The head louse is usually relatively harmless and more of a nuisance than a disease.
We humans think we sit on top of the food chain, but the pediculosis capitis mite – the head louse – sits above us, on the top of our heads.
Awareness campaigns encourage perfectionism and unwarranted personal responsibility for events over which new mums may have little control.
Fear-based messages from practitioners and awareness campaigns encourage perfectionism and unwarranted personal responsibility for events over which new mums may have little control.
Thanks to IVF and donor conception, infertile couples, single women and lesbian couples now have a better chance at starting families. But how does it all work? Ask the experts here.
Trouble on the way.
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By limiting financial support to smaller families, the government is doing its best to stop undesirables from reproducing.
Parental responsibilities may motivate people with mental illnesses to remain in treatment.
By better supporting at-risk families we can prevent the 'transmission' of mental illness from parents to children.
Cory Bernardi is a vocal opponent of same-sex marriage, saying children do best when they are raised by both a mother and a father.
Liberal senator Cory Bernardi, a vocal opponent of same-sex marriage, has said that "the very best thing" for the development of a child is to have a mum and a dad. What does the research say?
Many children are raised by and form strong parental attachments with adults they’re not genetically related to.
Most heterosexual parents who conceive via donor conception never tell their children.
Life is naturally sunny for the ‘happy mother’ of social mythology, which makes it doubly difficult for mums when they are miserable.
Women are supposed to be happy about motherhood – if they're not their parenting is open to question. We have seen a 'Parenting Hate' backlash against this, but what's needed most is better social support.
Have you heard of attachment theory?
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Attachment theory can help in understanding some disruptive class behaviour.
All smiles - but who’s watching what they’re watching?
Should 'think of the children' ever come to the point of spying on teenagers?
Moms are in a position to either encourage or discourage help from their spouses.
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Moms don't have to be designated worriers.
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Why the modern role of men as fathers is something we must embrace.
During the first few minutes after birth a baby can receive 80-100 millilitres of blood – nearly a third of their blood volume.
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One of the most common surgical procedures undertaken in the world today – one that every human alive has undergone – is the clamping and cutting of the umbilical cord at birth.
Does training relentlessly and regularly lead to greatness?
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Parents want to simultaneously support and push their kids. But when it comes to sports, this mentality can backfire in subtle ways.
Look, here’s mummy!
Whether you are over-protective or more laissez-faire, the chances are that someone, somewhere will be criticising your parenting style.
You don’t share your phone with strangers Mum, so I’m not sharing my doll with her.
Should we teach our kids to share their things considering adults don't share their possessions? Shouldn't kids be taught not to use things that aren't theirs? Maybe we should just let them figure things out for themselves.
The claim that same-sex marriage harms children doesn’t stack up against the current evidence.
A central argument made against same-sex marriage is that children born into these marriages will be disadvantaged: they will grow up with inappropriate gender role modelling and be bullied at school.
At the youth level, the long-term effects of football hits aren’t known.
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When pro football players like Chris Borland quit, it should send a strong message to parents. But there are a host of issues, besides health, to consider.
It’s none of our business what Elton John and David Furnish’s kids’ birth certificates say.
There’s nothing to start a debate like Germaine Greer letting fly. This time it was about Elton John’s family.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are supporting their daughter Shiloh’s decision to be called John.
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If you want to know a child's gender, just ask them and then listen to the answer.