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The programs aim to influence teens to think seriously about contraception and the consequences of their sexual choices. Mary Sauers/Flickr

Electronic baby simulators could increase, not decrease, teen pregnancy

Electronic baby simulators given to schoolgirls as part of a sex education program may make teenage girls more, not less, likely to become pregnant, a new Australian study has found.
There are lots of theories about why babies cry excessively, but many of the over-the-counter remedies are ineffective. from www.shutterstock.com.au

My baby is crying. Is it colic? How can I help?

Babies cry. A lot. But when does crying become colic, and what can we do about it?
Head lice are an itchy problem to solve. But don’t panic, there are alternatives to insecticides. Cameron Webb

Here’s how you beat ‘indestructible’ head lice

New research confirms what many parents already know: head lice are getting harder to kill. How else can we control these itchy pests plaguing our playgrounds?
Parents are often concerned about the effects of social media on their children’s character. Monkey Business Images/Shuttertock

Is social media messing with children’s morals?

The majority of parents in the UK believe social media harms their children's moral development.
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A day in the digital life of teenagers

We should fret less about what teenagers do with their phones, and spend more time talking to them about what the digital, connected future holds for them.
Tablets were not invented when the original rules on screen time for children were developed. Shutterstock Angela Waye

Is two hours of screen time really too much for kids?

Children's use of screens for fun and education have changed a lot over the years, so why haven't the rules on acceptable screen time kept up?

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