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How love can make your baby smarter

Forgot the flashcard saying 'you are being born'? Don't have a curriculum beyond cuddles for your 3 month old? If you are worried your child may be 'slipping behind' his peers because you haven't been providing enough educational enrichment, relax!  New research shows that the most critical factor in helping your baby's brain development is loving,…
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Ready for school – or not?

Mum question: I'd love your opinion and the opinion of other mums out there who have chosen not to send their kids to prep (QLD) as it is not compulsory, and just send them in grade one. My daughter will turn 5 in March of next year, so she will be on the younger side of the kids that start prep as the cutoff is June 30. Academically…
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Albinism and a mother’s vision – Amy’s story

Our little angel, Neva, was diagnosed with Albinism at just three months of age.  Albinism is a rare genetic condition which affects one in 17,000 babies born each year worldwide. It affects both the skin (little or no melanin) and eyesight. This means a lifetime of sun protection (not so difficult with our Australian sun smart culture!)  But it…
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