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Five tips for parental guilt
Five tips for parental guilt August 27, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Do you ever feel guilty about your parenting? UQ Triple P Innovation Precinct Head Mr John Pickering shares his top tips on dealing with parental guilt. Read more on The Conversation and listen to his interview on ABC Sydney 702 ... Read More »

Body image concerns not just for girls
Body image concerns not just for girls August 24, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Researchers from ACU’s Institute for Health and Ageing have found that Australian boys as young as eight are trying to lose weight and gain muscle. The year-long study found that boys feel body image pressure just as much as girls, ... Read More »

Want to boost your toddler’s development? Put a toy chicken on your head!
Want to boost your toddler’s development? Put a toy chicken on your head! August 22, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Parents who joke and pretend with their children are teaching them important life skills, research by the University of Sheffield has revealed. The study showed that children as young as 16 months old naturally learn the difference between joking and ... Read More »

Growing greener kids
Growing greener kids August 21, 2015 (1 votes, average: 3.00 out of 5)

In kitchens throughout Australia, many parents are worrying about their children’s diet. Temptation lurks everywhere in an unhealthy mix of readily available junk food and energy drinks, pernicious advertising and the siren call of sedentary activities. What can parents do ... Read More »

Confidence keeps new parents strong
Confidence keeps new parents strong August 16, 2015 (2 votes, average: 4.50 out of 5)

Just months after her daughter Jayne was born, Amelia was a sleep-deprived zombie. Breastfeeding was a nightmare, the baby kept her awake most of the night – and Amelia spiralled into postnatal depression. It’s a familiar story for many new ... Read More »

Autism and ADHD run high in children of chemically intolerant mothers
Autism and ADHD run high in children of chemically intolerant mothers August 11, 2015 (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

A new study from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio found that mothers with chemical intolerances are two to three times more likely than other women to have a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or ... Read More »

Spelling Bee not to be taken seriously
Spelling Bee not to be taken seriously August 10, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The Great Australian Spelling Bee does not translate to real world learning and should not be taken seriously by parents or teachers, according to a Charles Sturt University (CSU) spelling expert. Mrs Tessa Daffern is a higher degree researcher at ... Read More »

Poverty’s most insidious damage is to a child’s brain
Poverty’s most insidious damage is to a child’s brain August 9, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

An alarming 22% of U.S. children live in poverty, which can have long-lasting negative consequences on brain development, emotional health and academic achievement. A new study, published July 20 in JAMA Pediatrics, provides even more compelling evidence that growing up ... Read More »

For Kids with Injured Ankles, Less Treatment May Be More
For Kids with Injured Ankles, Less Treatment May Be More August 5, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Emergency physicians can safely reduce x-rays in children with hurt ankles by as much as 23% and save emergency patients both money and time.  The results of a cost analysis of the Low Risk Ankle Rule (LRAR) were published online ... Read More »

Household happiness and relationships
Household happiness and relationships August 2, 2015 (1 votes, average: 3.00 out of 5)

Australians who live in towns of less than 1,000 residents or rural locations have significantly higher levels of life satisfaction than those living in major cities, according to Australia’s most comprehensive household survey. The Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in ... Read More »







 
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