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Parents spank kids more often than they admit
Parents spank kids more often than they admit April 23, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A new study based on real-time audio recordings of parents practicing corporal punishment discovered that spanking was far more common than parents admit, that children were hit for trivial misdeeds and that children then misbehaved within 10 minutes of being ... Read More »

How mothers help children explore right and wrong
How mothers help children explore right and wrong April 18, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

There’s no question that mothers want their children to grow up to be good people — but less is known about how they actually help their offspring sort out different types of moral issues. According to a new study published ... Read More »

Teen binge drinking influenced by adults
Teen binge drinking influenced by adults April 17, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Teenage binge drinking is influenced heavily by the role of adults in endorsing and facilitating unsafe behaviours, according to a study by researchers at The University of Western Australia Business School. The study, selected as one of three Highly Commended ... Read More »

League heroes star in children’s book series
League heroes star in children’s book series April 16, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Some of the biggest names in rugby league are profiled in the latest installment of Legends of League – the successful book series developed by ACU researcher Suzan Hirsch to encourage kids to read. Suzan, a specialist in literacy for ... Read More »

Not enough sleep and too much screen time linked to childhood obesity
Not enough sleep and too much screen time linked to childhood obesity April 14, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The study, which examined the sleep habits of Australian children aged 4-8, revealed children who sleep less than their peers could be at risk of obesity. “We found that shorter sleep durations predicted higher BMIs (body mass index), which is ... Read More »

Happy, healthy children develop on the playing field
Happy, healthy children develop on the playing field April 13, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Playing a team sport at an early age can improve the health and wellbeing of children, particularly for young girls. Girls who take up a team sport before the age of eight and continue for at least two years are ... Read More »

Childhood obesity not linked to nutrition knowledge
Childhood obesity not linked to nutrition knowledge April 12, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

University of the Sunshine Coast Psychology research into obesity in infants and toddlers has found that a mother’s nutrition knowledge has no effect on her, or her child’s, weight. USC student Chelsea Sutherland’s recently-completed Honours research found that the only ... Read More »

Parents urged to be safer with baby slings
Parents urged to be safer with baby slings April 8, 2014 (2 votes, average: 4.50 out of 5)

With three deaths in Australia associated with baby slings and a new QUT study finding almost one in 20 infants have been injured or narrowly avoided injury in slings, researchers are working with the Office of Fair Trading Queensland to ... Read More »

Should I raise my kids bilingually?
Should I raise my kids bilingually? April 6, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

As one in four Australians is now born outside of Australia, many children are growing up with other languages spoken at home. Should parents speak to their child in their first language, or attempt to speak to them in English? ... Read More »

Four in 10 infants lack strong parental attachments
Four in 10 infants lack strong parental attachments April 5, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

In a study of 14,000 U.S. children, 40% lack strong emotional bonds — what psychologists call “secure attachment” — with their parents that are crucial to success later in life, according to a new report. The researchers found that these ... Read More »







 
 
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