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Issue 107 | 29 August 2018

Hot parenting news

How to make ‘mums groups’ dad-friendly

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Modern parenting groups are perpetuating gender stereotypes that lock out fathers from important support services, an Australian-first study from Deakin University has found....
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How to deal with baby’s food rejection

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Babies starting to eat solids foods go through a learning process and moving from a liquid diet of milk, to purees to lumpy food, can be easy for some...
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Mums with autistic kids twice as likely to be unemployed

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Mothers of school-age children with autism spectrum disorder are twice as likely to be out of work than mothers of children without ASD.  Researchers have been investigating why...
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Late nights = no brekkie and more junk food for Aussie kids

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From toddlers to teens, every parent knows that children can sometimes be fickle eaters. Yet, few would know that a child’s bedtime and how well they sleep at night can also affect how well they...
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Want a water birth? Call the midwife

An Australian study of midwives’ views on water immersion during labour and birth shows almost 90 per cent believe the practice should be offered to all pregnant women...
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Accelerated growth linked to autism

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New research from La Trobe University has shown boys with autism are on average born smaller, but surpass their peers in height and head size between birth and age three...
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Reading to kids

Literacy benefits

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Reading to babies and young children is the first step in helping them learn to read for themselves. Even babies who are too young to speak learn...
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Emotional development

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Being read to is a positive emotional experience for children, and helps them develop healthy ways of expressing their emotions. For parents, that adds up to many more reasons to read to...
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Cognitive and physical benefits

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Being read to also enhances children’s cognitive (brain) development. Here’s how...
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Five tips to make the most of reading to your children

Here are five suggestions that can help make the experience of reading to your children fun, relaxing and educational.
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Support a great cause

Miracle Moon Walk
In Australia, every hour 6 babies are born premature or critically ill.

Since 2005, Miracle Babies Foundation has been passionate in developing and providing vital programs and resources to provide better, healthier outcomes for newborns and their families challenged by prematurity and sickness.

The Miracle Moon Walk is a 10km night walk that aims to bring people together to light up the city and fund the incredible work of Miracle Babies Foundation.

Visit to find out more.

New site design

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The Parenthub team is excited to present a new website design this month.

All the information is right where you left it, in a shiny user-friendly layout.

We hope you like it as much as we do!

Our competitions this month

Win 1 of 5 double movie passes to SMALLFOOT

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Win 1 of 5 copies of “Inside Out Parenting” by Dr Holan Liang

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Win 1 of 3 gorgeous handmade baby shower gifts

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myVMC: Win 1 of 5 copies of “The Doctor’s Diet” by Dr. Sandro Demaio

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Be quick,  the competition closes on Friday! 
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Competition winners

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The winners of the Tommee Tippee’s new Advanced Anti Colic bottles and the winners of the book “Real Food Kids Will Love” have been announced.
Check out if you are one of the lucky winners.

Joke of the month

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One day a little girl was sitting and watching her mother do the dishes at the kitchen sink.

She suddenly noticed that her mother had several strands of white hair sticking out in contrast on her brunette head.

She looked at her mother and inquisitively asked, "Why are some of your hairs white, Mum?"

Her mother replied, "Well, every time that you do something wrong and make me cry or unhappy, one of my hairs turns white."

The little girl thought about this revelation for a while and then said, "Mummy, how come ALL of grandma's hairs are white?"

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