Category Archives: Diet

My son wanted to lose weight. When he told me why, I was speechless.

My son is lanky and lean – a rippling body of bones and muscle and not a skerrick of anything else.  So when he told me he really wanted to drop a couple of kilos, I was ANGRY. My mind … Continue reading

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5 Steps to Increase Kids’ Veggie Eating (evidence from an exciting new study)

It must be just about every parent’s struggle – the constant attempts to increase the vegetable intake of our little bundles o’ joy, through their toddler years and beyond.  Often it starts out fine – many the smug mother of … Continue reading

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Do You Walk the Walk?

A recent New York Times article “Raising a Moral Child” by Adam Grant went viral last month.  In it, he summarised a 1980 study on altruism development in children: “Psychologist J. Philippe Rushton gave 140 elementary- and middle-school-age children tokens … Continue reading

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“Kids on Speed” – Why they didn’t include Diet; and Why I Wouldn’t Rule it Out

Have you been watching the ABC’s three-part series “Kids on Speed” (Thursdays, 8.30pm)? It details a 9-week intervention for four families with children who are suspected of having ADHD.  When the ABC does Reality TV, their point of difference from … Continue reading

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