Issue 31 | 10 September 2014

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Expert advice
Sexpert Q/A – Becoming sexually active too young
Our sexpert talks about the best ways to help younger children develop a healthy sexuality »
Baby Feeding (Video)
Dr. Joe discusses the age-old question: should we feed babies on demand or follow a schedule? »

Sexpert Q/A – How do I get my libido back?
Our sexpert explains why women are struggling to get their sex drive back after having a child and how they can change this »

Of interest this week
First study to look at Australians’ use of surrogacy
Research into how Australians use surrogacy shows that most people thinking about it are considering or using overseas compensated arrangements...»
Babies don’t "start from scratch"
There’s now overwhelming evidence that a child’s future health is influenced by more than just their parents’ genetic material,...»
Easing childhood anxiety at hospital
An interactive “storybook” style app is making trips to Gold Coast University Hospital (GCUH) less daunting for children...»
Health Check: how to get pregnant
For couples trying to conceive, the chance of this happening within a year depends on their age. The monthly chance of pregnancy for couples where the woman is...»
Student test anxiety relieved by new research
New research suggests letting kids look at exams before they begin can help reduce anxiety and improve performance....»
False perceptions of body weight put new mums in diabetes danger zone
An alarming number of new mums who develop increased blood sugar levels during pregnancy are placing themselves at... »
Cold kids hot to trot in winter
Children are more active in winter than in spring and summer, a breakthrough Deakin University study has found. The surprise findings contrasts with previous studies... »

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Competition winners
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Quotes from literature

Grown-ups never understand anything by themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them.
"The Little Prince," by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Life will never be the same because there has never been anyone like you...ever in the world.
"On the Night You Were Born," by Nancy Tillman

Good judgment comes from experience, and experience – well, that comes from poor judgment.
A.A. Milne

Only with the heart can one see rightly. What is essential is invisible to the eye.
"The Little Prince," by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

The moment where you doubt you can fly, you cease for ever being able to do it.
"Peter Pan," by J.M. Barrie

It's never too late to have a happy childhood.
"Still Life with Woodpecker," by Tom Robbins

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