parenting

From Gender Neutral to Gender Specific

A longitudinal study in 1990’s England looked at toy choice and childhood behaviour as a predictor of sexuality. You can read about the study here. There has been discussion about the trans movement, in part, being homophobic. The transitioning to the sex that your behaviour more typically represents has been motivated, by some, as a …

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Child of Mines

The following poem is based on this news article about lead levels in Mount Isa children and a community service ‘living with lead’ advert from the lead alliance. It is clear lead is a health risk, especially for small children and babies, and pregnant and breastfeeding women.  Mount Isa mines zinc, lead, copper and silver. It …

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You are My Sunshine – a threat if ever I heard one!

“I’ll always love you and make you happy If you will only say the same But if you leave me and love another You’ll regret it all some day” lyrics from ‘You are My Sunshine’   In Australia, it is estimated that one woman a week is killed by the man who once declared his …

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My baby is tired, but it is not sleep time. Should I give her coffee?

My baby is tired but it’s not sleeptime Should I give her coffee? My toddler won’t eat his greens He only wants some toffee My child wants to smoke cigarettes Is it ok if they’re mild? The kids want to play with guns They’re just being wild! My tween would like to make a toast …

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