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Don't Put Your Old Television in Your Child's Room

<a href="/blogs/yvettevignando/2012/10/03/dont-put-your-old-television-in-your-childs-room">Don&#039;t Put Your Old Television in Your Child&#039;s Room</a>

Research results were released this week from the University of Sydney’s School of Public Health indicating that between about 20% and 30% of five year olds in Australia have a television in their bedroom. I was surprised. Although the study was focused on obesity in younger children, it is the figure about televisions in bedrooms that really amazes me...If you were considering putting your old television in your child’s room, here are my 8 reasons for why you should instead donate it to charity: Read full article

Government, Parents or Advertisers: Who Should Decide What Children Watch and Eat?

<a href="/articles/government-parents-or-advertisers-who-should-decide-what-children-watch-and-eat">Government, Parents or Advertisers: Who Should Decide What Children Watch and Eat?</a>

A recent complaint to the Advertising Standards Board by the Obesity Policy Coalition about a Smarties online colouring-in competition aimed at three- to ten-year-olds, and a bill introduced by Greens leader Bob Brown to ban junk food advertising to children, has fuelled debate about the ethics of advertising energy-dense and nutrient-poor foods and beverages to kids ... This raises the question of whether television advertising, or rather advertising in general to an audience of children, is responsible in some way for the rates of overweight and obesity we are currently seeing. Read full article

Monday 7 February 2011 Latest Parenting and Education News

<a href="/blogs/yvettevignando/2011/02/07/monday-7-february-2011-latest-parenting-and-education-news">Monday 7 February 2011 Latest Parenting and Education News</a>

Monday 7 February 2011 - Mum of Bullied Child Sues $1million ~ Free Preschool for Aboriginal Children ~ Diet and ADHD ~ Value of Books and Libraries ~ Teaching Maths is Fun ~ Obesity and Double Income Families ~ Autism and Testosterone in Womb Read full article