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To Create Change, We Must First Believe it is Possible

A social experiment, asking adults how they envision the future of the world, followed by asking their children how they view their future. The parents are left with an important question to answer, and a final message: There is still time. Read full article

Teaching Adaptability as a Life Skill

<a href="/articles/teaching-adaptability-as-a-life-skill">Teaching Adaptability as a Life Skill</a>

Across a student’s lifetime, their world will change and change again. They’re likely to see industry reshaped, medical advancements, and huge changes to technology. In their own life too, they will begin school, transition to further education or work, move out of home, begin or end relationships, maybe have children, and retire from work. To navigate this ever-shifting world, young people will need to be adaptable. But is this something you can teach? And what kind of difference can being more adaptable make? Read full article

TALK LESS LISTEN MORE

<a href="/parenting-resources/emotional-management-and-self-control/talk-less-listen-more">TALK LESS LISTEN MORE</a>

Book: Talk Less Listen Moore by Michael Hawton As children grow in this world, we need to provide them with tools and methods to ensure that they are the best human beings that they can be. Book: Talk Less Listen More by Michael Hawton This book is written as a practical guide for parents who are dealing with challenging behaviours. It provides parents with strategies and ideas on how to ensure children take responsibility for their actions and are able to determine what is appropriate behaviour. Michael Hawton provides examples, illustrations, maps diagrams and practical information for parents to help them teach and support their children to better manage their emotions and behaviours. Read full article

Pesticides and Childhood Brain Cancer - a Link

<a href="/articles/pesticides-and-childhood-brain-cancer-a-link">Pesticides and Childhood Brain Cancer - a Link</a>

Parents who call in pest controllers to get rid of termites in the year before pregnancy are twice as likely to have a child with a brain tumour, according to a national study. The study on links between pesticides and childhood brain cancer, led by Telethon Institute for Child Health Research Professor Elizabeth Milne, revealed parental exposure in the home in the year before conception and during pregnancy were associated with a bigger risk of their child developing a brain tumour. Read full article

New Research: Put Your Child’s Needs First and Feel Happier

<a href="/articles/new-research-put-your-child%E2%80%99s-needs-first-and-feel-happier">New Research: Put Your Child’s Needs First and Feel Happier</a>

Growing research is pointing to what many people on a community-minded path have already discovered – investing in the wellbeing of others leads to improved wellbeing in oneself. And now, new parenting research reveals it is the 'child-centric' parents i.e. those who put their child’s needs before their own, who are enjoying more feelings of fulfillment and happiness from parenthood. Read full article

Parents Asked to Limit TV and Have a Media Plan

<a href="/articles/parents-asked-to-limit-tv-and-have-a-media-plan">Parents Asked to Limit TV and Have a Media Plan</a>

The newly released policy from the American Academy of Paediatrics (AAP) Council on Communications and Media urges parents, schools, doctors and advertisers to recognise media effects on children – both positive and negative. While the Academy remains concerned about research-based evidence about the potential for harm from media messages, it also acknowledges the positive effects from television shows like Sesame Street, which teaches children numbers and letters Read full article

How to Protect Your Child from Seeing Internet Porn

<a href="/articles/how-to-protect-your-child-from-seeing-internet-porn">How to Protect Your Child from Seeing Internet Porn</a>

A recent survey reported the average age when a child first sees porn online is 11 years. 11. This comes as both a surprise and a concern to parents, especially those who believe they have done all they can to monitor and protect their child's online viewing. So, how is pornography slipping through the protective net of parents? Read full article

Smacking Young Children Linked to Poor Behaviour

<a href="/articles/smacking-young-children-linked-to-poor-behaviour">Smacking Young Children Linked to Poor Behaviour</a>

The newly released study, Spanking and Child Development Across the First Decade of Life published by the American Academy of Paediatrics, found that smacking children up to the age of 5 predicted negative outcomes for children by age 9. In particular, those negative outcomes are more "externalising behaviour" (this means outward expressions of problematic behaviour like aggression) and less "receptive vocabulary" ( this means the words that can be understood by a child but not necessarily expressed in speech or writing) . Read full article

Anne Geddes in Support of Meningococcal Disease Awareness

<a href="/articles/anne-geddes-in-support-of-meningococcal-disease-awareness">Anne Geddes in Support of Meningococcal Disease Awareness</a>

A new campaign for meningococcal disease awareness launches as a new survey shows almost four out of five Australian parents feel ill-equipped to recognise signs and symptoms of this devastating disease. Protecting Our Tomorrows: Portraits of Meningococcal Disease is a global meningococcal disease awareness campaign led by celebrated photographer Anne Geddes and meningococcal disease support groups from around the world. Read full article

Movie About Life of Nelson Mandela at Sydney Cinema

<a href="/articles/movie-about-life-of-nelson-mandela-at-sydney-cinema">Movie About Life of Nelson Mandela at Sydney Cinema</a>

This is a fundraiser to support Tanya Allen and Yvette Vignando's travel to Africa to raise money for UNICEF. We are participating in UNICEF's Climb for Kids 2014. Long Walk to Freedom is a chronicle of Nelson Mandela's life journey from his childhood in a rural village through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa. Read full article