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Choosing the Best Milk for your Child

Writen by Lisa Guy I Photography by Nadia Harrison @photocollective.co Milk is a complicated subject. Not only is there full-fat, skinny, skim, but also now soy, almond, oat, and the list goes on. What are we supposed to give our children? Lisa Guy looks at the nutrients of the differing varieties so that a more informed decision can be made. With so many different types of milk on the market these days, going to the supermarket to buy milk for…

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A Close Brush with Poison

A Close Brush with Poison Written by Dr Sarah Lantz I Photography by Nadia Harrison @photocollective.co Whether you agree with water fluoridation or not, it is added to many water supplies in Australia. Some consider this mass medication, against citizens will and others consider it a required step in oral protection. Dr Sarah Lantz reviews the current research in relation to its effects on our health. Fluoride is one of those issues that runs deep with people – like vaccination,…

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Homework For Parents

Written by Associate Professors Richard Walker and Mike Horsley I Photography by rawpixel Many researchers have conducted studies to ascertain if homework is actually beneficial to a child’s learning. Associate Professors Richard Walker and Mike Horsley review the results of the studies and provide guidance on how parents can assist their children with their homework. Many parents are concerned about their children’s homework. Some parents are concerned that their children get too much homework and that this interferes with family…

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Activity Time with Puppets

With Emily Filmore I Photography by Nynne Schroder REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE PUPPET SHOW NIGHT. Supplies: ScissorsPaint or markersGlueShoe Box (for the stage)Icecream sticksConstruction paper or felt to make the puppets and decorate the stageGlitter, sequins and other decorations A REUSE pile as tall as your ceiling! What Now: We have done a ‘great’ job of teaching our daughter about the three R’s of caring for the environment. She has become especially attached to the REUSE portion of the cycle. As…

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Organic Gardening

Organic Gardening With Claire Bickle I Photography by Annie Spratt To Dig or Not to Dig? THE HISTORY AND WHYOrigins of the no-dig garden are generally unclear but it was made popular by a lady in Australia named Ester Dean in the late 1970’s. The no-dig gardening method has now become very popular today amongst organic gardeners across the globe. No-dig gardens are ideal for areas where your soil type maybe poor draining (clay), too free draining (sandy) or even…

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Babywearing Recommendations

Babywearing Recommendations With Melanie Wright Melanie Wright, founder of Kanga Collective, Australia’s largest babywearing community, provides a list of things you should ALWAYS do when babywearing. Always wear your baby high enough to kiss the top of their head in a front carry, in a back carry, high enough to touch their forehead with the nape/occipital bone on your head if you look upward. Learn with your baby! Babywearing is a wonderful bond and when you take it slowly and…

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Teaching Emotional Intelligence When Emotions Run High

Teaching Emotional Intelligence When Emotions Run High By Dr. Laura Markham ~ Founder of AHA! Parenting I Photography by Kinga Cichewicz When storm clouds brew, even the most well-intentioned parent can get triggered and escalate the upset rather than calm it. But when your child wrestles with the more “difficult” human emotions, he needs your help to learn how to manage them. This is the most important time to teach emotional intelligence. Here’s how. 1. Regulate Your Own Emotions.Children won’t…

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Conscious Evolution Begins at Home

Conscious Evolution Begins at Home By Nicole Moore | Birth Into Being Parenting as passionate agents of change… Mothering, and being Mothered is an operatic, epic experience, that creates ripples that shape our lives. Both individually and as a society.  The most important job in the world. The hardest. The most rewarding. Definitely the most amazing experience of my life, from which I have been eternally changed. This Mothering gig demands sweeping statements of epic proportions, and it is all…

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Healing with Herbs: Herbal Tea Alchemy

With Melanie Lock ND BHSc Whilst much of our well-being is handed over to companies, physicians and celebrities, healing always requires a sense of responsibility – we need to be an active participant in our recovery. The very act of gathering herbs or roots to make your own medicinal tea is a gift TIME grants you. You can literally take a piece of that power back every time you walk out your back door, or into your kitchen’s larder. Herbs…

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Peaceful Discipline: 4 tips to Help Transition to Calmer Parenting

Peaceful Discipline: 4 Tips to Help TRANSITION TO CALMER PARENTING Catherine Fischer – Great tips for Calmer Parenting from our friends at Hand in Hand Parenting! Dear Hand in Hand Parenting, I recently found out about your approach, and I really want to try some of these ideas. I have started Special Time, and it seems to be going well, but I’m confused about setting limits. You suggest a warm approach, with no need to yell. I’d love to work…

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