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Parenting by Humiliation - Short Shorts Dad

<a href="/blogs/2013/09/18/parenting-by-humiliation-short-shorts-dad">Parenting by Humiliation - Short Shorts Dad</a>

Today I read about the short shorts dad. A Utah father tired of his daughter wearing “skimpy” shorts decided to turn the tables on her by cutting up a pair of jeans, and going out on family night in his own pair of “skimpy” shorts. The mom shared the photo of dad in shorts on her blog and of course the story went viral. Dude, what about talking to your kid? Read full article

Eight Reasons Why Piano Lessons are Good for the Soul

<a href="/blogs/2013/09/11/eight-reasons-why-piano-lessons-are-good-for-the-soul">Eight Reasons Why Piano Lessons are Good for the Soul</a>

This is a very personal manifesto about the purpose of piano lessons. You may not agree. You may disagree vehemently. But what you – a piano teacher, parent, or piano student) believe piano lessons are for will affect your level of satisfaction with the piano lessons you are giving, or you or your child is receiving. This manifesto is written from the perspective of a piano teacher and former piano student, although I also suppose that these days my perspective includes that of prospective parent of a piano student (my son, Tom, is now three-and-a-half years old.) Read full article

Adult Content on TV Allowed at Any Time. Your Thoughts?

<a href="/blogs/yvettevignando/2013/09/11/adult-content-on-tv-allowed-at-any-time-your-thoughts">Adult Content on TV Allowed at Any Time. Your Thoughts?</a>

As reported on yesterday, the major free-to-air stations are lobbying the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) to drop the time zone restrictions for broadcasters – a change that will allow adult-rated shows to be aired at any time of day or night. ACMA is considering the submission as part of its review of broadcasting regulations. Read full article


<a href="/parenting-resources/boys/ringleaders-and-sidekicks">RINGLEADERS AND SIDEKICKS</a>

Book: Ringleaders and Sidekicks by Rosalind Wiseman. When Rosalind Wiseman published her bestseller 'Queen Bees and Wannabes' in 2001, it fundamentally changed the way that parents, educators and the media looked at the impact of girls' social dynamics and created a road map for girls to develop better relationships and higher self-esteem. Now Rosalind turns her attention to the tricky terrain of Boy World. Read full article


<a href="/parenting-resources/travel/the-secrets-of-happy-families">THE SECRETS OF HAPPY FAMILIES</a>

Keeping your children entertained on long car journeys or during the hours spent waiting to board a flight can be an extremely tricky exercise, so instead of resorting to the age-old game of ‘Twenty Questions’ Bruce Feiler decided to draw on the most creative minds in the gaming industry to make travelling more fun for his whole family. Read full article

Why Children Should be Taught Philanthropy

<a href="/articles/why-children-should-be-taught-philanthropy">Why Children Should be Taught Philanthropy</a>

“Philanthropy” is usually a word we associate with the world of adults and rich people. Increasingly though, children from a spread of socio-economic backgrounds are participating in and learning about what it means to be philanthropic, both at home and at school. As well as helping those in need, the evidence shows getting children involved in philanthropy has positive effects for the children, their families and society more generally. Read full article

Landfill Children's Orchestra - Musical Inspiration for Children

Headlined as "The world sends us garbage, we send back music" - watch as these children create their beautiful music via Landfill Harmonic. " In the barrios of Paraguay, a humble garbage picker uses his ingenuity to craft instruments out of recycled materials - and a youth orchestra is born. Music arises and children find new dreams." Read full article

Supporting the Mental Health of Caregiving Grandparents

<a href="/articles/supporting-the-mental-health-of-caregiving-grandparents">Supporting the Mental Health of Caregiving Grandparents</a>

study of grandmothers in the United States has revealed that grandmothers who are raising their grandchildren experience more depression and family strain than grandparents who are not primary caregivers. A growing number of families are now classified as ‘grand-families’ – over six million U.S. households have a grandparent living in the house. What helps them deal with the stress of caregiving? Read full article

If Child Labour is not Okay in Australia

<a href="/articles/if-child-labour-is-not-okay-in-australia">If Child Labour is not Okay in Australia</a>

Take a look at a table about the percentage of children in child labour around the world. It’s very confronting. Now think about this: there are over 4.1 million children in Australia under 15 years old. Imagine if over 780,000 of those were engaged in child labour – it would be intolerable. Yet across Asia and the Pacific, it’s estimated that 19% of children are working. Read full article

Forum on Effects of Social Media and I.T. Addiction on Mental Health

<a href="/blogs/yvettevignando/2013/08/28/forum-on-effects-of-social-media-and-it-addiction-on-mental-health">Forum on Effects of Social Media and I.T. Addiction on Mental Health</a>

Wolper Jewish Hospital together with Friends of Wolper are proud to present a Q&A: Investigating the Effects of Social Media and IT Addiction on Mental Health. Join a panel of experts at this free event moderated by journalist, television anchor and radio broadcaster, Steve Liebmann. Read full article