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Issue 59 | 17 November 2015

Focusing on World Prematurity Day (Nov 17)

The benefits of kangaroo care for premature babies

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Today is World Prematurity Day! So we are helping raise awareness about prematurity and the concerns of preterm babies and their families worldwide. In this article we discuss the benefits of kangaroo care for premature babies. Kangaroo care is skin to skin contact which can help a preterm baby to breath, establish breastfeeding and support brain development...
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Advice for parents

Dealing with online and offline bullying

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Bullying is a very personal and difficult situation to go through for any individual, especially children. Because of the potential long term effects...
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Postnatal depression: Renee’s battle with the blues

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Coping with all the responsibilities that come with a newborn can really take its toll. We spoke to Renee, a new mum who has had first-hand experience with postnatal depression...
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Inducing labour naturally

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There are a number of alternative techniques that have been used traditionally and may be recommended for inducing labour...
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Our competitions this week

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Win 1 of 5 My Laptops from the VTech electronic learning toy range
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Win 1 of 6 vouchers for Plum children’s swimwear
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myVMC: Win 1 of 10 copies of “Lola Berry’s little book of smoothies and juices”
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Competition winners

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The winners of the 5 Beados™ Gem Designer Studios  have been announced.
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Funny quotes


You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.
Franklin P. Adams
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Having one child makes you a parent; having two you are a referee.
David Frost
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The quickest way for a parent to get a child’s attention is to sit down and look comfortable.
Lane Olinghouse
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Of interest this week

Parents warned to get kids to bed early

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Teaching parents how to parent

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Light exposure linked to weight gain in children

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‘Bonding’ hormone benefits children with autism

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Short, intense exercise bursts can reduce heart risk to teens

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Poor infant sleep may predict problematic toddler behaviour

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Call for calm during high-schoolers’ high-stakes testing debate

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