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Loving One Child More than Another

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Podcast interview on 4BC about a mother who said she loved one child more than another. Is that really the case or is this just a reaction to one child being harder to parent? Should parents worry about this? Does gender come into it? Let us know what you think. Read full article

Congratulations to Penny Wong Finance Minister Expecting a Baby

<a href="/blogs/yvettevignando/2011/08/09/congratulations-to-penny-wong-finance-minister-expecting-a-baby">Congratulations to Penny Wong Finance Minister Expecting a Baby</a>

Congratulations to Penny Wong, Australian Federal Minister for Finance, who announced today that her partner Sophie Allouache is expecting a baby. Full press release follows. Read full article

Why are You Staring at My Children?

<a href="/blogs/michelle-higgins/2011/08/04/why-are-you-staring-at-my-children">Why are You Staring at My Children?</a>

There was a time in my parenting life when I was naïve (and possibly arrogant) enough to assume that everybody was as in awe of my small people as I was. This was the Golden Era when I was a new mama and I had eyes for only one little person ...Of late, my sense is more often than not that a growing number of adults view children as an annoyance, something to be tolerated and preferably avoided. Read full article

Can a Children's Playground Really Be Too Safe?

Some researchers have suggested that the very safe playgrounds of today are depriving children of the opportunity to challenge themselves - they say a playground is a place where children can encounter and learn to overcome fears. Yvette Vignando debates this idea with psychologist Michael Carr Gregg on The Morning Show, Channel 7 - Michael bemoans the "woosification" of children. Read full article

Playground Safety and Design - Taking the Heat off Parents?

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Are safe playgrounds depriving our children of important emotional development opportunities? By making playgrounds safer and reducing physical risk, are we increasing the risk that children will be more anxious and deprived of chances to master their physical world? The value of a safety-first playground was recently questioned in the New York Times - “Can a Playground be Too Safe?”. The writer referred to comments by Norwegian psychologist, Professor Ellen Sandseter who said that it is best for children to encounter certain physical challenges from an early age so that they learn to master them through play. Read full article

Reduce Stress Overload - Tips for Parents - Podcast

<a href="/audio/reduce-stress-overload-tips-for-parents-podcast">Reduce Stress Overload - Tips for Parents - Podcast</a>

Dr Helen Street features in this one hour podcast about parents and stress. Yvette Vignando interviewed Dr Street about: How to incorporate stress management into your daily life; How to focus on and define what you can control; Understanding how flexible thinking can help you handle life's stressful events; and Strategies for looking after yourself Read full article

A Family is Where Love is Abundant

<a href="/blogs/yvettevignando/2011/06/20/a-family-is-where-love-is-abundant">A Family is Where Love is Abundant</a>

Sitting in her New York apartment being interviewed by a New York Times journalist, Gabrielle Einhorn says that for her, a family means abundance, commitment, and the intimacy that comes from a shared history. Her child, Griffin, was conceived by an IVF sperm donation from a very close friend of hers; Griffin’s biological father’s name is George Russell and he is gay. Mr Russell has his own partner, David Nimmons. On Sundays all four of them have dinner together, and Mr Russell stays over a few nights each week to spend time with Griffin. At this point, most readers will be starting to make judgements about Griffin’s family. Is this the right thing for Griffin? Is it ideal for families to be formed in this way? Read full article

Parenting With Soul

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For parents looking for more soul in their life and wanting to enjoy an active inner life while wrangling kids, nappies, crayons and odd socks. Sally Collings writes about making spirituality a party of a family's everyday life - turning things we do daily into opportunities to practise mindfulness, gratitude, love and generosity. Sharing an eclectic blend of practices from some of the world's great faith traditions. Read full article

Monday 7 March 2011 Latest Parenting and Education News

<a href="/blogs/yvettevignando/2011/03/07/monday-7-march-2011-latest-parenting-and-education-news">Monday 7 March 2011 Latest Parenting and Education News</a>

Public School Funding Australia ~ Mental Health of Students Helps Learning ~ Jamie Oliver's Dream School ~ Early Years Curriculum ~ Motherhood Can Help Depression ~ Early Blood Test Down's Syndrome Read full article

Monday 21 February 2011 Latest Parenting and Education News

<a href="/blogs/yvettevignando/2011/02/21/monday-21-february-2011-latest-parenting-and-education-news">Monday 21 February 2011 Latest Parenting and Education News</a>

Monday 21 February 2011 - Links to Latest Parenting and Education news: Coffee Shop Skills Helps Kids with Autism ~ Teacher Suspended for Blog Comments on Students ~ Brain Arousal and Emotions ~ Social and Emotional Learning in Schools ~ UN Report on Fatherhood ~ Working Mother Stress ~ Fatherhood Needs Redefining UN Report ~ Bilingual Children Better Multitaskers ~ Risk of Super Schools Read full article