Issue 53 | 25 August 2015

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Advice for parents
Depression in teenagers: The warning signs and tips for parents
The teen years are tough, emotions are raw and behaviours are unpredictable. How do we know when a child’s ups and downs have developed into something much worse? »
Pregnancy: Exercises to do and avoid
So you’re a hot mamma and you want to stay that way throughout your pregnancy. Exercise is a great way to maintain your health and fitness for you and your baby. Talking to your doctor...»
Caffeine’s effect on kids
Making sure kids eat a healthy diet can be tricky these days, and it’s not made any easier by the manufacturing of foods and beverages with harmful hidden ingredients. Caffeine, a stimulant drug, is one ingredient that can be harmful...»
Famous fathers speak on the joys of parenthood
It's Father's Day soon! Brad Pitt, Stevie Wonder, Bill Cosby, David Beckham and other famous fathers speak on the importance of mothers and the general joys of parenting...»

Latest parenting news
Improving mental health of new mothers
The University of Western Australia is currently seeking healthy 1st time mothers, who are between 30-38 weeks pregnant, to complete a series of online surveys...»
Changes to energy drink laws needed
The advertising and selling of energy drinks needs to be restricted to people over the age of 18 in order to curb the beverages’ potential long-term health impacts on younger consumers...»
Confidence keeps new parents strong
Just months after her daughter Jayne was born, Amelia was a sleep-deprived zombie and spiralled into postnatal depression. It’s a familiar story for many new parents. Without support...»
Autism and ADHD run high in children of chemically intolerant mothers
People who are chemically intolerant often have serious reactions to common chemicals and some become too sick...»
Mum’s weight during first pregnancy may impact second child
A woman’s weight during her first pregnancy can affect how her second baby fares, new research finds...»
Making vaccination truly compulsory is well intentioned but ill conceived
Making mandatory vaccination truly compulsory may result in more harm than good, and drive hesitant parents to become anti-vaccination,...»
Drinking at conception boosts diabetes risk for baby
Babies conceived by women who drink alcohol around the time of conception face dramatically increased risks of type 2 diabetes and obesity in early middle age,...»

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Interesting parenting quotes

By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right, he usually has a son who thinks he's wrong.
Charles Wadsworth

Worry is like a rocking chair: it gives you something to do, but doesn't get you anywhere.
Erma Bombeck

The day a child realizes that all adults are imperfect, he becomes an adolescent; the day he forgives them, he becomes an adult; the day he forgives himself, he becomes wise.
Alden Nowlan

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