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Issue 101 | 08 March 2018


Hot parenting news

More children are starting school depressed and anxious

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Starting school for the first time can be stressful. Children are suddenly thrown into a foreign environment, juggling the pressure of learning new academic skills and establishing relationships with peers. Some thrive, but others may need support through this transition...
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PEACE Pack halves bullying at Adelaide school

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A Flinders University program to reduce bullying in the schoolyard and promote wellbeing among children has halved the incidents of bullying at...
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Silence around stillbirth a major issue for bereaved parents

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New research has uncovered the biggest obstacle facing bereaved parents after losing a child at birth – the silent treatment and stigma surrounding stillbirth...
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Vaccine preventable deaths a reminder to parents

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Parents are reminded to talk with their doctor to ensure children are fully vaccinated following a review of vaccine-preventable deaths in NSW over the past decade...
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Aussie babies trump their peers at word learning

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New research has found that Australian babies fare better than babies of other English speaking countries at word learning...
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Why teens need up to 10 hours’ sleep

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Technology, other distractions and staying up late make is difficult, but researchers say teenagers need to make time for 8-10 hours of sleep a night to optimise their performance...
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‘Baby brain’ a scientific reality

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New research shows “baby brain” does exist, but scientists say more research is needed to determine its effect on expecting mothers...
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Parent resources

Easter themed math worksheets and crafts

Easter holidays are a fantastic opportunity for educational fun. These Easter kids’ activities, crafts and games will provide hours of educational fun for kids.
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ABC launches ABC KIDS Listen

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The ABC is excited to announce the launch of ABC KIDS listen, a dedicated kids digital radio station and app for preschoolers and their families...
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Fever in children – what to do

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When should a child with a fever see a doctor? How do I treat a fever at home? Answer these questions and more with this infographic about fever in children...
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Source a specialised continence clinic

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Need help finding continence advice? Here is a list of Continence Nurse Advisors for each state, listed alphabetically....
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Joke of the month

Little Bobbie, while at a neighbour’s, was given a piece of bread and butter, and politely said “Thank you.”
 
“That’s right, Bobbie,” said the lady. “I like to hear little boys say ‘thank you’.”
 
“Well,” rejoined Bobbie. “If you want to hear me say it again you might put some jam on it.”


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The winners of the Smiggle Back to School prize packs, the winners of the Milestone Baby Backdrops by Baby Made and the winners of the DVDs “THUNDERBIRDS ARE GO: S2 V2” have been announced.
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Fine motor skills in kids and how to develop them

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Laws governing car seats in Australia

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