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The Internet is Changing the Way Our Kids Access Music

<a href="/blogs/martinaungle/2013/05/21/the-internet-is-changing-the-way-our-kids-access-music">The Internet is Changing the Way Our Kids Access Music</a>

As our kids get older and start to dictate the sort of music they want to hear, the bands they want to see, or the music they want to play themselves, I think we are going to see some radically different musical directions being taken in the future. Now, my 15-year-old doesn’t really listen to the radio, or buy CDs. Read full article

Four Babies Laughing - Can't Ask For More

I confess this was located by HuffPost Parents and I full acknowledge their cleverness in finding this. Surely this will go viral - an adorable one minute of video - quadruplet boys laughing at their dad. I still remember how beautiful and special it was when our three babies laughed at us. Read full article

Take a Seat - Make a Friend - Try this in a School?

<a href="/articles/take-a-seat-make-a-friend-try-this-in-a-school">Take a Seat - Make a Friend - Try this in a School?</a>

A beautiful video from Soul Pancake called "Take a Seat - Make a Friend". We think this would be a brilliant exercise for a Primary or Elementary school to help children get to know each other, make friends, and appreciate diversity. This is great. Take 5 minutes and enjoy this. Read full article

Infant and Early Childhood Social and Emotional Wellbeing Conference 2013

<a href="/articles/infant-and-early-childhood-social-and-emotional-wellbeing-conference-2013-0">Infant and Early Childhood Social and Emotional Wellbeing Conference 2013</a>

Infant and Early Childhood Social and Emotional Wellbeing Conference 2013 - in Canberrra, starting on 30th October 2013. Described as a "call to action", the program promises to be participative, innovative, stimulating, thought-provoking and enriching. Posing the questions: What vision do we want for our future? and Where should we be focussing our attention and efforts?, the conference will focus on what we can do to ensure that children thrive. Read full article

How To Set Up Facebook and Online Accounts Safely for Your Child

<a href="/articles/how-to-set-up-facebook-and-online-accounts-safely-for-your-child">How To Set Up Facebook and Online Accounts Safely for Your Child</a>

Do you understand the details of how to set up Facebook safely for your child? What cyber safety settings are important? Where do you find them among all the settings options available? How would a potential scammer or predator find your child's details? Join Leonie Smith, the Cyber Safety Lady, in our free webinar on 15th May to learn about safety on Facebook and other online accounts that your child may be using. Read full article

The Family Meal - is Work and Life Stress Affecting It?

<a href="/articles/the-family-meal-is-work-and-life-stress-affecting-it">The Family Meal - is Work and Life Stress Affecting It?</a>

Managing work‐life stress has become an increasing challenge for parents. All too often, stress from the work day spills over into family time and this can adversely impact the physical and emotional health of family members. Parents report that not being able to balance work/life stress is a major barrier to shared family dinners or family mealtimes. These simple tips will help parents to create enjoyable family dinners. Read full article

American Children are Intelligent and Aussie Kids are Happy?

<a href="/blogs/yvettevignando/2013/04/15/american-children-are-intelligent-and-aussie-kids-are-happy">American Children are Intelligent and Aussie Kids are Happy?</a>

I am loving this – the most common description a sample of Australian parents used for their child is “happy”. How great is that!? I may be biased. But what about the Italians and the Americans? The Spanish, the Swedish, the Dutch?...Apparently American parents have a tendency to talk about their children in terms of their cognitive abilities – their intelligence... Read full article

Do You Understand the Risks of Apps on Your Child's Mobile Device?

<a href="/articles/do-you-understand-the-risks-of-apps-on-your-childs-mobile-device">Do You Understand the Risks of Apps on Your Child&#039;s Mobile Device?</a>

With increasing numbers of children under 13 years of age receiving iPods, computer tablets, and smart phones for their own use, it’s important for parents to understand the dangers of handing over an Internet-connected mobile device without first enabling the built-in parental controls. Information about apps children are using on mobile devices. Read full article

Snoring in Children – Is it Time to See Your Doctor?

<a href="/articles/snoring-in-children-%E2%80%93-is-it-time-to-see-your-doctor">Snoring in Children – Is it Time to See Your Doctor?</a>

There is a well-established connection between children’s breathing disorders during sleep and behavioural problems but recently published research from the University of Arizona has again highlighted the need for parents to identify their children’s sleep breathing problems as early as possible...The Arizona study found there was a four to five times greater risk of children with sleep apnea having behavioural issues. Read full article

Preliminary Research - Childhood Lead Exposure Linked to Crime in Adulthood

<a href="/articles/preliminary-research-childhood-lead-exposure-linked-to-crime-in-adulthood-0">Preliminary Research - Childhood Lead Exposure Linked to Crime in Adulthood</a>

Australians who were exposed to high levels of lead as children may be at greater risk of committing violent and impulsive crimes two decades later, yet-to-be-published research suggests. The origins of criminal behaviour have previously been attributed to a perpetrator’s genetic make up or how they were raised. But we’re increasingly realising that the child’s physical and chemical environment plays a significant role in criminal behaviours later in life. Read full article