Posts by Kylie Matthews

Does autism belong in the mainstream classroom?

THERE’S been a significant increase in children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) attending mainstream Australian schools over the last...

‘Why I’m raising my kids to be gender neutral’

Mother breaks free of traditional gender stereotypes and adopts a “gender neutral” approach to parenting. First published at news.com.au on August 14, 2016. A...

One woman’s terrifying story of being the victim of drink spiking

TRIGGER WARNING: This story contains description of sexual assault, which may cause distress to some readers. First published at news.com.au...

THE UNCONDITIONAL LOVE OF A FOSTER PARENT: ONE MUM’S REMARKABLE STORY

Bree is a foster mum who can’t have children of her own. This is her story of the love and...

Why we should all ‘Give a Gonski’

The Gonski reforms are making a a real difference the lives, education and prospects of Aussie kids. It’s fair, it’s...

HOW TO GIVE YOUR CHILD MORE ‘MEMORIES’ AND LESS ‘STUFF’

The latest toys and gadgets might be the easier options when it comes to giving gifts, but nothing beats the...

5 TARGETS FOR THE MIND AND BODY THIS NEW YEAR

Forget vague resolutions and instead set a wellness goal for 2016. Here are five great targets for mind and body,...

PODCAST: Graeme Base – the creative brain behind ‘Animalia’

If you’re anything like us, you’ve probably read ‘Animalia’ countless times to your children. Now it’s time to get inside...

Meet Gracie: The adorable face of the NDIS whose life is about to change

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is to be rolled-out in NSW and Victoria over the next two years. And...

Emily Bitto, winner of the 2015 Stella Prize

The 2015 Southern Highlands Writers’ Festival will host the recent winner of the Stella Prize, Emily Bitto. KYLIE MATTHEWS asks...