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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 »

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 »

Student test anxiety relieved by new research
Student test anxiety relieved by new research September 7, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

New research suggests letting kids look at exams before they begin can help reduce anxiety and improve performance. Child development researcher and PhD student Myrto Mavilidi, from the Early Start Research Institute at UOW, said that test anxiety is a major threat ... Read More »

Cold kids hot to trot in winter
Cold kids hot to trot in winter September 1, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Children are more active in winter than in spring and summer, a breakthrough Deakin University study has found. The surprise findings by researchers at the University’s Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research (C-PAN) contrasts with previous studies that have concluded that ... Read More »

Quality childcare leads to benefits at school age
Quality childcare leads to benefits at school age August 30, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Children who receive a quality childcare experience at age 2-3 are more likely to be attentive and better able to deal with their emotions as they start school, according to new research from the University of Adelaide. In a study ... Read More »

Easing childhood anxiety at hospital
Easing childhood anxiety at hospital August 27, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

An interactive “storybook” style app is making trips to Gold Coast University Hospital (GCUH) less daunting for children. Kidz@GCU Hospital, which is based specifically on the GCUH experience, allows youngsters to follow the journey of six characters through a hospital ... Read More »

Literacy and Numeracy Week: 25-31 August
Literacy and Numeracy Week: 25-31 August August 24, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

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 toward reading and writing. ECU Early Childhood Studies Professor, Caroline Barratt-Pugh says talking to children and ... Read More »

Correct seat belt use saves children’s lives
Correct seat belt use saves children’s lives August 23, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

9 out of 10 children are seriously or fatally injured in traffic accidents because they are incorrectly restrained or because of loose objects in cars. Correct use of safety equipment will save more lives, according to a new study from ... Read More »

Warning to parents on high acidity drinks
Warning to parents on high acidity drinks August 18, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Dental researchers at the University of Adelaide are warning parents of the dangers of soft drinks, fruit juice, sports drinks and other drinks high in acidity, which form part of a “triple-threat” of permanent damage to young people’s teeth. For ... Read More »







 
 
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