Parenting

Fri 16 Apr 2021

Smacking trauma akin to severe violent abuse

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Smacking children can traumatise them to the same level as severe violent abuse according to a new study.

Kmart T-shirts spark outrage from mum

Kmart T-shirts spark outrage from mum

A concerned mum claims a detail in Kmart’s T-shirts for girls is “telling them how to act” – but not everyone agrees with her theory.

Heartbreaking decision made after twin’s stillbirth

Premium Content Heartbreaking decision made after twin’s stillbirth

A Queensland mum has opened up about why she and her husband agreed to an autopsy after the tragic stillborn death of one of their identical twin girls.

Thu 15 Apr 2021

Baby born on path, 200m from hospital

Baby born on path, 200m from hospital

The couple were just two minutes from their Brisbane hospital when their second child was delivered on a bike path.

‘Absolutely traumatic’: Coast couple lift lid on silent tragedy

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A heartbroken Coast couple have spoken about the death of their child in a bid to lift the lid on a silent tragedy affecting six in 10 Australians.

Wed 14 Apr 2021

‘Inappropriate’ kids clothing ad slammed

‘Inappropriate’ kids clothing ad slammed

The fashion retailer has come under fire for its latest kids campaign, with some mums complaining it made them “uncomfortable”.

Man assaults accused kidnapper and torturer outside court

Premium Content Man assaults accused kidnapper and torturer outside court

The victim of an assault outside a courtroom made threats to his aggressor’s daughter and was set to be sentenced for kidnapping and torturing.

Grandma’s falls lead CQ researcher to new project

Premium Content Grandma’s falls lead CQ researcher to new project

‘Grandma’s falls are so bad that she has to wear protective headgear – similar to a football player’.

New consent classes starting from kindy

New consent classes starting from kindy

Kids as young as four across Australia will learn about respectful relationships in a freshly unveiled suite of lessons from the government.

Tue 13 Apr 2021

Former Mackay cop plays pokies, drinks while 2yo left in car

Premium Content Former Mackay cop plays pokies, drinks while 2yo left in car

The man was drinking and gambling inside a CBD hotel when his partner came to visit him, leaving their two year old unattended in the parking lot.

Mon 12 Apr 2021

Call to stop using 'mum' and 'dad' in schools

Call to stop using 'mum' and 'dad' in schools

Schools in Victoria will be encouraged to avoid terms like “mum”, “dad”, “boyfriend” and “girlfriend” as part of a push to become more inclusive.

Sun 11 Apr 2021

Baby with a body of broken bones gives greatest gift

Premium Content Baby with a body of broken bones gives greatest gift

Although he only lived for 11 short weeks, little Zac Coaton brought hope to his parents and other children born with the same rare genetic condition.

Sat 10 Apr 2021

Fatal crash driver’s sentence ‘manifestly inadequate’

Premium Content Fatal crash driver’s sentence ‘manifestly inadequate’

The sentence of a Rockhampton woman whose actions on the road killed a child has been slammed as “manifestly inadequate”.

Fri 9 Apr 2021

Stepdaughter raped 120 times before she turned 12

Premium Content Stepdaughter raped 120 times before she turned 12

**DISTRESSING CONTENT** Former Neerkol resident tried to bribe rape victim with Tim Tams.

Baby captured ‘laughing, giggling’ before tragedy struck

Premium Content Baby captured ‘laughing, giggling’ before tragedy struck

A young couple has been left grief-stricken after their baby passed away in her sleep

Thu 8 Apr 2021

‘Am I a lazy parent?’

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Edwina Bartholomew’s daughter is nearly one-and-a-half and took a bit longer to find her feet. But she asks, is that my bad?

Taylen’s family to wait weeks to find out appeal status

Premium Content Taylen’s family to wait weeks to find out appeal status

The family of a little boy killed in a crash at Bouldercombe in 2016 will have to wait weeks to find out if Queensland’s Attorney-General will appeal the wholly...

Miracle baby: ‘I could fit her in the palm of my hand’

Premium Content Miracle baby: ‘I could fit her in the palm of my hand’

Baby Adena entered the world weighing a mere 510g. Now, after more than 100 days in hospital, she is settling into life at home. READ HER INCREDIBLE STORY

Tue 6 Apr 2021

Girl, 7, put on harsh diet by mum

Girl, 7, put on harsh diet by mum

A teen whose mum wrote a viral article about putting her on a diet at the age of seven says still suffers from what she went through.

Sat 3 Apr 2021

‘Demons never go away’: Parents battle for anorexia support

Premium Content ‘Demons never go away’: Parents battle for anorexia support

Kids with life-threatening eating disorders are waiting up to six months for specialist treatment – prompting one heartbroken dad to plead for action.

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