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Four Babies Laughing - Can't Ask For More

By Yvette Vignando - 17/05/2013 - 14:19

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 post

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Cute Video - Children Tasting Food for the First Time

By - 06/05/2013 - 11:59

Showed at TEDx Sydney April 2013 - a slow motion video of children's faces tasting certain foods for the first time: anchovies, yoghurt, pickles, Vegemite ... by Saatchi. Called The First Taste Read full post

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Free Talk in Sydney - 'What is Good Education for Girls AND Boys?'

By Yvette Vignando - 01/05/2013 - 11:33

Santa Sabina College Principal and Gender Education Expert, Dr Maree Herrett invites you to a free talk about gender relations in education. Read full post

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American Children are Intelligent and Aussie Kids are Happy?

By Yvette Vignando - 15/04/2013 - 20:50

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 post

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Toilet Training Twins – Mother of all Messes

By Rebecca Robinson - 26/03/2013 - 11:33

That got your attention, didn’t it? When other mums think about my life with twins and say to me, “I can’t imagine it…”, I say, you can, just close your eyes and imagine. You have toilet trained one toddler - caught wees and rushed little bot bots to the loo with the speed of a mother possessed. Read full post

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Ode to Sleep Deprived Parents - Carmina Burana Music - Brilliant!

By - 20/03/2013 - 13:20

This will make you grin widely - fabulous new lyrics set to the opening chorus music of Carmina Burana and sung by the full Sydney Symphony choir - "O You terror! Get Down From there ...Mum is Getting Cranky .." and so on. For parents of toddlers who just need someone to listen! Read full post

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In a Different World, You Wouldn't Call Your Son Retarded

By - 20/03/2013 - 09:03

by Meg Evans: I met you last weekend when I was leaving a crowded shopping centre. Your son, who might have been about ten years old, suddenly did a cartwheel in front of me while I was walking to my car. You took hold of your son’s hand and then glanced toward me and apologised by saying, “He’s retarded, sorry.” ...I have always believed in the power of stories to shape the future. In that spirit, I’ve composed a vignette describing another parking lot encounter, which takes place in the year 2025. Read full post

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Shaming Teen Mums is a Bad Idea

By Michelle Higgins - 19/03/2013 - 15:10

What if instead of deciding to shame teenagers out of 'choosing' to become parents with a questionable 'public health' campaign, New York City instead focused their efforts on ending the 'epidemic' of advanced age motherhood? Imagine the outrage. Read full post

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