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Remember when you believed anything and everything?
Remember when you believed anything and everything? July 30, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Children’s tendencies to being tricked, fooled and misled by their peers are being investigated by researchers from The University of Western Australia. And the researchers want parents of primary school-aged children across Australia to help in their study. Rebecca Seward ... Read More »

Sugary drinks and fatty foods impact on childhood obesity
Sugary drinks and fatty foods impact on childhood obesity July 29, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A Deakin University study provides the strongest evidence yet that sugary drinks and fatty foods are linked to the growing rate of obesity in Australian children. Deakin health researchers examined the data from a study of more than 4000 children ... Read More »

Improving literacy and numeracy teaching
Improving literacy and numeracy teaching July 28, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Researchers at the Faculty of Education at the University of Western Australia are working on a research project that seeks to improve the Writing performance assessment component of the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN). The project, led ... Read More »

Everyday foods pushing the salt intake of toddlers to excessive levels
Everyday foods pushing the salt intake of toddlers to excessive levels July 27, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

More than half of Australian toddlers have excessive salt intakes putting them at risk of high blood pressure, stroke and coronary heart disease in later life. Researchers with Deakin University’s Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research (C-PAN) studied the diets of ... Read More »

Connection to school can be a lifesaver for marginalised kids
Connection to school can be a lifesaver for marginalised kids July 23, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

National Children’s Commissioner from the Australian Human Rights Commission, Megan Mitchell says children’s sense of connection to a nurturing school community can offer protection from risky adolescent behaviours. In a speech to be presented by UniSA’s Hawke Centre to launch ... Read More »

Handwriting’s relevance in a digital world
Handwriting’s relevance in a digital world July 22, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The making of graphic marks in the form of letters was one of the first activities of early humans. Written words are the visual representation of our spoken language, and handwriting is a personal representation of the diversity of language. ... Read More »

Strategic program helps families counter depression and anxiety
Strategic program helps families counter depression and anxiety July 20, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A new program aimed at reducing the impact of parents’ anxiety or depression on the family is being trialled in Australia. The Let’s Talk about Children program is being offered to parents by researchers at the Krongold Centre at Monash University. The program, developed ... Read More »

Children of same-sex attracted parents doing well in the face of stigma – latest results
Children of same-sex attracted parents doing well in the face of stigma – latest results July 19, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Children of same-sex attracted parents have above average health and wellbeing, according to groundbreaking University of Melbourne research published in the journal BMC Public Health. However, the study also warned stigma was an ongoing challenge for these children, and could ... Read More »

Only men have muscles: boys’ ideas of being a man
Only men have muscles: boys’ ideas of being a man July 15, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Schools are being urged to include both girls and boys in body image awareness, following a new Flinders University study which reveals boys believe they need to be big, strong and muscular to be a man. The research – published ... Read More »

Lifting the lid on the Qld lunchbox
Lifting the lid on the Qld lunchbox July 13, 2014 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The challenges faced by parents when preparing school lunchboxes are highlighted by a new study at Griffith University. A survey of Queensland mums and dads shows vegetables are conspicuous by their absence from the typical lunchbox as parents wrestle with ... Read More »







 
 
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