Issue 6 | 21 Feb 2013            Follow us on:

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The excitement and madness of the Christmas silly season may already seem like years ago. If your family is already finding the daily routine of cleaning, work and school tiresome, try making some little changes to make a big difference to how you all feel.

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News this month

Newborn and baby news

You can see signs of autism in babies as young as 6 months old
Researchers are able to detect deficits in social attention in infants as young as six months of age who later develop Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Published in...»
Keeping some old fashioned parenting techniques
New research links certain early, nurturing parenting practices to specific, healthy emotional outcomes in adulthood, and has many experts rethinking some of our modern, cultural child-rearing “norms”...»

Fertility and preconception news

Getting pregnant after gastric banding
Obesity increases the risk of obstetric complications, however, pregnancy after bariatric surgery is safer than pregnancy in morbidly obese women, states a new review....»
The idiot box is also bad for sperm
Healthy young men who watch TV for more than 20 hours a week have almost half the sperm count of men who watch very little TV, indicates a study published online...»

Parents’ news

Situations where psychologists will breach confidentiality of their teen patients
Although current guidelines regarding confidentiality within psychological practice are internationally consistent, many Australian psychologists still disagree on....»
Free online allergy first aid training
The Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) has developed ASCIA anaphylaxis training for first aid (community) in response to the recognised need for...»
Giving CPR for longer could save you or your children
Two new studies showing that extending CPR longer than previously thought useful saves lives in both children and adults...»

Kids’ news

How to spot, prevent and treat head lice
If you or your child have head lice, the very thought can be emotionally disturbing. The good news is that you cannot get any diseases from the bugs, and you can get rid of lice with proper treatment....»
How to protect your child from sexual violence in social media
Technology such as social networking and mobile phones is part and parcel of young people’s lives, and can provide a range of opportunities for sexual violence, according to...»

Pregnancy news

Why getting the flu shot in pregnancy is the safer option
If you’re pregnant, a flu shot is your best protection against serious illnesses caused by the flu. The flu is more likely to cause severe illness in pregnant women than in women who are not pregnant...»
Physical activity in the workplace with a growing baby bump
A new pregnancy guideline on the management of physical activity in the workplace has been published by the Health and Work Development Unit. The new concise guideline is aimed at...»

Teen news

1/3rd of teen girls meet with people they found on the internet
A new study highlights the risk that female teenagers face when they go online – a risk heightened for teen girls who have been victims of abuse or neglect....»
How common smoking, alcohol and cannabis use is in Aus teens
Around one in 10 young teens with mental health issues also drinks alcohol, smokes cigarettes, and uses cannabis on a weekly basis, indicates Australian research published in the online...»
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Songs of the month

Educational songs

Get your kids moving with these songs!

Hokey Pokey
For toddlers and kids...»

Zoom Zoom Zoom
For babies to preschoolers...»
Roly Poly
For babies to toddlers...»

Recipes of the month

Start your day with something more nourishing and tasty than cereal!

Perfect scrambled eggs
Great for little ones and for the whole family...»
Chocolate mango smoothie
A sweet and yummy smoothie, perfect for kids and adults alike...»

Parenting Thoughts

Perfect love sometimes does not come until the first grandchild.
- Welsh Proverb

We may not be able to prepare the future for our children, but we can at least prepare our children for the future.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

If you want your children to turn out well, spend twice as much time with them and half as much money.
- Abigail Van Buren

What Did I Do Today?

Today I left some dishes dirty,
The bed got made around 3:30.
The diapers soaked a little longer,
The odour grew a little stronger.
The crumbs I spilled the day before,
Are staring at me from the floor.
The fingerprints there on the wall,
Will likely be there still next fall.
The dirty streaks on those window panes,
Will still be there next time it rains.
Shame on you, you sit and say,
Just what did you do today?
I nursed a baby till he slept,
I held a toddler while she wept.
I played a game of hide and seek,
I squeezed a toy so it would squeak.
I pulled a wagon, sang a song,
Taught a child right from wrong.
What did I do this whole day through?
Not much that shows, I guess that’s true.
Unless you think that what I’ve done,
Might be important to someone,
With bright brown eyes and soft brown hair,
If that is true…I’ve done my share.
- Author Unknown

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