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When Children Don't – Or Won't – Sleep

The bleary eyes and vague stare so common in parents of newborns highlights just how little truth there is to the saying 'sleeping like a baby'. But sleep problems aren't just limited to babies – they're really common in children of all ages.

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Tackling Obesity In Children

As a nation we're getting heavier, and it's not just the adults – around a quarter of Aussie kids are overweight and an estimated 6–8 per cent are obese. So what can we do about it?

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Helping Children Cope With Grief & Loss

Whether it's the loss of a parent, grandparent, sibling, friend or even a family pet, most children will experience grief and loss at some point. So what can you do to help them cope?

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Development Concerns In Early Childhood

Raising a child is rewarding, but it can be really challenging, too. It can be particularly worrying when you are concerned that your child isn't developing normally.

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Childhood Behaviour Problems

Even the best behaved children can be difficult to manage at times, but children with behavioural problems can be particularly challenging for their parents, families and teachers.

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Childhood Allergies

Allergies are really common in kids, with around 40 per cent affected at some stage during their childhood.

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Growing Resilience

It may be tempting to wrap kids in cotton wool to protect them from the big, bad world, but encouraging resilience is far more useful for preparing them for adult life.

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A Positive Approach To Beat Bullying

Once dismissed as a normal part of growing up, schoolyard bullying is a matter of increasing concern for students, parents and teachers.

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Volunteers Stay Safe

Becoming a volunteer is a great way for children to learn all sorts of new skills and get a real boost to their self-esteem.

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Using Headphones Safely

If aliens landed on earth to observe and describe the typical human child, "headphones permanently attached to ears" would probably be on the list of characteristics.

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Cut Out TV For Tots

Experts in child medicine have just confirmed what they long suspected: children under two and TV don’t mix.

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Hyped Up? Sugar & Kids

It’s often taken as a truth that eating lots of sugar makes kids hyperactive – but is this really true?

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Fathers: Get Involved Early

An investigation of links between parenting and student performance suggests dads need to get actively involved early in their children's lives.

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Home Stress Takes Toll On Kids

Stress flowing from parental conflict, depression, poverty and unemployment makes children more likely to become unwell.

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Diabetes Prevention Through Lifestyle Change

Simple changes in diet and exercise can improve your health and ensure you don't develop diabetes.

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