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<a href="/parenting-resources/inspiration/i-am-malala">I AM MALALA</a>

Book: I Am Malala by Christina Lamb In 2009 Malala Yousafzai began writing an anonymous blog for BBC Urdu about life in the Swat Valley as the Taliban gained control, at times banning girls from attending school. When her identity was discovered, Malala began to appear in Pakistani and international media, campaigning for education for all. On 9 October 2012, Malala was shot at point-blank range by a member of the Taliban on the way home from school. Remarkably, she survived. This is her continuing story as she campaign for every girl's right to an education, shining a light into the lives of those children who cannot attend school. Read full article


<a href="/parenting-resources/food/getting-the-little-blighters-to-eat">GETTING THE LITTLE BLIGHTERS TO EAT</a>

Book: Getting the Little Blighters to Eat by Claire Potter Does your child decide they don't like a food before they've even tried it? Do they say 'Yuk' to foods they used to eat happily? Would they live off chips and ice-cream and never touch a vegetable again if given the chance? Are mealtimes driving you nuts? It's easy to think that children are naturally just fussy eaters. Yet, without realising it, we are actually creating many of the problems ourselves with the things we do and say to our children around food. Read full article


<a href="/parenting-resources/emotional-management-and-self-control/talk-less-listen-more">TALK LESS LISTEN MORE</a>

Book: Talk Less Listen Moore by Michael Hawton As children grow in this world, we need to provide them with tools and methods to ensure that they are the best human beings that they can be. Book: Talk Less Listen More by Michael Hawton This book is written as a practical guide for parents who are dealing with challenging behaviours. It provides parents with strategies and ideas on how to ensure children take responsibility for their actions and are able to determine what is appropriate behaviour. Michael Hawton provides examples, illustrations, maps diagrams and practical information for parents to help them teach and support their children to better manage their emotions and behaviours. Read full article


<a href="/parenting-resources/early-childhood-nutrition/yum-top-tips-for-feeding-babies-and-kids-with-allergie">YUM! TOP TIPS FOR FEEDING BABIES AND KIDS WITH ALLERGIES</a>

This is the definitive book for making simple, healthy meals for children with allergies and the whole family, written by the Children's Hospital at Westmead's allergy and nutrition experts With one in 20 Australian children now having a food allergy - and that number on the rise - this book provides essential information for their families and carers. Read full article


<a href="/parenting-resources/boys/ringleaders-and-sidekicks">RINGLEADERS AND SIDEKICKS</a>

Book: Ringleaders and Sidekicks by Rosalind Wiseman. When Rosalind Wiseman published her bestseller 'Queen Bees and Wannabes' in 2001, it fundamentally changed the way that parents, educators and the media looked at the impact of girls' social dynamics and created a road map for girls to develop better relationships and higher self-esteem. Now Rosalind turns her attention to the tricky terrain of Boy World. Read full article


<a href="/parenting-resources/travel/the-secrets-of-happy-families">THE SECRETS OF HAPPY FAMILIES</a>

Keeping your children entertained on long car journeys or during the hours spent waiting to board a flight can be an extremely tricky exercise, so instead of resorting to the age-old game of ‘Twenty Questions’ Bruce Feiler decided to draw on the most creative minds in the gaming industry to make travelling more fun for his whole family. Read full article


<a href="/parenting-resources/main-meal-recipes/hungry-campers-cookbook">HUNGRY CAMPERS COOKBOOK</a>

Book: Hungry Campers Cookbook by Katy Holder. Hungry Campers Cookbook brings together the fun of family camping holidays with fresh, healthy, gourmet recipes that are simple to make. Katy's recipes are accessible for anyone embarking on a camping trip. All recipes use fresh ingredients and require minimal cooking equipment. Katy also offers a wealth of advice on eating well while sleeping in your tent or under the stars. Read full article

Sibshops - Workshops for Siblings of Children with Special Needs

<a href="/parenting-resources/illness-and-injury/sibshops-workshops-for-siblings-of-children-with-special-need">Sibshops - Workshops for Siblings of Children with Special Needs</a>

"Sibshops" is a guidebook for organising and conducting workshops for siblings of children with a broad variety of special needs. These workshops provide children and young adults with much-needed social and emotional support from their peers in a recreational and fun atmosphere. They can speak openly about how they feel (positively and negatively) about having a brother or sister with special needs in an understanding and supportive environment. Read full article

Positivity - Top Notch Research Reveals the 3 to 1 Ratio that Will Change Your Life

<a href="/parenting-resources/emotional-self-awareness/positivity-top-notch-research-reveals-the-3-to-1-ratio-">Positivity - Top Notch Research Reveals the 3 to 1 Ratio that Will Change Your Life</a>

World renowned researcher Dr. Barbara Fredrickson provides the lab-tested tools necessary to create a healthier, more vibrant, and flourishing life through a process she calls "the upward spiral." You'll discover:What positivity is, and why it needs to be heartfelt to be effective; The ten sometimes surprising forms of positivity; Why positivity is more important than happiness; How positivity can enhance relationships, work, and health, and how it relieves depression, broadens minds, and builds lives ;The top-notch research that backs the 3-to-1 "positivity ratio" as a key tipping point ... Read full article

The Case Against Homework

<a href="/parenting-resources/academic-success/the-case-against-homework">The Case Against Homework</a>

The time our children spend doing homework has skyrocketed in recent years. Parents spend countless hours cajoling their kids to complete such assignments—often without considering whether they serve any worthwhile purpose. Even many teachers are in the dark: Only one of the hundreds the authors interviewed and surveyed had ever taken a course specifically on homework during training. The truth, according to Sara Bennett and Nancy Kalish, is that there is almost no evidence that homework helps elementary school students achieve academic success and little more that it helps older students. Read full article