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If Child Labour is not Okay in Australia

<a href="/articles/if-child-labour-is-not-okay-in-australia">If Child Labour is not Okay in Australia</a>

Take a look at a table about the percentage of children in child labour around the world. It’s very confronting. Now think about this: there are over 4.1 million children in Australia under 15 years old. Imagine if over 780,000 of those were engaged in child labour – it would be intolerable. Yet across Asia and the Pacific, it’s estimated that 19% of children are working. Read full article

I Thought I Was Prepared for Parenting

<a href="/blogs/2012/05/25/i-thought-i-was-prepared-for-parenting">I Thought I Was Prepared for Parenting</a>

No matter how much you try to prepare for motherhood, you really won’t know how you feel about it until you experience it. No matter how many books you read, you will never find that elusive recipe for how to look after your brand new baby, let alone a toddler, pre-schooler or teenager. I thought I was prepared. I had read the books and spent a great deal of my childhood and adolescence in the company of babies and young children. The reality was nothing like the books. Read full article

A Christmas Present for Your Child That Lasts All Year

Possibly the best gift you could give your children this Christmas is to teach them the value of giving...The truth is people consistently over-estimate the impact on their wellbeing of acquiring things and underestimate the impact of giving, especially to those to whom they have an emotional connection. But this can be overcome by encouraging our children to experience the joy of giving directly. A good way to do this is to give them a gift voucher to microcredit charity Kiva. Read full article