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I’m Glad My Daughter Has Been Diagnosed With Autism

When I gave birth to my first daughter in March 2009, I never dreamt that eleven years later I’d be praying she’d be diagnosed...

This Is My Life As A Mother Of Two Kids With...

It’s fair to say all moms are overworked and underpaid. That’s just part of the contract when it comes to caring for little people....

The Rise Of Measles In Europe – The Reason We Should...

Twenty years ago, gastroenterologist Andrew Wakefield co-authored the now-notorious report that claimed a link between autism and the MMR (Measles, Mumps & Rubella) vaccine....

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Why Your Kids Should Get To Know Their Cousins

A vivid memory from my childhood involves trying to recreate John Travolta’s moves to the Bee Gees’ You Should Be Dancing (from the movie...
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Just Because You Think Your Children Are Extraordinary, Doesn’t Mean They Are

It is natural for parents to value their child – and feeling valued is key to children’s well-being; but some parents “overvalue” their child,...

An Ode To My Grandfather – Why Magnolia Trees And Sinatra’s My Way Will...

“...Your new silence does not seem right. / We do nothing but listen deeply to / your life pass through our heads. / ...We...

Curious Kids: Just How Huge Is The Milky Way?

How big is the Milky Way? (Storm, 6, Kenya) The Milky Way is the galaxy we live in. A galaxy is a system of millions...
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How To Recognize The 3 Stages Of Adolescence

For years, researchers have worked to help parents gain clarity as to the stages of adolescence and what they can expect as their children...
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Curious Kids: Why Do We Count To 10?

Why do we count to 10? – Quentin, age 5, Randwick. Counting is perhaps one of the oldest scientific operations still in use today. From a...

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