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Beautiful - the Song, the Voice - Stop Bullying

<a href="/blogs/yvettevignando/2011/11/04/beautiful-the-song-the-voice-stop-bullying">Beautiful - the Song, the Voice - Stop Bullying</a>

A 12 year old girl videos herself singing Beautiful, and before that, messages from kids about being bullied. Her voice is angelic - enjoy! Read full article

How to Reduce Behaviour Problems in Young Children - New Research

<a href="/articles/how-to-reduce-behaviour-problems-in-young-children-new-research">How to Reduce Behaviour Problems in Young Children - New Research</a>

A University of Minnesota study published in Child Development suggests that the origins of behaviour problems in children may include negative parenting styles in early childhood. Headed by Dr Michael Lorber, now at New York University, the study found that ‘negative parenting’ in early infancy – expressing negative emotions, rough handling etc – predicted behaviour problems in children at a later age ... Dr Lorber was asked about any ideas he could share for parents about ‘negative’ versus ‘positive parenting in early childhood ... Read full article

Listen to Kids - React to Australian Bullying Video

<a href="/blogs/yvettevignando/2011/11/02/listen-to-kids-react-to-australian-bullying-video">Listen to Kids - React to Australian Bullying Video</a>

Earlier this year, very disturbing video was shown of a boy being buWnatllied in an Australian school - the boy fought back - the video was shown all around the world. In a new and powerful video, children in the United States talk about their reactions to this video, how they feel about bullying, what they think adults should do about it. The end of the video sent shivers down my spine - listening to what these children would say to a bully if they could. Read full article

Parents Help Young Girls Develop a Positive Body Image

<a href="/blogs/yvettevignando/2011/10/31/parents-help-young-girls-develop-a-positive-body-image">Parents Help Young Girls Develop a Positive Body Image</a>

Tonight I read some extracts from a UK School Health Education Unit report called “Young People Into 2011”. The headlines about the report tell us that about one third of primary school girls are missing their meals and are unhappy with their weight. I’m only a little surprised because there’s so much media coverage of teenage girls who are unhappy with their body image. Read full article

Depression and Motherhood - A New Resource for Australian Families

<a href="/articles/depression-and-motherhood-a-new-resource-for-australian-families">Depression and Motherhood - A New Resource for Australian Families</a>

Video interview with Seana Smith and Benison O'Reilly who, together with Catherine Fox, authored a comprehensive handbook for families - Beyond the Baby Blues- about perinatal depression and anxiety. Covered in this interview is one of the author's own story of pre and post natal depression, screening of mothers for depression and anxiety, counselling, and help for fathers. Read full article

Bed Wetting in Children - Worrying When They Spring a Leak

<a href="/blogs/carolduncan/2011/10/30/bed-wetting-in-children-worrying-when-they-spring-a-leak">Bed Wetting in Children - Worrying When They Spring a Leak</a>

Mr 8 still leaks. And while I knew not to worry about it, until if and when he did for things like sleep-overs, I’ve always maintained a vigilant eye to make sure that if he was becoming concerned, I’d know and be able to act on it early ... A local behavioural paediatrician recently held an information evening on bedwetting so I thought I’d head along ... Read full article

Cyberbullying - Think Before You Comment

<a href="/articles/cyberbullying-think-before-you-comment">Cyberbullying - Think Before You Comment</a>

A powerful short video by a young teenage boy about the effect of bullying online - especially via the leaving of comments on blogs, YouTube and Facebook. Ideal to show to teenagers and share on Facebook. Read full article

Beyond the Baby Blues

<a href="/parenting-resources/depression-and-bipolar/beyond-the-baby-blues">Beyond the Baby Blues</a>

Beyond the Baby Blues is the first comprehensive Australian resource guide to perinatal depression and anxiety (PND). Readers receive solid scientific advice combined with the experiences of individuals and families affected and the professionals who treat them. The book includes the scientific explanation for PND that will come as a relief to many and an exploration of perinatal screening. Caring professionals, family members and friends explain how they helped PND sufferers, as well as how their involvement affected their own lives, while self-care strategies will help parents take care of themselves and their families throughout life. Read full article

My Daughter Wants Acceptance - Please Teach Your Children Well

<a href="/blogs/tiffanytregenza/2011/10/18/my-daughter-wants-acceptance-please-teach-your-children-well">My Daughter Wants Acceptance - Please Teach Your Children Well</a>

On the day we went to Sea World our girl Ivy was tired. We all were. As we walked into the park two girls pushed past us hurriedly and into the bathroom, which is where we were headed to. We took our place right behind them. It would have been fine except that those two little girls then turned around and made loud comments about Ivy’s "fat" face and her "fat" cheeks and her "squishy eyes" (whatever those are anyway). Then they proceeded to whisper and look back at Ivy in that hateful little girl way that makes me want to stab something ... Read full article

Children Require Discipline But Not Smacking or The Slap

<a href="/articles/children-require-discipline-but-not-smacking-or-the-slap">Children Require Discipline But Not Smacking or The Slap</a>

"No one deserves to be hit, let alone a child." "That's just a platitude, a new age bullshit platitude. You need to teach a child discipline and sometimes the discipline has to be physical. That's how we learn what is acceptable and what is not." This conversation from Christos Tsiolkas's novel "The Slap", now a television series which premiered on ABC TV this week, reflects the Australian ambivalence about hitting children. The debate is not about whether children require discipline. They clearly do... Read full article