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Teenagers: They’re not that bad, apparently
Teenagers: They’re not that bad, apparently May 21, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The image of the rebellious teen might be more myth than reality, according to researchers at The University of Queensland’s Parenting and Family Support Centre. Professor Matt Sanders, director of the Parenting and Family Support Centre and founder of the ... Read More »

Nit-picking parents ‘putting kids off sport’
Nit-picking parents ‘putting kids off sport’ May 17, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Dr Sam Elliott found well meaning parents were putting their children under too much pressure. Flinders University research has found that many parents are unwittingly driving their children to quit sport because of intense, post-match grillings. Dr Sam Elliott, who ... Read More »

Why breastfed babies are so smart
Why breastfed babies are so smart May 16, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Loads of studies over the years have shown that children who were breastfed score higher on IQ tests and perform better in school, but the reason why remained unclear. Is it the mother-baby bonding time, something in the milk itself ... Read More »

Parents invited to take part in free AD/HD parenting program
Parents invited to take part in free AD/HD parenting program May 12, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A well-known parenting program will be offered free of charge to parents who have children diagnosed with AD/HD, in evening sessions during the third school term of 2015. Hosted by Macquarie’s Department of Psychology to evaluate the program’s effectiveness, parents ... Read More »

‘Go outside and play’ means different things to kids and parents
‘Go outside and play’ means different things to kids and parents May 4, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

‘Play is children’s work’, it is often said. Children tend to agree because many, when asked about what they are doing at kindy, insist their activity is ‘work’ or ‘building’ or ‘painting’, a QUT study has found. The study, conducted ... Read More »

Try a little self-kindness: help for stressed-out new mums
Try a little self-kindness: help for stressed-out new mums April 29, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

It’s 3am, the baby’s been crying for hours, your partner’s on night shift, no one’s going to appreciate a phone call at this hour for help. You feel you could lose your mind: “This wouldn’t happen to those mothers on ... Read More »

Program helps children with disabilities
Program helps children with disabilities April 23, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Parents of children with developmental disabilities can take heart from new research which shows that a University of Queensland program can reduce serious emotional and behavioural problems. A study by US researchers published in the journal Research in Developmental Disabilities ... Read More »

Project gathering positive results for family’s battling mental illness
Project gathering positive results for family’s battling mental illness April 15, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Faced with these disturbing statistics, a Monash University research project is trialling specific interventions to engage with families and children within specialist mental health and family services. This project is being undertaken as part of the development of a recovery ... Read More »

Impact of Parents’ Military Deployment on Children’s Safety and Mental Health
Impact of Parents’ Military Deployment on Children’s Safety and Mental Health April 12, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A recent study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry reports that following military parents’ return from combat deployment, their children show increased visits for mental healthcare, physical injury, and child maltreatment consults, compared ... Read More »

Hugs Can’t Fix Anxiety from Physical Punishment
Hugs Can’t Fix Anxiety from Physical Punishment April 11, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A loving mom can’t overcome the anxiety and aggression caused by corporal punishment, and her otherwise warm demeanour may make it worse, according to research led by Duke University that was recently published in the Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent ... Read More »







 
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