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Could our politicians learn a thing or two from 1940s America?

Could our politicians learn a thing or two from 1940s America?

When American mothers wrapped their hair in red bandannas, hiked up their overalls and went to work on assembly lines during the Second World War their children were cared for in day-care centres.

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Who am I now that I’m a parent?

Who am I now that I’m a parent?

"I remember aspects of my pre-parent self that are so divorced from my current self I am constantly left to wonder... who am I, versus who was I? Am I still the same person? I’m not sure what or who I am anymore. Everything has changed. It seriously begs the question... who am I now that I am a parent?"

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Terry chats about being a parent and moving to Newstart

Terry chats about being a parent and moving to Newstart

Terry Page studies full-time and works up to 15 hours a week as a hairdresser but will struggle to pay medical and sporting bills for son, when she is transferred from the parenting payment to the lesser Newstart payment, in April.

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Associate Professor Susan Krieg discusses the educational benefits of quality childcare.

Did you know that children who received quality early learning received better NAPLAN results in an Australian study?

This is the second part of Associate Professor Susan Krieg's blog piece for The Parenthood.

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It was International Women's Day this week & Renee Mickelburgh is very impatient for change.

It was International Women's Day this week & Renee Mickelburgh is very impatient for change.

What I'm tired of is Dads not feeling that they can speak up, leave work early to pick up the kids from day-care or school. I'm tired of the rigid structures in our workplaces that assume men won't take time off work when the kids are sick.

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Associate Professor Susan Krieg from Flinders University tells us some key factors of a quality early learning centre.

Associate Professor Susan Krieg from Flinders University tells us some key factors  of a quality early learning centre.

What should you be looking for when choosing a day care centre for your child?

Associate Professor Susan Krieg from Flinders University tells us some key factors of a quality early learning centre.

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Parenting is not always about the doing, it is about knowing when to ask.

Parenting is not always about the doing, it is about knowing when to ask.

When I chose to use childcare, the Government of the time supported me. I was not afraid to make decisions about a gradual return to the workforce.

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Why I think Childcare is so important

Why I think Childcare is so important

“I’ve worked in many preschools and kindergartens in extremely underprivileged areas so I seen how children can benefit by attending day care to learn skills such as how to eat healthy, how to brush their teeth, and language skills.”

 

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Here are the results of our Childcare Survey

Here are the results of our Childcare Survey

Here are the results of The Parenthood's childcare survey.

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It's not about being greedy, it's about caring and bonding.

It's not about being greedy, it's about caring and bonding.

Melbourne mum of two Eleisha Mullane who works as a public transport advocate, has ruled out having a third baby if the Federal Government introduces changes to paid maternity leave.

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