The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners has welcomed a recent government-funded increase in maternity training for rural and remote GPs.
The funding will assist GP training in obstetric services and is offered through subsidies to GPs who qualify for the program. The funding boost is in response to the government’s Maternity Services Review report, which found there was a need to improve the choices available to pregnant women, including better access to high quality maternity services and more support for the maternity services workforce. This is particularly needed in rural and remote Australia.
Mediband, an Australian company has released an extensive range of medical ID bracelets that enable Australians to proactively save their own lives. Mediband’s range of medical ID ‘alert’ products prevents death that may occur due to misdiagnosis or the administering of incorrect treatment. The Mediband range of wristbands have been designed specifically to enable people with allergies or medical conditions to ensure that pertinent information about their health is readily accessible, should they ever need emergency treatment. In this way, paramedics, emergency workers, medical professionals and even colleagues, family and friends would have access to vital information about the patient – information that could help to save their life.
Adopting the 3Rs of literacy and numeracy – reading, writing and arithmetic – and the 3Rs of the environmental movement – reduce, reuse, and recycle – can help cash-strapped parents make significant savings on their children’s back-to-school costs according to the Australian Scholarships Group (ASG), a not-for-profit organisation and Australia’s specialist education benefits provider.
An IKEA study has revealed that 93% of Australian children prefer playing with their friends and parents than watching television. Yet despite children wanting to play with mum and dad, it appears Australian parents may have forgotten how to play with their little ones, as research results show that 74% of parents feel they should be doing more to encourage creativity in the home. The survey also showed that over half (52%) of Aussie parents say that they often feel guilty that they are not spending enough time with their kids.
No, it's doesn't state 'Houseboat' or 'Anniversary' or even 'Romantic City Night' but it does tell you how many weeks pregnant you are and it's the first pregnancy test that indicates when conception occurred.
Clearblue introduces the new, breakthrough Clearblue Digital Pregnancy Test with Conception Indicator - the first and only home pregnancy test that is so advanced it is capable of telling a woman if she is pregnant, and if so, indicating when she conceived.
We all know, as adults, we get stressed and we often know when our teenagers are stressed; but how do we know and how can we help our children deal with stress?
Life is full of ups and downs and as a parent values need to be developed; it is important to know you and your child understand to respect and be fair to others whilst being caring and honest. Provide an opportunity for your child to feel valued by being respectful and listening to them. Ensure your child feels valued and respected will help them once they begin socialising with other children at kindergarten and school.
Choosing a school is a huge decision for any parent. Not only is it complex decision it is also a financial dilemma. As a parent you need to answer so many questions: public or private? co-ed or single sex? when? where? and these aren't the only questions a parent needs to answer. It may be important for you to discuss the decision with your children, parents, partner and your childrens current teacher or carer, everyone may produce different points, but most will be valid and help add to your final decision.
One of the most important decisions you have to make as a parent is where to send your child to school. Do you choose religious or not? Public or private? Is it a matter of getting-what-you-pay-for? Do you send your child to the same school as their friends?
Choosing a school is a dilemma for all parents, a dilemma that can be experienced many times throughout the schooling life of a child. Every parent wants to give their child the best opportunities that are available, although parents can be limited in their options by finances, convenience and locality. Choosing a school can be a stressful task. To explore the pressure on families to find the 'right' school, Associate Professor Craig Campbell, Dr. Helen Proctor and Professor Geoffrey Sherington have written the book, 'School Choice', which shows how parents negotiate the new school market in Australia.
What are some of your favourite products for kids? It is so hard to choose a product because there are so many on the market! The only way to find the best product is real advice from a trust friend or family member because there are so many false, misleading claims on the bottles! There are a cople of tips to remember when choosing a product for a child; first one is to use fewer products as infrequently as possible, the second tip is to not trust the claims on the bottle, check the ingredients and listen to friends and family. If the product is for a child to use the rule of thumb is to buy a fragrance free product.
Over-parenting, it does exist and you can avoid it! But how do we know if we are over-parenting? Carl Honore, a writer and commentator of London, explains in his new book Under Pressure. Honore explains that you can help your children grow up happily and successfully without pushing them too hard. Overparenting can be talking for your kids, solving their problems or doing their work when they can confidently and correctly do it themself. Are you the parent screaming at the football field? The parent locking your kid into the backyard to practice that perfect shot? The parent answering questions asked to your child?
Mothers-in-law are for life, not just for Christmas! As long as you stick with your current husband, you're stuck with your current mother-in-law too. If you think your mother-in-law is a horror, a new book by first time author Leah Bryan - Horror Mothers-In-Law... and you thought yours was bad! - may help you put things into perspective and give you a good laugh along the way. Ms Bryan interviewed 79 people to reveal these personal accounts of real-life mothers-in-law and actual events that will make you gasp. This is an amazing book that will not leave you disappointed. It is full of shock, laughs and amazing stories. If you think you have had bad experiences with your horror mother in law we would all love you to here your story.