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Photo by Cengizhan Konuş. Research reveals that a child’s brain goes through a period of rapid growth during their early years, as they are learning more than they will at any other time in their life. This is why it’s important that your child has opportunities to learn and develop every day. Skills such as taking a first step, smiling for the first time, and waving “bye-bye” are called developmental milestones. The way children play, learn, speak, behave, and move…

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Did you know that skills such as taking a first step, smiling for the first time, and waving “bye-bye” are called developmental milestones? The ways children play, learn, speak, behave, and move shows how they’re reaching them. Learning begins from the minute your child is born.  In fact, they learn more during their first five years than at any other time in life. That’s why it’s important your child has opportunities to learn and develop every day. Having a stimulating…

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Living with Complex Trauma Via Amanda Robins Psychotherapy  Trauma seems to a popular topic of conversation in the mental health world, but how much do we really know when it comes to recognising it in ourselves — and others? When we hear the word “trauma” we usually think of a terrible life-threatening event — a car accident, natural disaster or an act of violence that changes us forever. However, the kind of trauma I am talking about isn’t be caused by a…

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Complex PTSD and Trauma – What it Feels Like Living with Complex Trauma Via Amanda Robins Psychotherapy  Trauma seems to a popular topic of conversation in the mental health world, but how much do we really know when it comes to recognising it in ourselves — and others? When we hear the word “trauma” we usually think of a terrible life-threatening event — a car accident, natural disaster or an act of violence that changes us forever. However, the kind of trauma…

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In Search of Free-range Children Photography by La Bella Vita Photography.   Remember when you were a child, you would run around outside with your friends after school? In those days, children would go down to the local park to play and then, when 5pm came around, raced home! Jenny England looks at the lack of outdoors playing that the current generation is facing.I spent most of my childhood climbing trees. From the treetop branches, I would look out into the…

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Interview with Dr Sears: Attachment Parenting We had the pleasure of interviewing Dr Sears when he was in Australia for an Australian Breastfeeding Association seminar! By Kristy Pillinger. Has ‘Attachment Parenting’ changed over time? It has evolved over time. The thing about parenting is that good things do not change. It is either right or wrong, black and white. It doesn’t change. I think what has changed is AP adapts to the changing lifestyles. For example, more and more mothers…

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Addressing Bullying With Emotional Intelligence Author Arna Baartz.   Bullying has become a widespread epidemic. Whilst there are many ways people have tried to tackle the issue, they have only addressed the issue superficially. Arna Baartz explains why the bullying epidemic will only be solved through true compassion and forgiveness. Bullying c o m e s in many forms and everyone is capable of being a bully, fortunately understanding a bully’s and victim’s core needs can help change the offending…

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It’s All Academic: A Few Thoughts on Brain Development in the Early Years Dr Pat Wolfe I Photography by La Bella Vita Photography. Parents can spend hundreds of dollars buying the latest educational flashcards and DVDs for their babiesto make them smarter. However, does it really help? Dr Pat Wolfe looks at the current research intobrain development to determine whether these products actually work. Recently I’ve been reading articles in the news about the large number of parents who are…

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Learning Manners with our Children Naomi Aldort I Photography by Whitby B Photography.   Children are often told to say “thank-you” or “sorry” or some other words that are founded in oursocieties concept of manners. However, is it more important that they say the words or actually feel them?Naomi Aldort discusses a more gentle way of teaching children manners. “What do you say?” demanded a woman after handing a child his dropped glove. The child rushed over and hid behind his…

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Beautiful Reflections Claire Eaton I Photography by Daphne Heath Photography.   Have you ever stopped a while and reflected on your parenting path? Claire Eaton asks a few questions which may gently guide us towards the reflection of our parenting journey. Parenting is a funny thing! We often talk about it, plan for it and dream about it, but how often do we just stop awhile and reflect on how we are ‘doing it’ from moment to moment? When we’re in…

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