Tony Abbott was a friend to working women. Yes,you read that right
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Opinion

Tony Abbott was a friend to working women. Yes,you read that right

Australia’s paid parental leave system still looks miserly compared to other Western democracies. But pressure is mounting on the Albanese government to shift the dial.

  • byJacqueline Maley

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‘I felt like a failure in life’:When men realise they’re infertile

‘I felt like a failure in life’:When men realise they’re infertile

When people think of IVF,they think of what women endure. But for men struggling to become a parent our culture presents a wide range of emotional challenges.

  • bySamantha Selinger-Morris
Choose between motherhood and a career? No thanks,says pregnant Harry Potter star

Choose between motherhood and a career? No thanks,says pregnant Harry Potter star

The idea that you must choose between parenthood and acting is dispelled by Lucy Goleby,who plays Ginny Potter in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

  • byKerrie O'Brien
‘Torn up and shredded’:When children lose a step-parent

‘Torn up and shredded’:When children lose a step-parent

It goes against a long-standing cultural myth,but losing a step-parent or a step-sibling is one of the most unacknowledged sources of childhood pain,say experts.

  • bySamantha Selinger-Morris
Craig Foster’s children are amused he’s won Father of the Year
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Father's Day

Craig Foster’s children are amused he’s won Father of the Year

Former Socceroo Craig Foster has three children,but he is a mentor and father figure to so many more people.

  • byCaitlin Fitzsimmons
Toxic teens:The conversations you need to have with your children

Toxic teens:The conversations you need to have with your children

Parents need to use both explicit teaching and lead by example to inoculate their children from the toxic culture pervading many Sydney high schools,experts say.

  • byCaitlin Fitzsimmons
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Fifteen warning signs that you’re an old-school father

Fifteen warning signs that you’re an old-school father

Do you define “helping fund the netball team” as eating a second sausage sandwich from the club canteen?

  • byRichard Glover
‘Disgusting indictment’:Suicidal teens not picked up by the system
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Mental health

‘Disgusting indictment’:Suicidal teens not picked up by the system

The number of children and teenagers who contact Kids Helpline with problems so serious they require an emergency response remains elevated after the COVID-19 lockdowns.

  • byCaitlin Fitzsimmons
Jameela Jamil is fighting for you to accept your kids just as they are

Jameela Jamil is fighting for you to accept your kids just as they are

Parents are often among the first people to teach children to loathe their bodies,as a new documentary shows. The Good Place actor learned this lesson the hard way.

  • bySamantha Selinger-Morris
If you hate Book Week,you’re probably doing it wrong
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Schools

If you hate Book Week,you’re probably doing it wrong

The birthright of every Australian child,Book Week captures imaginations and makes books the topic of conversation between kids. It doesn’t need to be competitive or stressful.

  • byCaitlin Fitzsimmons
Whoever invented Book Week needs their costumed head read
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Education

Whoever invented Book Week needs their costumed head read

I love books – and I love kids reading – but not the angst and cost that this event puts on time-poor parents.

  • byAntoinette Lattouf