Immunisation in childhood



Published by Raising Children Australia  Immunisation, often called vaccination, helps to protect your child from infectious diseases. It’s one of the best ways of improving your child’s health and wellbeing and stopping diseases from spreading in your community. Why immunisation …
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5 Tips to Connect to your Child



There isn’t a parent I know that doesn’t start to count down the days leading to school holidays. As parents we are full of plans and love the change of routine that school holidays bring. Whether it be no more …
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Baby Strollers Reviewed in Australia



Popular strollers with high user-ratings on ProductReview are found to be unsafe in Choice tests February 13 | John RolfeCost of Living Editor| Courier Mail – News Corp EXCLUSIVE Parents using Australia’s No.1 user-ratings website to advise them on purchasing a …
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How to Help Kids with Homework



  Parents the world over are so familiar the afternoon homework sigh! Now, that can be both kids and parents sighing… it can certainly be a drama or just part of the routine. So how can you as a parent …
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Parents who do their children’s homework are giving lessons in cheating



Rachel Browne | Social Affairs Reporter | SMH It hasn’t been a good week for academic honesty. First, it was the future doctors from the University of Sydney’s medical school who were sprung fudging the results of an assignment. Then it was high school …
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Smacking Debate



There’s been some recent debate about smacking as a form of discipline. I was smacked (gently) as a child and have not yet decided what to do with my one and three year olds when they’re older. What are your …
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QLD prep eligibility entry age changes



Kim Stephens – Brisbane Times – 14/01/15 As many as 5000 Queensland four-year-olds could potentially bypass kindergarten and enrol in prep this year, after an abrupt change to prep and kindergarten eligibility requirements. The Department of Education, Training and Employment announced …
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The pre-handwriting skills your preschooler needs



This article was written for Kidspot by Nicole Madigan with additional information from Babysmiles – Nicole Pierotti  One of the first things our children learn at school is how to write, but there’s no need to wait till they start school …
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Books to read for new mum?



My first baby is due in a month. I’ve never so much held a baby let alone fed, bathed and settled one. I’m overwhelmed at the thought of it all. What is your advice to a soon to be mum …
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Q&A Best Age to drop the Dummy



What is the best age to dump the dummy? My three month old relies on it and I’m wondering when is the best age to get rid of it without too much pain for bub? I don’t want to see …
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