Issue 9 | 15 May 2013           Follow us on:

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Educational resources like flash cards are ridiculously expensive and I’m always disappointed with them. So we’ve made some multilingual number flash cards and games (listing all the educational outcomes) for free! Tell us what you think! More to come in future newsletters.

Check out our new kids party games section which gives alternatives to method for younger and older kids and tips for prizes. I’m a big fan of sleeping lions when I want 5 minutes to myself – use this one often to introduce some quiet time into your day! Bliss!

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News this month

Newborn and baby news

New recommendations in bedsharing debate
Australian researchers are urging health organisations to reconsider their attitudes to mothers and babies bedsharing. They say warnings against bedsharing were not well supported by evidence....»
Why do babies calm down when they are carried?
Parents know that crying babies usually calm down when they are picked up and carried, but why is that? A new study shows that human babies and mouse pups alike automatically...»
Be alert to blind cord strangulation risk
Window blind cords pose a particular risk of accidental strangulation for young children, doctors have warned. Children between the ages of 16 and 36 months seem...»

Kids’ news

Magnesium as important for kid’s bones as calcium!
Parents are advised to make sure their children drink milk and eat other calcium-rich foods to build strong bones. Soon, they also may be urged to...»
Kids will choose to eat more fruit if it’s easy
Most people believe that children avoid fruit because of the taste and allure of alternative packaged snacks. Researchers now decided to get to the bottom of why children...»

Teen news

Why do teens take risks? Research proves it’s to look cool to their friends
Teenagers are risk-takers — they’re more likely than children or adults to experiment with illicit substances, have unprotected sex, and drive recklessly...»
If they’re used to violent video games, teens don’t react to the violence
High versus low experience of violent gaming seems to be related to different physiological, emotional and sleep related processes after exposure to violent video games...»

Pregnancy news

Get enough iodine in pregnancy or it could lower your child’s IQ
Children who did not receive enough iodine in the womb performed worse on literacy tests as 9-year-olds than their peers, according to a recent study...»
Take part in uni’s online clinical trial - $50 Woolworths/Big W vouchers for grabs
Researchers are asking new mums to reflect on their pregnancy and post-birth experience to help researchers design a healthy lifestyle program for other mothers-to-be...»

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New! Kids party games

Need ideas for your kid's birthday party? Check out our new kids party games section!

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Parenting Thoughts

A baby’s an inestimable blessing and bother.
- Mark Twain

Through the blur, I wondered if I was alone or if other parents felt the same way I did – that everything involving our children was painful in some way. The emotions, whether they were joy, sorrow, love or pride, were so deep and sharp that in the end they left you raw, exposed and yes, in pain. The human heart was not designed to beat outside the human body and yet, each child represented just that – a parent’s heart bared, beating forever outside its chest.
- Debra Ginsberg

You can’t scare me. I have children!
- Garfield

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

If I had my had my child to raise over again
I’d build self-esteem first and the house later
I’d finger paint more and point the finger less
I would do less correcting and more connecting
I’d take my eyes off my watch and watch with my eyes
I would care to know less and know to care more
I’d take more hikes and fly more kites
I’d stop playing serious and seriously play
I would run through more fields and gaze at more stars
I’d do more hugging and less tugging
I’d see the oak tree in the acorn more often
I would be firm less often and affirm much more
I’d model less about the love of power
And more about the power of love
- Diane Loomans

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