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Issue 95 | 20 September 2017


Latest parenting news

Why do teens take risks?

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A popular theory in recent neuroscience proposes that slow development of the prefrontal cortex explains teenagers’ seemingly impulsive and risky behaviour. But an extensive literature review challenges that interpretation...
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Smacking in infancy affects child behaviour a decade later

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Researcher have found that physical discipline experienced during infancy can negatively impact temperament and behaviour among children in the fifth grade and into their teenage years...
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How parents talk to babies

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The way you speak to your baby can tell a very specific story. Through the subconscious mechanism of babytalk, a parent’s voice can offer encouragement, discipline or comfort, and according to...
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Should school have later start times for teens?

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The early morning starts of most high schools work against teens’ natural sleep patterns. Experts say change is needed. Leading paediatrics and sleep associations agree: teens shouldn’t...
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Artificial womb raises hope for premature babies

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An artificial womb has been successfully used to incubate healthy baby lambs for a period of one week, and researchers hope the technology will one day be able to do the same for extremely...
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How skipping breakfast affects kids’ overall nutrition intake

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A study by researchers at King’s College London has found that children who skip breakfast regularly may not be consuming the daily amounts of key nutrients for growth and development...
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Hot topics this week

Connecting with your teenager

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As children become teenagers, their attitudes, behaviours and needs change. Often parents find it harder to connect with their children in the adolescent years...
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How to stay focussed when driving with kids

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Kids are unpredictable, which means driving safely with children can be challenging, and requires preparation. It’s impossible to predict when a child will do something that distracts you...
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Mobile phone use in kids

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Dr Joe discusses important considerations for parents of children and teenagers who want to, or who already use mobile telephones...
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Weight gain in pregnancy- How much is healthy?

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If you’re pregnant or trying to conceive, you should be expecting to gain a bit of extra weight in the months of your pregnancy. Weight gain during pregnancy is normal and healthy...
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Kids activities

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Common objects cutting and sorting activity
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Pin the tail on the donkey
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Song for teaching days of the week and months of the year
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Salt Dough Gifts and Ornaments


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Joke of the month

The new family in the neighbourhood overslept and their six-year-old daughter missed her school bus.
 
The father, though late for work himself, had to drive her. Since he did not know the way, he said that she would have to direct him to the school.
 
They rode several blocks before she told him to turn the first time, several more before she indicated another turn. This went on for 20 minutes – but when they finally reached the school, it proved to be only a short distance from their home.
 
The father, much annoyed, asked his daughter why she’d led him around in such a circle.
 
The child explained, “That’s the way the school bus goes, Daddy. It’s the only way I know.”

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