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Super Smoothie For A Super Fussy Eater

Today my son who is an incredibly fussy eater and hasn't eaten a vegetable except for potato in potato chips in years had all of these vegetables. And not only did he enjoy them he promised to have them every single day.

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Look Before You Lock – Avoid Fatal Distraction

I was driving home from the shops today and heard a message on the radio from the “Look Before You Lock” campaign. "Look Before You Lock" is a campaign to raise awareness and promote strategies to prevent accidentally leaving your baby or child in the car. There's are several great video that explains how "fatal distraction" can happen to anyone.

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Bedtime For Older Kids

Bedtimes can be a real battleground between parents and their teens. Study, sleep and socialising all seem to compete with one another. I asked my Facebook community what their thoughts were on bedtimes for teenagers. The discussion covered what time parents send their kids to bed on school nights, weekends and holidays. Interested to hear what the outcome was? Well, the first thing I learned is that every family is different.

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Teenage Drinking Isn’t Cool Anymore

The results of a study involving 41,000+ young people has shown that young Australians are smoking and drinking far less than they used to. A study done in 1999, the year that I finished high school, showed around 70% of surveyed teens had tried booze. By 2015, that had dropped to 45%. Teenage drinking is now something indulged in by the minority, according to this latest survey.

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