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Parents and kids need support

Parents and kids need support

In the Advertiser this week, Business SA attested that SMEs would be overburdened should domestic violence leave become a new employee requirement.

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No cuts!

No cuts!

In yesterday’s Advertiser, Senator Birmingham extolled the virtues of his childcare reform. I agree that is desperately needed.

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Let our kids be kids!

Let our kids be kids!

I’m sure you heard yesterday that Education Minister Simon Birmingham wants to introduce mandatory phonics, literacy and numeracy standard tests for children in year one. Tests. For 6 year olds.
 
If you’re like me, you probably thought, “enough already - let our kids be kids.”

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Let live: wildlife in the home

Let live: wildlife in the home

Following recent media stories about kids accidentally coming in contact with household poisons, Merrilyn Serong a Biologist and Mother, tells us the tales of bugs that in our homes and why it's better - for us and them - that we let them live. 

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We’re worth more than $20 an hour

We’re worth more than $20 an hour

Why are early childhood educators walking off the job today?

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A guide to talking with a sunscreen skeptic

A guide to talking with a sunscreen skeptic

Sunscreen. It’s been a hot topic of late.

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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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