Issue 46 | 19 May 2015

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Advice for parents
TV and kids: What really happens when you turn on the TV?
You can’t swing a cat these days without hitting the latest iPad or iPhone. It seems like screens are truly everywhere, but despite all the new technology, the good old TV screen...»
Male circumcision: To snip or not to snip?
Circumcisions have been performed for years, for cultural and other reasons. While most people know what circumcision is, many are vague on the finer details...»
Baby walkers: Helpful or Harmful?
As a parent, you’ve probably heard a lot of conflicting information about baby walkers, leaving you to wonder if they are a good addition to your nursery, or a dangerous one...»

Of interest this week
The danger in using car seats with sleeping infants
Sleep-related deaths are the most common cause of death for infants 1-12 months of age. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that infants sleep on their back...»
Parents invited to take part in free ADHD parenting program
A well-known parenting program will be offered free of charge to parents who have children diagnosed with AD/HD,...»
Early child care experiences play role in kids’ future
Children who use centre-based child care and multiple care arrangements across their early years are better prepared for school,...»
App to help HSC students stress less
A new app that helps HSC students manage stress by teaching them mindfulness meditation techniques has been launched on iTunes and Google Play stores...»
Antidepressant use in pregnancy associated with anxiety symptoms in 3-year-olds
A new study shows the importance of considering the potential long-term effects on child development when addressing....»
Weaker vaccine causing whooping cough surge
Researchers have teamed up to pinpoint the reason behind a surge in whooping cough cases over the past 10 years...»
Lifestyle advice during pregnancy pays off
Australian research shows that the additional cost of providing one-on-one lifestyle advice to overweight and obese women during pregnancy is offset by improved outcomes at birth...»

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Funny quotes about having kids

There is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it.
Chinese Proverb

Having children is like living in a frat house – nobody sleeps, everything’s broken, and there’s a lot of throwing up.
Ray Romano

Ah, babies! They’re more than just adorable little creatures on whom you can blame your farts.
Tina Fey

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