Issue 47 | 03 June 2015

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Advice for parents
All about sexting
Sexting is a new term which has received considerable attention in the Australian media recently. So what is sexting, how common is it amongst Australian teens and why do they do it? »
Sexting, teenagers and the Australian law
Sexting is often just a bit of fun in the eyes of Australian teenagers, but in the eyes of most State and Federal laws, it can be a serious criminal offence. So which laws apply and how might they affect children who...»
Mobile phone use in kids
Dr Joe discusses important considerations for parents of children and teenagers who want to, or who already use mobile telephones...»

Of interest this week
Why breastfed babies are so smart
Loads of studies over the years have shown that children who were breastfed score higher on IQ tests and perform better in school, but the reason why remained unclear...»
Nit-picking parents ‘putting kids off sport’
Flinders University research has found that many parents are unwittingly driving their children to quit sport because of intense, post-match grillings...»
Children encouraged to be fearless, not anxious
University of Queensland researchers are seeking families of anxious children to participate in a ground-breaking intervention called Fear-less...»
Latest update on medicines supplied without child-resistant caps
Consumers and health professionals are advised that a further product has been affected by the below issue...»
Teenagers: They’re not that bad, apparently
The image of the rebellious teen might be more myth than reality, according to researchers...»
First screening test for common pregnancy complications
University of Adelaide reproductive experts have developed the world’s first screening test which can predict a woman’s risk of developing common pregnancy complications...»
Why quality childcare is important for low-income children
High-quality childcare can help close developmental gaps in children from low socio-economic backgrounds, according to new research from the University of Adelaide...»

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Inspirational quotes for new parents

You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.
Franklin P. Jones

Babies are always more trouble than you thought – and more wonderful.
Charles Osgood

You have a lifetime to work, but children are only young once.
Polish Proverb

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