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Issue 71 | 17 May 2016


Advice for parents

Does spanking your child cause harm?

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The more children are spanked, the more likely they are to defy their parents and to experience increased anti-social behaviour, aggression, mental health problems and cognitive difficulties, according to a new meta-analysis of 50 years of research on spanking by American experts...
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How to care for a new baby with a cold

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Babies need love and support to help them cope with bothersome and uncomfortable cold symptoms like blocked noses and coughs...
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Teach your child all about healthy eating using the fun Food Balance Game

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This great game designed by eatforhealth.gov.au helps children aged between 4 and 13 years to learn about healthy eating...
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Get your kids moving!

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Great tips and ideas from the Australian Department of Health on encouraging physical activity in children...
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Our competitions this week

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Win 1 of 4 MILO Champions Bands – the new fitness activity tracker designed for kids
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Win 1 of 2 “Busy Mama Heart Boxes” – a beautiful gift box to pamper and uplift busy mums
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myVMC: Win 1 of 2 beautiful designed Bask Picnic Rugs!
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Competition winners
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The winner of the Frilled Lizard Robots have been announced!
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The winner of kids movies prize packs have been announced!
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Funny quotes about being a parent


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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Having one child makes you a parent; having two you are a referee.
David Frost
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You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.
Franklin P. Adams
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When my kids become wild and unruly, I use a nice safe playpen. When they’re finished, I climb out.
Erma Bombeck 
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Of interest this week

New vaccination regulations for parents

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Critical mothers affect the father and baby bond

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Nurturing and supportive mothers improve child’s brain growth

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Are interactive touchscreens improving child development?

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60 per cent of bottle shops sell alcohol to teens without checking ID

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Encouraging players in community sport

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Healthy diet may reduce high blood pressure risk after gestational diabetes

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