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What I want you to know about my child

The mother of a child who displays big behaviours gives a rare glimpse inside her life in a raw open letter, revealing how it feels for her child to receive disapproving looks and comments and urges others to take a moment to see her child differently.

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Alcohol and Parenthood: An MCRI study

An international study has found the traditional combination of marriage, mortgage and children no longer has any impact on men’s drinking, while motherhood only prompts women to reduce their alcohol intake until their child turns five.

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When fear and anxiety drives parenting

It’s not unusual for parents to feel anxious from time to time. What are the signs you may have become overly anxious or fearful and what can you do to help yourself and your child? Psychologist Dr Judith Locke provides helpful parenting suggestions.

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Daylight saving survival tips for parents

The switch to and from daylight saving time can mean disrupted sleeping patterns and, in some cases, cranky children. With some planning it is possible to ease into the changes making the annual transition less difficult for both parents and children.

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Working mums and juggling time pressures

Time pressure on mothers has become a ticking time bomb says sociologist Dr Judy Rose, with many women with children experiencing the phenomenon of 'mother guilt' for not living up to society's unrealistic expectations of what a good mother should be.

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Mothering alone: Confident solo parenting

Single motherhood comes in all shapes and sizes - perhaps by choice, divorce, loss of a partner, or a husband working interstate or overseas. No matter what the reason why, there are ways to solo parent and confidently raise a happy, healthy child.

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Kaz Cooke: Things dads need to know

Popular parenting author, cartoonist and broadcaster Kaz Cooke continues to entertain and inform parents with evidence-based advice in her no-nonsense guide to the early years, Babies and Toddlers, a sequel to bestselling pregnancy book Up the Duff.

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Dads' mental health and family happiness

While research shows most dads are faring well and feeling good about their parenting, just under 20% have experienced mental health issues such as symptoms of depression or anxiety, highlighting the importance of supporting fathers in their role.

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