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Don’t sweat the summer months, working parents

Kids running barefoot through grassy meadows and sandy beaches, with dirt on their faces and half-dead butterflies clasped between their tiny hands. Streaks of red Freezie dye colouring the corners of their mouths as they giggle and play with their pals until dusk. Schedules have been tossed and boredom banished because there’s plenty to do when yo

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Best friend bans are totally bizarre

A few months ago, it was announced that Prince George would be attending a private day school where “best friend” relationships are currently banned from the schoolyard.

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Will the fabulous new Ken dolls be a total flop?

The words “Barbie. Ken. Meet the new crew” splash across the screen as `80s-style night club music serenades the new line of Fashionista dolls recently released by Mattel.

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'Don’t talk to strangers' not enough to keep your kids safe

A series of child abduction social experiments were conducted and shared through social media by YouTube sensation Joey Salads, and the results have parents second-guessing their methods when it comes to educating their kids about “stranger danger”.

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School letter puts an end to Mother’s Day crafts for mom

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and like most moms, I’m excitedly anticipating the reveal of this year’s handcrafted gifts. I love how my kids tease me with hints while vowing not to tell me what they’ve been making at school, as if I don’t know what’s coming.

Parents need to cut down on screen time too

As my oldest child rambled on about her school day happenings, I shifted my eyes from her face to the screen of my iPhone, swiping my thumb across its surface while muttering, “Oh nice..” and “Mhmm, that sounds interesting…”

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Extending parental leave to 18 months is not the solution

Parents are swooning over the possibility of a parental leave increase from 12 months to 18 months, but what many don’t realize is that a longer leave does not equate to more money from the government.

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Unprepared parents are sulking as a soggy Spring Break approaches

There was a time when the words “Spring Break” conjured up images of college kids in a drunken stupor, partying it up in Daytona Beach, flashing their boobs and jostling their junk in hopes of making a cameo on MTV’s live broadcast of the Floridian festivities.

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Home Alone: How Young Is Too Young?

When I mention to parents of younger children that I sometimes leave my nine-year-old daughter home alone, they often react like Kevin McCallister in the movie Home Alone - their jaws drop, their hands slap their cheeks, and a deep and horrifying shriek bursts from their lips.