Australia Family & Parenting
Kylie Jenner spills details of her pregnancy in impromptu Q & A
Amanda Bearse from Married with Children reveals what she really thinks of the hit TV show and what she’s been doing since
Young mum desperate to find homeless man after his selfless act
Horror moment little girl is mauled by a lion after kids were trapped inside enclosure
Usher and wife Grace Miguel split after two years of marriage, amid ‘herpes claims’
‘I’ve never felt more broken’: Claire Holt shares emotional miscarriage post
Mum warns about dangers of Mini Eggs after claiming her daughter choked and died on one
DAILY DILEMMA: Parental 'Consent' To Get Married? | Studio 10
2018-03-20 05:19:43 We have our Daily Dilemma with Jonathon Moran from Sydney Confidential. Get more out of your mornings with Studio 10 - 8:30AM - 12PM weekdays on Channel Ten featuring hosts Sarah Harris, Joe Hildebrand, Jessica Rowe, Ita Buttrose and Denise Drysdale. Find out more about 'Studio 10' here: To add to the discussion on topics and share your opinions on 'Studio 10', head to one of our social media platforms below. Facebook: Twitter: (@studio10au) Instagram: (@studio10au) Tag us using the hashtag: Subscribe to the 'Studio 10' Channel here: Join our LIVE studio audience at our studio in Sydney, Australia. Grab your free tickets here: Live elsewhere? Email studio10tickets@networkten   Read More ...
Adoptions for more Indigenous children should be an option, Minister says
2018-03-13 08:14:52 There is a child protection "crisis" in Australia and it should force a change in adoption policies to allow more Indigenous children in care to be adopted, the federal Children's Minister has said. Key points: Minister says there's been a "reluctance to look at adoption as a solution to getting a good outcome for our children" Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children make up more than a third of all children removed from their families In most states, a majority of those children are placed within the Indigenous community David Gillespie said he would push states and territories to consider more "open adoptions" for Indigenous children — where a child is able to have continued contact with his or her biological parents   Read More ...
Health experts call for national strategy on child self-harm to curb rates of hospitalisation
2018-03-13 08:14:46 By medical reporter Sophie Scott and the Specialist Reporting Team's Rebecca Armitage Young women and girls are being hospitalised for self-harm at four times the rate of boys, a decade-long study has found. Key points: More than 18,000 kids and teens hospitalised for self-harm in 10 years Researchers say high rate of self-harm "just the tip of the iceberg" Girls are four times more likely to self-harm than boys, report finds In the largest Australian study of intentional child-injury hospitalisations, from July 2001 to June 2012 there were 18,223 instances of children aged six to 16 admitted to hospital for self-harm   Read More ...
Wilda Fox on how she lost 28kg after having her first baby
2018-03-13 06:35:44 WHEN Wilda gave birth to her son, getting back to a regular exercise regimen was no easy task. But she claims this 25-minute workout help her lose 28kg in six months. Want to lose weight? Tired of trying out fad diets that never seem to work? Here's how to sheds those unwanted kilos the fad-free way. A MELBOURNE mum says she lost a staggering 28kg in just six months, without even leaving her own home to exercise   Read More ...
Australian parents spend less time helping children with school work
2018-03-13 02:08:39 "Solutions are unlikely to lie in schools alone and require parents to think what more they can do at home to help," Mr Birmingham said. However, there does not appear to be a clear link between student performance in PISA tests and the amount of academic help provided by parents, with parents in top-performing countries such as Japan spending an average of 2   Read More ...
Fans blast ‘hypocrite’ Charlene for telling husband Patrick to man up
2018-03-12 23:35:55 JUST days ago, Charlene was Australia’s newest hero after her fiery take-down of Dean on Married At First Sight. But after last night, the tables have turned. Couples swap partners for an outsider's perspective as Charlene faces off against Dean one final time. Plus, two final dates in this - the final week of MAFS. Did we say FINAL ENOUGH!? Here are the latest episode's best bits   Read More ...
Kylie Jenner spills details of her pregnancy in impromptu Q & A
2018-03-12 23:35:50 FANS were kept totally in the dark about Kylie Jenner’s pregnancy until after the birth of her daughter, but now she’s sharing everything. Kylie Jenner went from nine months of silence… to giving fans a Twitter question and answer session where she revealed SO many details about her pregnancy and life with Stormi, Travis Scott as a father, and a WHOLE lot of details!! For all the Kylie Jenner updates you need in your life go ahead and click that   Read More ...
MAFS: Nasser boasts of ‘new wife’ as Gabrielle yearns for Mr Right
2018-03-12 21:08:02 Personal trainer Nasser Sultan, 50, appeared to already let slip that there was no future for he and Gabrielle Bartlett, 44, before yesterday’s episode — posting an Instagram photo with an attractive blonde woman in his arms that he captioned “New wife... jokingly.” The woman tagged in the photo, Leah Bennett, appears to be quite the Married At First Sight fan — also posing for a photo with fellow MAFS contestant Ryan Gallagher yesterday: Fans of the show flooded Nasser’s Instagram post with comments, some chiding the reality TV contestant for seemingly giving away the ending to he and Bartlett’s story   Read More ...
Should I let my kids drink fruit juice? Five experts weigh in
2018-03-12 20:29:48 Most parents will tell you their kids love juice. It tastes good, often comes in convenient and child-friendly packaging, and seems much healthier than soft drinks, sports drinks or other sweet beverages. It comes from fruit, after all. But we also know it's high in sugar, and so can contribute to obesity and dental problems. We asked five experts in nutrition, dietetics, medicine and dentistry whether or not we should let our kids drink juice   Read More ...
Australian parents spend less time helping children with school work
2018-03-12 11:11:35 Australian parents spend far less time helping their children academically outside school than those in other OECD countries, despite national calls for parents to do more to stem the country's declining results in national and international assessments. On average, Australian parents spend 4.4 hours a week helping their children academically, compared to the global average of 6.7 hours and 7   Read More ...
Parents delivered baby alone: ‘He was pressing the buzzer, no one came’
2018-03-12 08:06:56 A SYDNEY inquest has heard a hospital’s care of a newborn baby was deficient — as horrified parents were forced to deliver their baby alone. A SYDNEY hospital was so short staffed expectant parents were forced to deliver their baby alone, an inquest into their daughter’s death has heard. Manusiu Amone was born with the umbilical cord wrapped around her neck on November 25, 2014, at Fairfield Hospital, and although her breathing was induced she died soon after   Read More ...
Father breaks down at inquest into death of newborn at 'understaffed' Fairfield Hospital
2018-03-12 06:10:19 A father has broken down while giving evidence about the death of his newborn daughter at Fairfield Hospital in November 2014. Sam Amone cried as he remembered how his baby girl struggled to breathe about 15-20 minutes after her birth. "Her breathing seemed short as if she was gasping for air," he told the coronial inquest into her death. It was not the only problem that day   Read More ...
Australian toddlers aren’t eating enough healthy food
2018-03-11 22:10:35 Only a handful of Australian toddlers have diets that meet national guidelines for junk food and vegetables, as the majority discover the allure of cakes, ice-cream and lollies far earlier than recommended. A unique study using recruits from new parents groups in Melbourne has found that while most babies are eating enough fruit and vegetables at nine months, the standard of their diets declines rapidly soon after   Read More ...
Australian toddlers aren’t eating enough healthy food
2018-03-11 11:11:26 The study, which involved 467 children between 2008 and 2015, is the first to compare the eating habits of very young children with the national guidelines. Lead author, Dr Alison Spence, from the Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition at Deakin University, said it provided good evidence for the first time that children’s diets were diverging from the ideal while they were still very young   Read More ...
Birth control was banned so they could create as many ‘end-time’ soldiers as possible
2018-03-11 09:33:41 As instructed, 5-year-old Flor Edwards hid under the stairs with the other children before the invaders hunted them down and pretended to shoot them dead. After remaining still for a few minutes, the kids rose, trancelike, from the floor — lifting their arms as they mimed flying up to meet Jesus at heaven’s gates. “[The drill] was to prepare us for the apocalypse,” Edwards, now 36, told The Post   Read More ...
Amanda Bearse from Married with Children reveals what she really thinks of the hit TV show and what she’s been doing since
2018-03-11 02:04:25 Now considered a TV classic, Married ... with Children is the longest-running live-action sitcom on the Fox cable channel, with 260 episodes shot over 11 seasons. The show followed the life of the dysfunctional Bundy family: Al, a miserable middle-aged shoe salesman; his overbearing wife, Peggy; their pretty, promiscuous daughter, Kelly; and their smart-arse son, Bud. The storyline revolved around the failure of Al’s various schemes, with his chief nemesis his yuppie feminist next-door neighbour Marcy Rhoades D’Arcy, played by the actress Amanda Bearse   Read More ...
Young mum desperate to find homeless man after his selfless act
2018-03-11 01:04:56 Melissa Fisher’s brother, Corey Constable, couldn’t simply stand by while a homeless man went hungry. Posting a video to Facebook, Melissa wrote: “So I told my brother Corey Constable that there was a homeless guy outside the shopping centre. This is what happened next.” In the video, Corey can be seen giving an umbrella, food and coffee to the man camped outside a shopping centre   Read More ...
Serena Williams wins first match in Indian Wells comeback after giving birth to daughter
2018-03-09 08:12:37 Serena Williams has won her first match in her comeback in Indian Wells after a 14-month absence from the WTA Tour for the birth of her first child. Williams, who gave birth to daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr last September, beat Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan 7-5, 6-3 in their first-round encounter. "It was incredible," Williams said on court after clinching victory   Read More ...
Salim Mehajer’s sister Sanaa splits from Nomads bikie enforcer husband
2018-03-09 02:05:52 They might have tied the knot just two days after announcing they were getting hitched, but Salim Mehajer’s younger sister, Sanaa, and her bikie enforcer husband Mouhamed ‘Moudi’ Tajjour — who is also the cousin of Kings Cross identity John Ibrahim — appear to have called quits on their marriage just three months after the ceremony. The senior member of the Nomads bikie gang and convicted killer shared a post declaring he was now single and changed his Instagram bio to reflect the same earlier this week   Read More ...
Four wives, two mistresses and a double agent: How Carolinda Witt found out her grandfather's secret spy past
2018-03-08 22:15:58 How can you trace the life of a man with 23 fake names? Carolinda Witt did, uncovering the truth about her grandfather's life as an internationally hunted conman and brave double agent. She also managed to reunite a large family separated by his lies. After Carolinda's mother Effie died 10 years ago, she began searching online for her extended family in England   Read More ...
Mum charged with murder over eight-year-old boy’s death on Mornington Peninsula
2018-03-08 21:36:57 The eight-year-old boy may have been allegedly suffocated — the mother rang triple-0 about 1.30pm, but the boy was dead by the time police arrived. The 41-year-old mother was charged with murder and appeared in a closed out of sessions court hearing late last night. She will appear in court again this morning. Police are still trying to reach all the boy’s relatives to tell them of the tragedy   Read More ...
Parents of Breannah Piva seeking legal action against her school following teen’s suicide
2018-03-08 11:06:52 BREANNAH Piva took her own life when she was just 16 years old, now the aspiring model’s parents are hoping to take legal action against the school they believe did nothing to help. A sudden increase in cyber-bullying has triggered the implementation of new laws where students responsible for out-of-school online attacks will be suspended. Under the changes to be introduced by NSW Education Minister Rob Stokes, principals will now have the power to ban students if there is a chance they could be violent towards fellow classmates, teachers or parents   Read More ...
Perth childcare worker smacked, put soap in mouth to punish six-year-old child with autism
2018-03-08 06:10:38 Three childcare workers have been stripped of their accreditation, with one convicted of assault, after a six-year-old child with autism was smacked and had soap put in their mouth as a form of punishment. Kathleen Burton was charged with aggravated common assault after the incident on December 14 last year. She pleaded guilty to a charge of aggravated common assault in the Joondalup Magistrates Court on February 28 and was fined $700, as well as being ordered to pay court costs of $100   Read More ...
Horror moment little girl is mauled by a lion after kids were trapped inside enclosure
2018-03-08 06:09:07 The girl can be seen screaming in terror as lion swipes at her with its paws, pinning her to the wall before forcing her to the ground. She then disappears beneath the big cat, who appears to be going for the kill. Other kids are seen running around the pen, screaming as the deadly predator continued to attack the girl   Read More ...
Usher and wife Grace Miguel split after two years of marriage, amid ‘herpes claims’
2018-03-08 04:05:55 Yoobi and Usher teamed up to curate a limited-edition, back-to-school collection that mixes street smarts with school smarts, and uses unique, fun designs created by artist Jonni Cheatwood. R&B star Usher and his wife Grace Miguel are separating after multiple allegations and lawsuits claiming he’d givena number of women herpes. The couple, who married in 2015, released a statement overnight, saying,“After much thought and consideration we have mutually decided to separate as a couple   Read More ...
Daycare workers charged with drugging children to 'calm them down before nap time'
2018-03-07 00:17:39 Three daycare workers in suburban Chicago have been charged with giving children gummy bears laced with the sleep aid melatonin, police said. Des Plaines police said officers were called to Kiddie Junction Day Care Centre on Friday (local time). Police said the children were given the melatonin "in an effort to calm them down before nap time". Melatonin is a naturally produced hormone that helps regulate sleep and wakefulness   Read More ...
Another Australian child has been injured in a dog attack
2018-03-06 22:35:54 The boy was mauled by the dog while he was riding his bike on Antill St, Mayfield, in Newcastle in NSW, at about 6.30pm last night. The dog ran towards him from a nearby property and attacked the boy. He was rushed to John Hunter Hospital with non-life threatening wounds to his face, neck and upper back. Police said the dog retreated to its property and inquiries, that included the local council, were continuing   Read More ...
Turpin family House of Horrors: Teen girl had uploaded secret YouTube videos before escaping
2018-03-06 22:08:44 The teen uploaded multiple videos of herself on the website under a false name giving the world a glimpse into life inside the Perris, California home. Police say the 13 siblings were starved and subjected to horrific abuse inside by their parents David and Louise Turpin. Most of the clips were of the young girl singing her self-penned songs straight to camera but some showed other areas of the filthy home   Read More ...
Worried relative dashes to Cornwall hospital from Australia and arrives 30-hours later to ‘find loved one STILL on a trolley in hospital corridor’
2018-03-06 21:39:20 A WORRIED relative of an NHS patient travelled for 30-hours from Australia to be at their bedside – and found they still had not been treated, it was claimed today. The family member got a call to say their loved one had been checked into A&E at the Royal Cornwall Hospital and immediately rushed home to the UK to see them   Read More ...
‘I’m a young mum. Yes I know who the father is’
2018-03-06 10:08:34 I was six months pregnant at the time with my first baby, and I happened to be 19 years of age. A woman in my class, also pregnant, asked me point-blank if I knew who the father was. After I got over the initial shock of what I’d just heard, I answered her with, “Yeah I do. He’s also my husband   Read More ...
Three day car workers charged after giving toddlers gummy bears laced with melatonin in US
2018-03-06 08:34:33 Des Plaines police in Chicago said that officers were called to Kiddie Junction on Friday last week. Police said the children were given the melatonin “in an effort to calm them down before nap time.” Authorities say parents hadn’t given permission for their children to receive the melatonin. Police contacted parents and no children were sickened. Three workers face charges of endangering the life or health of a child and battery   Read More ...
‘I’ve never felt more broken’: Claire Holt shares emotional miscarriage post
2018-03-06 06:05:59 “I took this photo 10 days ago, as I waited for surgery after my sweet little baby lost its heartbeat,” the emotional post started. “I sent it to my fiance in the waiting room to show him that I was OK. I wasn’t. I’ve never felt more broken in my life. I debated sharing this so soon and I’m still frightened about making such a private struggle public, but I’m doing it anyway because it’s important,” she wrote   Read More ...
Rapist sought by police over assault of teen girl delivered to Toowoomba hotel room by mother
2018-03-06 00:12:32 Peta Butler was 15 years old when her mother took her to a Toowoomba hotel, where she had arranged for a man to rape her. Detective Senior Constable Jodi Bell said it took Ms Butler until 2016 — 12 years later — to work up the courage to approach police, who are still trying to find the man responsible. "Her mum had taken her on a bus ride, on the guise of having a girls night away for her birthday   Read More ...
Mum warns about dangers of Mini Eggs after claiming her daughter choked and died on one
2018-03-05 03:34:45 Taking to a UK website, Mumsadvice.co.uk, the mother wrote: “With Easter coming up I want to warn you all about another deadly choking hazard, one that tragically took away my child,” reports “It has been just short of three years since my precious little girl Sophie passed away she had choked on a mini egg and I was unable to dislodge it, even with back slaps and pushing up and under her ribs, I had done a first aid course only six months prior to this event so all the techniques to help a choking child were still fresh in my mind but it didn’t help   Read More ...
William Tyrrell's mother says foster parents should feel guilty
2018-03-05 00:10:22 The mother of missing toddler William Tyrrell has denied any role in his disappearance, urging her son's kidnapper to "let him come home" more than three years after he vanished. Karlie Tyrrell also said the foster parents looking after her son when he went missing at the age of three had "failed" him and should feel guilty. William Tyrrell vanished as he played in his foster grandmother's front yard on the NSW Mid North Coast the morning of September 12, 2014   Read More ...
Bullied boy tried to commit suicide twice
2018-03-04 23:33:28 Sunshine Coast boy attempted suicide because of bullies, says his family THIS 12-year-old boy was relentlessly bullied about his red hair and freckles. Now his family wants action after he attempted suicide for the second time. A sudden increase in cyber-bullying has triggered the implementation of new laws where students responsible for out-of-school online attacks will be suspended. Under the changes to be introduced by NSW Education Minister Rob Stokes, principals will now have the power to ban students if there is a chance they could be violent towards fellow classmates, teachers or parents   Read More ...
Jacqui Cooper’s biggest battle wasn’t skiing, it was IVF
2018-03-04 13:04:38 Australian fertility specialists Genea have developed a new system that significantly reduces how often an embryo is disturbed during its developing - leading to a much higher number of healthy embryos per IVF attempt. JACQUI Cooper represented Australia in five Olympic Games. But her biggest battle wasn’t on the snow, it was the one that led her to too many waiting rooms, in the struggle to become pregnant   Read More ...
The volunteer bike program that's wheely good for kids
2018-03-04 12:14:07 Such moments make it all worthwhile for Bart Sbeghen, founder of Dr Cranky’s Bikes for Kids, a volunteer-run program that fixes and gives out donated bicycles to primary school students. ‘‘Did you see the look on his face?’’ Mr Sbeghen said. ‘‘He got the balance and his face just lit up.’’ Abdul's father, Abdulwahid Popoola, said the boy had begged him for a bike, but with his wife studying and him not working, they couldn’t afford one   Read More ...
Help create the Chinese Dream, Beijing urges 'sons and daughters' abroad
2018-03-04 00:37:06 Beijing works to rally 'sons and daughters' abroad to help create 'Chinese Dream' A top Chinese leader has called for continued efforts to rally China's "sons and daughters" abroad to work towards President Xi Jinping's "Chinese Dream" of national rejuvenation. Key points: Yu Zhengsheng spoke at the opening of a largely ceremonial political advisory conference Aims to "deepen solidarity… with compatriots in Hong Kong" and further abroad China's attitude toward diaspora a source of growing friction with foreign governments In his comments, Yu Zhengsheng urged non-mainland ethnic Chinese, including those overseas, to work in the country's national interests   Read More ...
Gabrielle threatens MAFS husband Nassar and lays into him over her mistreatment
2018-03-03 12:33:51 THINGS are not well in paradise for Gabrielle and Nassar, as things set to get heated in the next commitment ceremony of this season’s Married At First Sight on Sunday night. Despite a smooth start to their relationship, cracks began showing in Gabrielle and Nassar’s union last week after things didn’t go well for them during homestays and this Sunday the cracks may turn to crevices, if you know what we mean   Read More ...