School lunchbox ideas from around the world: Stuffed zucchini to steamed idlis
Six parents share their go-to dishes to inspire yours, from Filipino arroz caldo to South African pampoenkoekies
September 10, 2023, 3:54 AM
How to survive the school WhatsApp group: no memes, personal chats or birthday exclusions
We present a few previously unwritten rules for keeping the school class group chat a kind and relatively manageable space
September 08, 2023, 6:02 PM
More logic, fewer threats: How to develop children's healthy habits
Parents should lead by example to instil a positive attitude towards food, exercise, cleaning up and screen time
Home & Garden
September 02, 2023, 1:00 PM
A child-free zone on my flight? I have kids and I’m all for it
Away from the judgmental eyes of child-averse travellers, we’re free to be unruly
September 01, 2023, 6:02 PM
What are the best apps to monitor children's screen time?
The National tests Apple, Google and Microsoft's security features. However, experts say the trick is parenting, not policing
Home & Garden
August 26, 2023, 3:59 AM
Back to school: Five ways to help children beat summer brain drain
Here are some habits to inculcate before the holiday ends
August 19, 2023, 7:06 AM
Top tips on supporting parents with a newborn, from gift-giving to planning your visit
Experts offer advice on how to support loved ones without adding to their stress
Home & Garden
August 10, 2023, 3:59 AM
Islam for children: Toymaker in Dubai launches Lego-style Muslim Blocks
Miniature structures include the Kaaba and Masjid Al Nabawi, with Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in the pipeline
Home & Garden
July 29, 2023, 3:59 AM
Best children's TV for education and fun, including Bluey, StoryBots and Brainchild
These calming and informative series will help to keep toddlers and tweens informed and entertained
July 16, 2023, 3:59 AM
How to make travelling with children feel like a real holiday
When it comes to a trip with little ones, R&R often goes out of the window. Here are some tips for parents to enjoy their break
July 12, 2023, 4:02 AM
Top 12 cheap and easy activities to do at home this summer
From scavenger hunts and wall murals to recreating your own version of reality TV shows, there's no need to spend a fortune
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July 03, 2023, 7:01 AM
Naomi Campbell, Al Pacino and other stars who embraced parenthood later in life
Charlie Chaplin was 73, Janet Jackson was 50, Rupert Murdoch was 72 and Ernest Lehman was 86 when they became parents again
Pop Culture
June 30, 2023, 8:16 AM
I flew 15 hours for a five-second ceremony: a father's reflections on graduation day
My daughter walks to the stage. Short, measured, graceful steps, not a hint of being overawed. Or so it seems to me...
June 16, 2023, 6:02 PM
Seven summer camps in Dubai, from indoor sports to nature-inspired
Help children learn and have fun over the school break with arts, adventure and academia
June 15, 2023, 6:59 AM
How to help children with ADHD, autism and dyslexia learn better
Neurodiverse children process the world differently, but can thrive with the right support
May 23, 2023, 4:03 AM
For the love of books: How to motivate reluctant young readers
Introducing stories to children slowly, picking topics they're interested in and creating a cosy reading corner may help turn the page on boredom
Home & Garden
May 07, 2023, 4:03 AM
Tiger mums and lawnmower dads — what type of parent are you?
From the relaxed to the pushy, protective to the no-nonsense, psychologists in the UAE outline the pros and lows of each
Home & Garden
March 30, 2023, 7:00 AM
Spring break: Affordable ways to keep children busy with wildlife, picnics and days out
Build an at-home escape room, teach little ones the 'clean up the house' game or use homemade bubble foam for guaranteed smiles
Home & Garden
March 28, 2023, 7:00 AM
How far do TikTok’s new parental controls go?
The social media app has added three new options to its Family Pairing function, but the responsibility still lies with parents to monitor
Home & Garden
March 02, 2023, 12:25 PM
How parents should handle adult siblings falling out, like princes William and Harry
While parents of youngsters can often cajole them into making up after a fight, getting grown-ups to come together following an argument can be much more difficult
February 25, 2023, 4:05 AM