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Issue 83 | 03 November 2016


Hot topics this week

Helping your child cope with exam period

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Exam time can be stressful for students and for parents as well. But it doesn’t have to be. Dr Joe discusses the importance of staying healthy with sleep, good food choices, exercise and relaxation for teenagers as they prepare for exams...
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Pit and fissure sealants to protect against cavities

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Pit and fissure sealants are used to fill the grooves in children’s teeth which house cavity-causing bacteria. It is impossible to properly clean deep and narrow grooves using a tooth brush....
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All I want for Christmas is a baby … tips for getting pregnant

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If you’re trying to conceive, you’re probably looking for tips on getting pregnant and wondering if there’s anything in particular you should be doing when...
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Strapped for cash? How to access free toys

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Resourceful parents can find free toys to help their children learn through play. Family and friends may be able to help out with toys their kids have outgrown, or you could set up...
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Research protecting children against sexual abuse

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Did you know that 21-42% of women and 10-16% of men have experienced child sexual abuse? Sexual abuse has lasting detrimental effects on victims, their families and society as a whole...
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Learn about children’s rights

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Children and young people have the same general human rights as adults, but they also have specific rights that recognise their special needs as children...
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Colic in babies

Colic - an overview

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Colic is more than just crying. View our hub on colic and learn what it is, how to settle your baby and tips on coping with colic...
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What is colic? Recognising the signs and symptoms

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Could your newborn's crying be colic? Here's how to tell if your baby is colicky and when it isn’t colic and you should take your baby to a doctor...
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What causes colic?

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Find out what causes colic in babies and what does not cause colic. If it isn’t colic what else could be causing the problem?
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What can be done about colic?

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Colic treatments like colic drops and gripe water can harm babies. Find out which colic remedies work and which ones to avoid.
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Strategies for coping with colic

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Babies with colic may cry a lot and new parents often feel anxious. But there are many things parents can do to make coping with baby colic easier.
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Fantastic free teaching and learning resources

Cambridge University’s free maths activities from pre-primary to uni level

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Fun facts about dinosaurs, space and more

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Free primary and secondary interactive educational resources from the BBC

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Pearls of wisdom from Peanuts comics

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Stop worrying about the world ending today. It’s already tomorrow in Australia.
Marcie
 
I don’t have time to worry about who doesn’t like me … I’m too busy loving the people who love me.
Snoopy
 
Learning to ignore things is one of the great paths to inner peace.
Linus

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