Meet Beautiful Aussie Actress Zoe Tuckwell Smith

In her interview with Sophie for CareforKids.com.au, Zoe talks about her life, family time and her first year as a mum. Zoe Tuckwell Smith is one of Australia's best-loved young actresses. Best known for her leading role in Winners & Losers, she has appeared in many films and TV series including Home & Away, All … Continue reading Meet Beautiful Aussie Actress Zoe Tuckwell Smith

Do you know your apps from your elbow?

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Help is at hand for IT Un-Savvy Parents!

It’s definitely a 21st century problem: Our kids know way more about technology than we do, and it’s time we did something about it. So says Yvette Adams, mum of two and author of new guide, “No Kidding: Why Our Kids Know More About Technology Than Us and What We Can Do About It?”

According to Adams, today’s kids are intuitively able to figure out every device, app, game and social network that comes their way. Just hand a tablet or a smartphone to a toddler, and watch what happens. They instantly, intuitively know what to do with it.

Children under two can already master laptops, smart phones and tablets with ease. My nine-year-old daughter said the other day: “It’s really funny watching old people try to use things like iPads.” And by old I hope she means anyone over 70, but…

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Loom rage!

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Has Your Child Been Possessed by the Loom Devil?

By Sophie Cross

Rainbow loom bands are taking over the world. Literally. They are apparently one of the most popular trends since EVER, and the money-spinner of the moment for every discount store, toyshop and street trader. They are appearing in practically every playground in the world.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been photographed wearing them, as have David Beckham, Miley Cyrus and Harry Styles.

They are the eighth best-selling toy of all time on Amazon and a ridiculously cheap fad in comparison to XBox, DS games and other expensive computer games.

But these cheap and colourful little bands are taking over in more ways than one. Personally everywhere I look in my house and the garden I can guarantee I will find at least 20 loom bands. They get EVERYWHERE. They’re down the sofas, in the floorboards, drawers…

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Nits! The four letter word every mum dreads!

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It’s back to school time, which means it’s NIT SEASON!

Are you itching already?! No? Well, read on.

Head lice, commonly known as “nits” or “cooties” if you’re in the USA are the most incredibly frustrating and annoying little insects, that will, at some point, be the bane of every mother’s life.

The head louse is a tiny greyish-brown insect, about 2.5mm long. These little critters cling onto hair and are usually found in the scalp. They live on the blood of their generous host – your child! The female lays eggs that are attached to hair, close to the scalp and can be very difficult to remove. The baby louse hatches after about a week and leaves a little white eggshell on the hair, which is called a “nit”.

No matter how clean your child’s hair, he or she will not escape lice. In fact the greasier and dirtier…

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