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Strategic program helps families counter depression and anxiety
Strategic program helps families counter depression and anxiety July 20, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A new program aimed at reducing the impact of parents’ anxiety or depression on the family is being trialled in Australia. The Let’s Talk about Children program is being offered to parents by researchers at the Krongold Centre at Monash University. The program, developed ... Read More »

Lifting the lid on the Qld lunchbox
Lifting the lid on the Qld lunchbox July 13, 2014 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The challenges faced by parents when preparing school lunchboxes are highlighted by a new study at Griffith University. A survey of Queensland mums and dads shows vegetables are conspicuous by their absence from the typical lunchbox as parents wrestle with ... Read More »

Service helps mediate family break-ups
Service helps mediate family break-ups July 11, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Family break-ups can be messy. Resolving disputes is often emotional, costly and despite good intentions the child’s best interests get forgotten in the fight. A new QUT Family Mediation Service, being trialed in Brisbane by QUT Health Clinics, offers a solution to ... Read More »

Families can play key role against bullying
Families can play key role against bullying July 7, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A University of Queensland study has shown that families can be more effective in protecting children from bullying than school-based strategies alone. The findings, to be published in the journal Behavior Therapy, show that parents can actively help their children ... Read More »

Mild technology use doesn’t disrupt sleep
Mild technology use doesn’t disrupt sleep June 30, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Video games, iPhones and iPads are the usual culprits to blame for causing sleep problems in teenagers, yet Flinders University clinical psychologist Michael Gradisar says moderate technology use doesn’t significantly interfere with a good night’s sleep. Based on a series of studies ... Read More »

New study challenges myth that texting affects children’s grammar and spelling
New study challenges myth that texting affects children’s grammar and spelling June 27, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Researchers have discovered that the use of “textisms” does not appear to negatively impact the development of children’s grammar and spelling. The study, which was carried out by researchers at the University of Tasmania and Coventry University UK and published ... Read More »

Project to help mother-daughter communication
Project to help mother-daughter communication June 26, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A University of the Sunshine Coast Psychology project aims to take the angst out of adolescence for mothers and daughters across the region. The latest stage of the Knowing You Knowing Me research project, which has been running for several ... Read More »

Motherhood and childcare: is it just a pain in the back?
Motherhood and childcare: is it just a pain in the back? June 20, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A world-first study by a researcher from The University of Western Australia is calling for volunteers to help unravel why being a mum may cause years of back pain and dysfunction. Occupational bio-mechanist and PhD student Adele Stewart says early ... Read More »

Pester power: Aussie parents fare best
Pester power: Aussie parents fare best June 17, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Most mums and dads know the stress of pester power from their kids when shopping at the supermarket, but research shows Australian parents are doing a better job of saying ‘no’ than their counterparts abroad. Research from the University of ... Read More »

Migrants urged to maintain mother tongue
Migrants urged to maintain mother tongue June 15, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Australia would greatly benefit if children from non-English speaking backgrounds were able to continue learning their first language at school according to Griffith University linguistic experts. Drs Andrea Schalley and Susana Eisenchlas from the School of Languages and Linguistics, said ... Read More »







 
 
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