When a child's Christmas Furby turns nasty, where do you send it for rehab?

IT was a Christmas delight turned nightmare. Our daughter adored the cute, cuddly robotic toy-come-pet Furby. It was cheeky. Adorable. A little demanding. So why ... Full story

Identical triplets born in California are one in a million

DOCTORS at a Northern California hospital say a couple has given birth to a rare set of naturally conceived identical triplets. The Sacramento Bee reports ... Full story

Adorable toddler fascinated by icy puddle – video

Toddlers are pretty inquisitive – and this youngster certainly seems to be taken by a puddle of water that’s iced over. The young Russian demonstrates that ... Full story

Britain to pay mothers as much as $340 to breastfeed their children

NEW mothers in two areas of Britain are to be paid to breastfeed their babiesunder a trial scheme aimed at boosting the practice in poor ... Full story

A boy or a girl? Now there's a third option

GERMANY has become the first European country to allow babies born with characteristics of both sexes to be registered as neither male nor female. Under ... Full story

1 in 4 parents think their kids see them as 'very uncool'

Thanks to these darn kids with their textings and their Mileys and their hula hoops, one in four parents believe their kids see them as ... Full story

Egocentric parents naming kids Greatness, King

MANY parents think their children are God's gift to the planet, but an increasing number are making sure the world knows it, choosing names that ... Full story

Holy smokes! Is BatDad the coolest father ever?

In a few years when his children hit their teens he’ll probably be made redundant, but for now this BatDad’s job as their superhero is ... Full story

Girl told: 'I'm not your real mom'

A CHINESE woman lied to her daughter for more than a decade, telling her she wasn't her real mother in an effort to make her ... Full story

Pole dancing for children. It's a thing

ALEXIS Biggs shimmies up the pole before contorting her tanned limbs into position. With one leg bent in front of her, she points the other ... Full story

Canadian parents help girl Wrenna Kauffman, 11, become boy, Wren

SINCE the age of three Wren Kauffman, who was born a girl, has asked his parents when he would get to be a boy. Now ... Full story

Best parenting news ever: TV makes kids smarter

Parents, you can stop lying about how much time your kids spend veging out in front of the boob tube – it turns out that watching TV ... Full story

Parents' fury after Disney gives Brave heroine Merida 'Victoria's Secret hairdo' and Barbie waist in 'sexy' princess makeover

Merida, the feisty Disney princess with a frizzy mop of red hair and a knack for archery, was a welcome role model for little girls ... Full story