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New Sleep Durations Recommended
New Sleep Durations Recommended February 21, 2015 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The US National Sleep Foundation (NSF), along with a multi-disciplinary expert panel, issued its new recommendations for appropriate sleep durations. The report recommends wider appropriate sleep ranges for most age groups. The results are published in Sleep Health: The Journal ... Read More »

Parenting & depression study: Fathers are at risk, too
Parenting & depression study: Fathers are at risk, too February 20, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

In stressful family circumstances, parenthood sometimes take a bigger toll on fathers’ mental health. Scholars at Brigham Young University and Princeton conducted research that gives a better look at how various types of parents experience stress. One finding of the ... Read More »

Hearing parents: research to examine effective school relationships
Hearing parents: research to examine effective school relationships February 19, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The relationship between parents and schools is in the spotlight as part of new research at Charles Sturt University (CSU). Graduate Certificate (Educational Research) student Kathryn Dalton is currently researching the relationship between parents, guardians and carers, and schools to ... Read More »

Meal planning creates most stress for working mums
Meal planning creates most stress for working mums February 17, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

New Flinders research shows planning dinners creates more stress for working mums than cooking itself. What’s for dinner mum? A seemingly harmless questioned asked by millions of children every day is actually the most stressful part of food-related jobs for ... Read More »

Apps add up for young students
Apps add up for young students February 11, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

As school returns after the summer break, a University of Western Sydney academic is urging parents to help inspire the next generation of Australian mathematicians by taking advantage of apps and encouraging their children through the fun, hands-on math riddles ... Read More »

Marital tension between mom and dad can harm each parent’s bond with child
Marital tension between mom and dad can harm each parent’s bond with child February 10, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Children suffer consequences, too, when mom and dad argue or have tension in their relationship, experts warn. Dads, in particular, let the negative emotions and tension from their marriage spill over and harm the bond they have with their child, ... Read More »

Lessons for school transition
Lessons for school transition February 4, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The transition from primary to high school can be a stressful period for students, but ECU’s School of Education lecturer Mandie Shean says there are ways parents can help to make the move as smooth as possible. Role for parents ... Read More »

The ABCs of healthy school lunch box preparation
The ABCs of healthy school lunch box preparation February 1, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

With the 2015 school year starting, for most Queensland children school lunches are once again on the agenda and a QUT expert has some timely advice for parents on how to make them both healthy and enticing. Dr Helen Vidgen, ... Read More »

Ethics of school-based immunisation programs examined
Ethics of school-based immunisation programs examined January 30, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

University of Adelaide researchers and their government and industry partners have identified a range of ethical issues with high school-based immunisation programs in South Australia. School-based immunisation programs are commonly run in Australia and in other countries around the world, ... Read More »

Back to school anxiety for families with children affected by food allergy
Back to school anxiety for families with children affected by food allergy January 28, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

For families who have children with food allergy, the transition to school after the summer holidays can be an extremely emotional experience. A pilot study conducted by the University of Western Sydney into Starting School with Food has provided valuable ... Read More »







 
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