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‘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 »

Participants sought for study on caring for a child using Insulin Pump Therapy
Participants sought for study on caring for a child using Insulin Pump Therapy April 9, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Are you interested in being part of a study on using Insulin Pump Therapy? The Paediatric & Adolescent iNsulin Pump Decision Aid – a novel intervention Project, is run by the Paediatric Diabetes Centre, Royal Hobart Hospital & School of Nursing ... Read More »

Testing treatments for children’s behaviour disorders
Testing treatments for children’s behaviour disorders April 8, 2015 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Most parents have times when their defiant, argumentative child seems like an antagonistic alien. Hostile, boundary-pushing behaviour is usually part of normal childhood development. However, when the behaviour isn’t transient, when it’s intense and relentless, when it disrupts the family ... Read More »

Smoking in front of your kids may increase their risk of heart disease as adults
Smoking in front of your kids may increase their risk of heart disease as adults April 7, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Kids exposed to their parents’ smoking may have a higher risk of developing heart disease in adulthood than those whose parents didn’t smoke, according to research in the American Heart Association journal Circulation. The study’s results add to the growing ... Read More »

Don’t let sweet treats leave a sour taste this Easter
Don’t let sweet treats leave a sour taste this Easter April 6, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Waking to a chocolate egg or two on Easter Sunday is a pleasure most children look forward to, but parents are advised to be moderate and not shower kids with a mountain of chocolate they will be eating for weeks ... Read More »







 
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