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Mindful parenting reduces child stress
Mindful parenting reduces child stress February 11, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Mindfulness in parenting significantly reduces children’s stress levels, according to a new study by the University of Melbourne’s Director of Positive Psychology, Professor Lea Waters. While mindfulness – a present-focused, open and non-judgmental state of attention – has become a ... Read More »

The ABCs of healthy school lunch box preparation
The ABCs of healthy school lunch box preparation February 9, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Most Queensland children have started their 2016 school year so school lunches are back on the agenda and a QUT expert has some timely advice for parents on how to make them both healthy and appealing. Professor Lynne Daniels, head ... Read More »

Changes recommended in bullying report
Changes recommended in bullying report February 8, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Creating a criminal offence to cover common bullying behaviours is one of 15 recommendations in a report released today by the Tasmanian Law Reform Institute. Instances of suicides attributed to bullying have strengthened community desire to ensure that the seriousness ... Read More »

Reading as vital as vaccination to build a smarter Australia
Reading as vital as vaccination to build a smarter Australia February 6, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Murdoch Childrens Research Institute has partnered with News Corp Australia to encourage Australian parents to help ‘raise a reader’ after new research reveals one in five children who started school this year don’t have the skills to learn properly. 20% ... Read More »

Keep calm, big school is coming
Keep calm, big school is coming January 28, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Professor Bob Perry from the School of Education at CSU in Albury-Wodonga is encouraging parents to use the next couple of weeks to help prepare their child socially and emotionally for starting primary school. “Parents should be trying to make ... Read More »

Beat the heat and stay healthy
Beat the heat and stay healthy January 27, 2016 (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

With the mercury rising over summer, Charles Sturt University (CSU) lecturer, Mr Joe Acker has some advice for staying healthy and safe in the heat. Mr Acker, who is a senior lecturer in paramedics based at CSU in Port Macquarie, ... Read More »

Prepping your Preppie for the start of their school life
Prepping your Preppie for the start of their school life January 26, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

With a new school year set to start, Professor Christine Ure, Head of School in the Faculty of Arts and Education, has some timely words of advice for parents of prep children in 2016. Professor Ure explained that there are ... Read More »

Free online healthy lifestyle program – PEACH – has been launched
Free online healthy lifestyle program – PEACH – has been launched January 25, 2016 (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

The online version of the Queensland Government-funded PEACH (Parenting, Eating and Activity for Child Health) program will be offered as an alternative format to face-to-face sessions and will feature 10 interactive sessions, a parent forum and ‘live-chats’. Face-to-face sessions, meanwhile, ... Read More »

Importance of universal newborn hearing screening
Importance of universal newborn hearing screening January 23, 2016 (1 votes, average: 3.00 out of 5)

The findings from the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute study have demonstrated the success of universal newborn hearing screening (UNHS). Researchers found that hearing loss was detected on average eight months earlier in children who had undergone UNHS, than those who ... Read More »

Australia’s attitude problem to maths
Australia’s attitude problem to maths January 22, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A new report revealing literacy and numeracy deficiencies in Australian workplaces highlights the need to change our attitude to mathematics, according to a leading educator from Western Sydney University. Associate Professor Catherine Attard from the School of Education is the ... Read More »







 
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