2019

Pregnant ‘unruly tourist’ vomited blood

Pregnant ‘unruly tourist’ vomited blood

A pregnant member of the family of unruly tourists accused of stealing and creating havoc across New Zealand claims she “vomited blood” while under arrest.

Labor to bring back Aussie kids knowing how to swim

premium_icon Labor to bring back Aussie kids knowing how to swim

DURING a horror summer in which 65 people have drowned, Labor leader Bill Shorten has announced a $46 million funding boost for swimming lessons.

Sat 19 Jan 2019

A child a day rescued from locked cars this summer

A child a day rescued from locked cars this summer

Temperatures can reach 78C in a car on a hot summer day and yet parents are continuing to leave their children in them.

Playground’s sculpted 'erection' causes hoots of mirth

Playground’s sculpted 'erection' causes hoots of mirth

A wooden carving of an owl at a children’s playground is causing controversy on social media with parents saying the sculpture has a more X-rated human form.

Fri 18 Jan 2019

'It’s too easy for people to become teachers’

premium_icon 'It’s too easy for people to become teachers’

The CEO of a tuition firm says there’re more to helping kids with homework — and that includes setting the bar too low for teachers entering the industry.

High cost of having kids could be behind low fertility rates

premium_icon High cost of having kids could be behind low fertility rates

For this mum, having kids was something she'd dreamed of since she was a little girl. But new data shows that dream isn't as common as it once was.

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