Issue 23 | 15 May 2014

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Of interest this week
Win an empowering birth book signed by the author
Win 1 of 3 copies of the book “A Modern Woman’s Guide to a Natural Empowering Birth” – signed by the author Katrina Zaslavski...»
Impact of childhood bullying still evident after 40 years
The negative social, physical and mental health effects of childhood bullying are still evident nearly 40 years later, according to new research...»
Literacy on the move
Singing, balancing, jumping and skipping are all part of a cutting-edge movement program developed by ECU researchers that is helping teach children to read and write...»
Parents spank kids more often than they admit
A new study based on real-time audio recordings of parents practicing corporal punishment discovered that spanking was far more common than parents admit, that...»
Young men can learn to curb their anger and aggressive behaviour
Young men often regard their anger and aggression as something beyond their control yet those participating in an anger management program are able to gain the necessary skills to...»
Caught in a bad romance
A new study reveals that for adolescent girls, having a romantic relationship play out differently than they imagined it would has negative implications for their mental health...»
New insight into SIDS deaths points to lack of oxygen
New Australian research has shed new light onto the possible causes of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), which could help to prevent future loss of children’s lives....»
New study puts fathers under the parenthood microscope
First-time fathers in Tasmania are invited to take part in a new study: “Expectation versus experience: How do Tasmanian men narrate their transition to first-time fatherhood?”...»

Party games
Pass the parcel
A great game for kids that is always a favourite at birthday parties. It is a fun and energetic game that will help your child develop their motor skills and...»
Pin the tail on the donkey
This game has always been a birthday party favourite! It is a great way to teach kids to be patient, to take turns and to enjoy a great game without too much emphasis on who wins...»
Hot potato
Hot potato is an old favourite with kids and a fun game for kids’ parties. Playing this game will also help children develop their motor skills and social abilities...»


Health update
Daily food plan for pregnant and breastfeeding mums »
Gastroenteritis – what it is and what to do about it »
How to treat nits »
All about asthma in kids »

Healthy recipes
Chocolate Raspberry Brownies »
Make your own peanut (cashew and brazil nut) butter »
Chicken parmigiana »

New Riddles

New riddles to solve with your kids (or on your own!)

Q: We see it once in a year, twice in a week, and never in a day. What is it?

Q: What goes up but never comes down?

Q: What starts with the letter “t”, is filled with “t” and ends in “t”?

Q: A traveller comes to a fork in the road which leads to two villages. In one village the people always tell lies, and in the other village the people always tell the truth. The traveller needs to conduct business in the village where everyone tells the truth. A man from one of the villages is standing in the middle of the fork, but there is no indication of which village he is from. The traveller approaches the man and asks him one question. From the villager's answer, he knows which road to follow. What did the traveller ask?

Q: The more of them you take, the more you leave behind. What are they?

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