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Issue 67 | 22 March 2016


Advice for parents

Expert advice on how to discipline children

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Parenting is hard, and anyone that tells you different either hasn’t been a parent, or isn’t telling you the whole story. Sometimes, even the most centred and calm parent can find their children’s behaviour challenging. It is hard to know how to react appropriately to a frustrating behaviour, and how to rein it in in a way that will maintain your child’s connection with you, and motivate better behaviour next time...
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Easter is around the corner!

Making Easter for children a positive celebration filled with love

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There’s more to Easter than chocolate eggs. Easter is traditionally a celebration of life and love...
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Easter egg hunt alternatives

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These great Easter games without unhealthy chocolate eggs are great fun for the kids (and the parents)!
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Free Easter educational worksheets on counting, matching and patterns for 4-6 year olds

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These Easter educational worksheets are fun and provide opportunities for developing math skills, fine motor skills and literacy...
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Make your own healthy chocolate Easter eggs

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Chocolate truffles are the perfect Easter recipe. With cocoa and dates for natural sweetness they’re rich and delicious, but low in cholesterol and suitable for...
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Caffeine in chocolate: how it can affect your child’s behaviour

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The behavioural effects of too much caffeine include anxiety, irritability, restlessness and excitement. While caffeine can increase alertness...
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Our competitions this week

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Win 1 of 10 copies of “Mindfulness for Mothers” - a book of wisdom and mindfulness exercises for mothers of young children.
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Competition winners

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The winner of the expert guidebook on fussy eating “SENSE-ational Mealtimes” has been announced!
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Inspirational quotes from Dr. Seuss


Why fit in when you were born to stand out?
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Only you can control your future.
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Today is your day, your mountain is waiting. So get on your way. 
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Of interest this week

Too much salt leading to risk of overweight and obese children

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Home education in Australia is on the rise but how to test its success?

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New study shows how affectionate mothering can combat the effects of maternal depression

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Bullied, missing school and hungry – reality of many Aussie kids

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Loss of sleep during adolescence may be a diabetes danger

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Devastating impacts of fetal alcohol syndrome

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New goal-setting app promotes help-seeking from teen perspective

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