Issue 51 | 28 July 2015

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Advice for parents
10 tips for choosing parenting books
The best book on parenting and raising children will be different for every parent, but the steps you need to take to determine which one is right for you are the same. The following tips will help you...»
Dr Joe explains baby sleep patterns
Dr. Joe talks about babies' sleeping patterns and how you can influence and monitor their sleep pattern by the things you do as a parent...»
Sexting: A guide for parents
Sexting is a risky business and you should help your teenager to understand and avoid the risk of sending sexually explicit images via SMS chat or social media. Find out how..»
Weight gain in pregnancy - How much is healthy?
A healthy weight woman should gain 11.5-16kg during pregnancy. However if you’re underweight you’ll need to try and gain a few extra kilograms, while if you’re overweight or obese...»

Of interest this week
Recall on Chemmart and Pharmacy Choice Children’s Ibuprofen and Paracetamol
Consumers and health professionals are advised that Symbion, in consultation with the TGA, is recalling six batches of ibuprofen and paracetamol products after it was identified that...»
Does baby snore like dad?
Babies who snore are widely under diagnosed according to Australian researchers investigating less costly and more effective methods of identifying sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome (SAHS) in infants...»
Australia left for dust on early childhood education
A new McKell Institute report shows Australia is being left behind by other developed nations that treat childcare as a vital early childhood education opportunity for all, and not simply...»
Food allergy study needs parents of young children
University of Southern Queensland (USQ) researchers are inviting parents of children under two years of age to participate in a study on food allergies...»
Early pregnancy weight control through healthy eating may prevent gestational diabetes
The purpose of a new study was to look at possible ways to reduce the incidence of gestational diabetes, one of the fastest growing problems seen in pregnant women today...»
Health information causing new mums anxiety
Pregnancy and motherhood are both wonderful and worrisome times – could public health campaigns and social stereotypes be contributing to anxiety for mothers?...»
IVF invention bringing new hope to families
Women who have been struggling to start a family for years are finally getting pregnant thanks to a world first in vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment, developed by...»

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Inspirational quotes


Inspirational quotes from famous children’s books

A person’s a person, no matter how small.
Dr. Seuss, Horton Hears a Who

If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.
Roald Dahl, The Twits

The true courage is in facing danger when you are afraid.
Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

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