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Stages of Parent-Infant Attachment Bonds

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This is the first in a series of three UA Matters posts focusing on the importance of parent-infant attachment bonds, as well as specific ways fathers can develop a stronger bond with baby. (by Dr. Mary Elizabeth Curtner-Smith) What is a parent-infant attachment bond? An attachment is an enduring emotional bond between two people. It is that euphoric, deep love that parents feel for their baby. It lasts a lifetime, and it exists when the two people are separated by distance and even by death. The primary purpose of attachment is to motivate the adult to meet the infant’s survival needs. It also causes the infant to want to be close to his parent. Another purpose of attachment is to provide...

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Herald Sun Christmas Gift Guide

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Check out the Herald Sun Christmas Gift Guide for some inspiration, our "Monster" gets a gig in the kids section but there are plenty of ideas for everyone. Not long to go!

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School starting age

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Food for thought, but can't see our education ministers (Federal or State) taking much notice any time soon. Considering our OECD education ranking is slipping we need to start changing our system and perhaps from the bottom up. http://www.cam.ac.uk/research/discussion/school-starting-age-the-evidence

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Ethical toys that don’t cost the earth

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Some ethical toy ideas you might like in this article from Daily Life by Amy Richardson, and yes, we do get a mention. http://www.dailylife.com.au/life-and-love/dl-home/ethical-toys-that-dont-cost-the-earth-20160601-gp96q2.html 

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Gift Card and Wrapping

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You can now select to have your purchases gift wrapped with classic brown kraft and natural jute. Get us to write your message to the recipient on one of our quirky gift cards if you are sending it direct, or we will include a blank card in the package. Just select the Gift Wrapped image in the catalog and add it to your basket.

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