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Being in nature is good for learning, here’s how to get kids off screens...

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It takes effort and imagination, but the benefits are many.  from www.shutterstock.com Contrary to the belief we Aussies are a nature-loving outdoor nation, research suggests we’re spending less and less time outdoors. This worrying trend is also...
easter eggs can bring a little ‘normality’ to kids in isolation. but should we ration them or let kids eat how many they like?

Easter eggs can bring a little ‘normality’ to kids in isolation. But should we...

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Image: Shuttlestock This Easter will be especially challenging, with family isolation and many parents under financial strain, or other stressors. So, many parents will be looking to restore some sense of “normality” by welcoming the Easter...

Health Check: what causes constipation?

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When you’re constipated, you have hard or lumpy stools that are difficult to pass. Shutterstock Most people have experienced being blocked up from time to time, whether it’s while travelling, after taking painkillers, or when...
some infant formula milks contain more sugar than soda drinks – new research

Some infant formula milks contain more sugar than soda drinks – new research

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Image: Shutterstock/Lithiumphoto Some formula milks have double the sugar per serving than a glass of soda. That was the key finding of our global investigation into the sugar content of infant formula and follow-on milks. But perhaps...

How to know if your child is addicted to video games and what to...

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When gaming interferes with a person’s daily life, it might become a disorder. Alex Haney   If your child spends long hours playing video games, you might be worried they’re addicted. “Gaming disorder” is real, and...
maintaining successful potty training when travelling

Maintaining Successful Potty Training when Travelling

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Potty training – often not the most favourite part of parenting with the messes, misses, are they ready are they not? Add to that travelling while potty training...now there is the potential for hard...

When’s the best time to get your flu shot?

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What goes up must come down, and that includes the protection the flu vaccine offers against influenza. Irina Bg/Shutterstock When most of us get the flu, we spend three or four days on the couch...

Nearly 30% of kids experience sibling bullying – as either bully or victim

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Bullying among siblings isn’t the same as teasing and occasional sibling spats. from shutterstock.com Australia has invested an extraordinary amount of time and effort into putting in place bullying prevention programs – especially across schools. But...
Why you shouldn’t force the kids to hug Granny at Christmas

Why you shouldn’t force the kids to hug Granny at Christmas

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A high-five might be a less confronting option   for a child. Author provided Granny, who lives interstate and whom the kids haven’t seen since last year, is visiting for Christmas. She loves the kids...

What’s behind the increase in bowel cancer among younger Australians?

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Bowel cancer was the second most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australia in 2017. from shutterstock.com Bowel cancer mostly affects people over the age of 50, but recent evidence suggests it’s on the rise among younger Australians. Our...