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League heroes star in children’s book series
League heroes star in children’s book series April 16, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 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 »

Social connections key to happiness for “at-risk” teens
Social connections key to happiness for “at-risk” teens March 31, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

An RMIT University report on the happiness of disadvantaged Australian teenagers has emphasised the vital role of family and friends in mental wellbeing. The research examined the happiness of more than 23,000 “at-risk” Australian youth. While the survey of more ... Read More »

Negative effects of joining a gang last long after gang membership ends
Negative effects of joining a gang last long after gang membership ends March 28, 2014 (2 votes, average: 4.50 out of 5)

Imagine two children, both with the exact same risk factors for joining a gang. As teenagers, one joins a gang, the other doesn’t. Even though the first teen eventually leaves the gang, years later he or she is not only ... Read More »

Electronic Media Use linked to poor outcomes for children
Electronic Media Use linked to poor outcomes for children March 25, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Using electronic media can be a sedentary behaviour and sedentary behaviour is associated with adverse health outcomes and may be detrimental at a very young age. Two new studies have provided further evidence of this. The first used data from ... Read More »







 
 
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