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National Families Week begins May 15

Gather round your loved ones. National Families Week 2016 starts this Sunday. Planned to begin alongside the United Nations International Day of Families on May 15, the theme this year is ‘stronger families, stronger communities’, to “celebrate the vital role that families play ...

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Indigenous trauma needs tailored response: #IHMayDay16

Yesterday marked #IHMayDay16, or, for non-Tweeters, the fourth-annual national Indigenous Health Day. For the Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care (SNAICC), the notion of trauma was the theme of participation. SNAICC’s main focus is Indigenous-centric childcare services; the group tweeted the following: ...

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Mumpreneur’s the word

The term ‘mumprenuer’ is trending, but research suggests it may have a dark side. Dr Meraiah Foley from the University of Sydney Business School surveyed 60 mothers who run their own businesses and found that, for the majority, being self-employed wasn’t a willing choice. ...

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‘Hugs, not hits’ produce sociable kids

If you want sociable, warm, empathetic kids, cuddle them instead of cuffing them. Perhaps this is unsurprising, yet the authors of the study that produced this finding say smacking is still a common discipline method across many cultures. “Hugs, Not ...

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