parenting

11 ways to raise eco-conscious children

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Snapping selfies and updating statuses are trends especially noticeable these days. We constantly see children and teens posing, making faces into their devices. With the increase in social media over the last decade, our sons and daughters often desire to carve out a beautiful digital footprint, focusing only on themselves…

The importance of learning through play

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We all know the importance of learning through play. But how do you spark your child’s interest and imagination? We invited founder and director of Kids First Children’s Services, Sonja Walker, to talk to us about play, picking the right toys and that issue with screen time. The organisation is a…

Teens, tweens and technology

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Incidences of cyber bullying are down and parent-child online transparency is up. This was one of the findings of the research by Intel carried out annually to provide a gauge on the behaviour and opinions of young Aussies when they are online with regard to topics including social media usage,…

Is feminism another F-word?

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The dictionary definition does not seem that inflammatory. Why is it that so many women these days, of all ages and backgrounds, do not want to associate themselves with THAT word? Watching Judith Lucy’s “All Woman” the other night I noticed that when Julie Bishop was asked if she was…

My daughter is my teacher

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When I was pregnant I knew my life was going to change after I had my baby. I expected sleepless nights, endless nappy changes, hours of crying and never being able to do anything alone again. I expected hormone changes. I expected to fall overwhelmingly in love with my baby….