April 28, 2016
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Why your kids should play team sports

If you want your kids to grow up to be confident, well-adjusted adults, then team sports can be part of the solution. ‘When you play a team sport you learn that it doesn’t just come down to the best player’, says Ross Morrison, a sports expert with the NSW Department of Education and Communities. ‘It comes down to working as a team, accepting decisions and understanding that people have different abilities’. Playing a team sport provides kids with important lessons in personal values, Ross says. ‘Kids learn that things aren’t going to go their way all the time, and that […]
March 31, 2016
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Why Wi-Fi won’t give your kids cancer

I recently caught up with a friend of mine who has a young child and he asked me my opinion on the claim that Wi-Fi is dangerous for kids. I’ve heard this concern from a number of different people, so decided to do some more detailed investigation. A recent blog post in Forbes, by Robert Szczerba citing a study that suggests Wi-Fi exposure is more dangerous to kids than previously thought went viral. However, a week later another article in Forbes outlined why the first article was completely wrong. The author of the second article, Steven Salzberg, had a closer […]
January 14, 2016
HIdden Sugars

A fun and easy way to avoid the danger of ‘hidden’ sugars

It’s been over 10 years since Morgan Spurlock existed on just McDonald’s for a month in the groundbreaking film, ‘Super Size Me’. Now, Australian TV actor and filmmaker Damon Gameau stars in ‘That Sugar Film’, in which he exists on ‘healthy’ low-fat food with a high sugar content for 60 days. The results are more shocking than anyone could have expected. Within three weeks, the previously healthy Damon was feeling terrible all the time, lethargic and snapping at the slightest thing. A visit to the doctor confirmed the worst – he had the beginnings of fatty liver disease. Gameau didn’t […]