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Top reading tips for toddlers
Top reading tips for toddlers September 18, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

It’s never too early to start reading with your children. Edith Cowan University education researchers have a simple message for parents who want to set their children up for academic success: it’s never too early to start supporting your child ... Read More »

Expectant Parents’ Play with Doll Predicts Later Parenting Behaviour September 17, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Having expectant parents role-play interacting with an infant using a doll can help predict which couples may be headed for co-parenting conflicts when their baby arrives. Researchers videotaped 182 couples in the third trimester of pregnancy while they played with ... Read More »

Intervention needed for survivors of childhood burns
Intervention needed for survivors of childhood burns September 16, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Adults who were hospitalised for a burn as a child experience higher than usual rates of depression and suicidal thoughts, according to new research at the University of Adelaide. Australia’s first 30-year follow up of childhood burns victims has been ... Read More »

Top reading tips for parents of primary school children
Top reading tips for parents of primary school children September 15, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Children should be encouraged to read widely. Primary School is a crucial period for children to develop reading and writing skills. Edith Cowan University (ECU) education researchers say the best thing parents can do to support their children’s learning is ... Read More »

Parents, listen next time your baby babbles
Parents, listen next time your baby babbles September 14, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

University of Iowa study finds how parents respond to their infant’s babbling can speed the child’s language development. What researchers discovered is infants whose mothers responded to what they thought their babies were saying, showed an increase in developmentally advanced, ... Read More »

Family Dinners Good for Teens’ Mental Health, Could Protect From Cyberbullying
Family Dinners Good for Teens’ Mental Health, Could Protect From Cyberbullying September 13, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Cyberbullying was associated with mental health and substance use problems in adolescents but family dinners may help protect teens from the consequences of cyberbullying and also be beneficial for their mental health. Background About 1 in 5 adolescents has experienced ... Read More »

Role for parents in high school English lessons
Role for parents in high school English lessons September 12, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The sheer range of texts their children study over the course of a year in a high school English class can be daunting for parents. Children could study Shakespeare, The Simpsons and World of Warcraft all in a single term. ... Read More »

New guidelines to help families impacted by stillbirth
New guidelines to help families impacted by stillbirth September 11, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The quality of care being provided to families affected by stillbirth is set to improve across Australia following new research by the University of Adelaide’s Joanna Briggs Institute. In a project funded by the Stillbirth Foundation Australia, researchers at the ... Read More »

Help to navigate divorce
Help to navigate divorce September 10, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Divorce doesn’t have to spell disaster for children or their parents, says the author of a University of Queensland program designed to help families after separation. Triple P founder and co-author of UQ’s 12-week Family Transitions Triple P program Professor ... Read More »

Groups, communities help new parents cope
Groups, communities help new parents cope September 9, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Parenthood is a significant life transition; a time often experienced by new parents as overwhelming and emotionally and physically exhausting – and new research into families in Perth’s newer suburbs suggests that mothers’ groups and play groups play a vital ... Read More »







 
 
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