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Issue 76 | 26 July 2016


Latest parenting news

A serious new trend in Aussie teens: drunkorexia

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Studies have shown drunkorexia to be a prevalent and dangerous trend among young people in the US but the first empirical study with Australian girls shows the problem is actually more severe in Australia with nearly 60% of female university students sampled admitting to regular drunkorexia behaviour...
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Factors affecting late speaking in toddlers

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Do genes matter? Does starting late produce onward disadvantage? Do early starters rocket off the chart? And, what do these findings tell us about...
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Education program dramatically reduces epidural and c-section use during childbirth

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Research shows antenatal education classes focusing on pain relief techniques dramatically reduce the rate of medical interventions during childbirth, such as...
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How boys have a higher risk of life-threatening issues at birth than girls

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New research has confirmed that boy babies are much more likely to experience potentially life-threatening outcomes at birth than girls...
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Ask the expert

Dr Joe: Losing your baby weight

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Dr Joe talks about how to get your old body back after childbirth.
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Video: How to care for your newborn baby’s nails

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One of the questions that parents often ask is what do I do for my baby’s nails?
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Video: Dr Howard Chilton – baby on schedule or baby-led schedule?

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Neonatologist Dr Howard Chilton talks about infant health, answering lots of commonly asked questions...
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Powerful quotes


We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today. 
Stacia Tauscher
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Children are one third of our population and all of our future.
Select Panel for the Promotion of Child Health, 1981
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Children make your life important.
Erma Bombeck
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A three year old child is a being who gets almost as much fun out of a fifty-six dollar set of swings as it does out of finding a small green worm. 
Bill Vaughan
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As the father of two young girls, I have come to the realization that they are just as messy as boys but the dirt that they create around the house is comprised of at least 50% glitter. 
Andrew K. Keller
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Any kid will run any errand for you if you ask at bedtime. 
Red Skelton
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The only thing worth stealing is a kiss from a sleeping child.  
Joe Houldsworth
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Healthy family desserts

Chocolate bean cake (you can’t taste the beans!)

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Strawberry icy poles

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Vanilla soft serve (made from banana – it tastes like real ice cream!)

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Chocolate balls

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