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Issue 72 | 31 May 2016


Advice for parents

Is my child copying me?

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That cute thing your newborn is doing that you’ve been telling everyone about… Chances are they aren’t copying it from you.
Researchers have recommended “modifying or abandoning” the theory that imitation is an inborn capacity in humans,...
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How skin to skin contact and breastfeeding can reduce afterbirth bleeding

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The ‘love’ hormone released when mum and baby have quality bonding time immediately after birth reduces the incidence of...
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What to do if you think your teen is depressed

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The teen years are often tough - but how do we know when a child’s ups and downs have developed into something much worse?...
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Where to go for mental health support

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There are a range of telephone and web-based counselling services available for young people with mental health challenges in Australia...
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Inspirational quotes from children’s movies


If you focus on what you’ve left behind, you will never be able to see what lies ahead.
Ratatouille (2007)
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It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to your enemies, but a great deal more to stand up to your friends.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001)
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A child without courage is like a night without stars.
Annie (1982)
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Open different doors. You may find a ‘you’ there that you never knew was yours. Anything can happen.
Mary Poppins (1964)
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Of interest this week

Safety Recall for Children’s Panadol 5-12 years suspension 200 mL bottle

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Packing healthier lunchboxes

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Excessive pregnancy weight linked to increase risk of overweight children

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Could recognising patterns be the key to language development?

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What advice and support do Year 12 students need?

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Are anti-bullying strategies working in schools?

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How much booze are parents buying for their kids?

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