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Issue 68 | 21 April 2016


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Expert advice on how to discipline children

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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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Bye Bye dummy! Top tips on how to wean baby off dummy

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There is no right age to wean a baby from a dummy – every parent needs to make that decision for themselves and their children. However...
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Homemade nut butter

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This easy recipe for homemade nut butter with almonds and cashew nuts is a great way to include nuts in your baby’s diet...
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Our competitions this week

Win a super cute kids movie!

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Win 1 of 5 copies of “Norm of the North” on Blu-Ray
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Win a cookbook on myVMC

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Win 1 of 5 copies of “The Alternative Kitchen: A beginners guide to cooking without dairy, soy, gluten, egg or meat.”
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Competition winners

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The winners of the book “Mindfulness for Mothers” by Rebecca Ryan have been announced!
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3 really useful links from around the web

When to immunise – latest Australian immunisation schedule

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Get the latest National Immunisation Program Schedule
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How do the schools in your area compare?

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How is your school performing, compared to schools with similar students?
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The Australian school curriculum

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Find out what your kids should be taught and achieve, as they progress through school. 
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Of interest this week

Little wee dribbles and involuntary farts – could I have incontinence?

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Movement should be integrated into classroom learning for best outcomes

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Flu vaccine: 2016 seasonal influenza vaccines for use in children

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How to avoid bringing up fussy eaters

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How much sugar is in your child’s fruit drink?

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Reduce miscarriage risks: cut the caffeine and take multivitamins

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Have a laugh!

Riddles to solve with your kids (or on your own!)


What is bigger when new and grows smaller with use?
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What call for help, when written in capital letters, is the same forwards, backwards and upside down?
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What word becomes a palindrome (word that reads the same backwards and forwards) when viewed upside down and backwards?
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What runs around a house but doesn’t move?
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