EDITOR’S PICKS

  • One-third of Australian women experience an unintended pregnancy in their lifetime, writes Danielle Mazza, with rates of unintended pregnancy higher among the socio-demographically disadvantaged, and those living in rural areas. One in three of these unintended pregnancies results in abortion, with almost half of women...

  • So much is expected of schools these days. How often do we hear ‘This should be taught in school’? write Dr Ginni Mansberg and Jo Lamble Parent pressure We are seeing an increase in the number of parents who have leader­ship aspirations for their teenager...

  •  Dr Ginni Mansberg and Jo Lamble advise, ‘If you’re considering changing schools, then do lots of research.’ What if a school is just not the best fit for your child? Sometimes a particular school is just not the right place for your child. Your teen...

  • Parents with babies who cry inconsolably for prolonged periods have specific and important needs during this phase of the First Three Months. Finding support Parents who have been through this experience say that the most important help they received includes: Having people who believed how...

  • Tresillian uses responsive settling strategies. The techniques provided here will encourage you to respond promptly and sensitively to your baby’s needs. Tresillian’s settling strategy We use the following cues to signal when to implement our responsive settling strategies: Distress Non-verbal cues States of consciousness Active...

  • David Roy and Jill Duncan report that with more infectious variants of the COVID-19 virus emerging, teachers and students have been required to wear masks in high school classrooms. It was mandatory in Greater Sydney and all of Victoria before the recent switch to remote...

Celebrating Mothers

  • Parents with babies who cry inconsolably for prolonged periods have specific and important needs during this phase of the First Three Months. Finding support Parents who have been through this experience say that the most important help they received includes: Having people who believed how...

  • Tresillian uses responsive settling strategies. The techniques provided here will encourage you to respond promptly and sensitively to your baby’s needs. Tresillian’s settling strategy We use the following cues to signal when to implement our responsive settling strategies: Distress Non-verbal cues States of consciousness Active...

  • Pregnant women in Australia are increasingly having their labours induced rather than giving birth spontaneously – and some without good reason.  Report Hannah Dahlen, Ank de Jonge, Lilian Peters and Soo Downe A large proportion of first time mothers (41.6%) were induced in 2018, when...

  • We love vintage collections that evoke nostalgic childhood memories. Natalie Ritchie explains why her little collection of teacups brings back time well spent with the women in her family. When I was a child, afternoon tea was a place where so many good things came...

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