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Expectant Parents’ Play with Doll Predicts Later Parenting Behaviour September 17, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Having expectant parents role-play interacting with an infant using a doll can help predict which couples may be headed for co-parenting conflicts when their baby arrives. Researchers videotaped 182 couples in the third trimester of pregnancy while they played with ... Read More »

New guidelines to help families impacted by stillbirth
New guidelines to help families impacted by stillbirth September 11, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The quality of care being provided to families affected by stillbirth is set to improve across Australia following new research by the University of Adelaide’s Joanna Briggs Institute. In a project funded by the Stillbirth Foundation Australia, researchers at the ... Read More »

Help to navigate divorce
Help to navigate divorce September 10, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Divorce doesn’t have to spell disaster for children or their parents, says the author of a University of Queensland program designed to help families after separation. Triple P founder and co-author of UQ’s 12-week Family Transitions Triple P program Professor ... Read More »

Groups, communities help new parents cope
Groups, communities help new parents cope September 9, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Parenthood is a significant life transition; a time often experienced by new parents as overwhelming and emotionally and physically exhausting – and new research into families in Perth’s newer suburbs suggests that mothers’ groups and play groups play a vital ... Read More »

Safe sleeping pod for babies gains funding boost
Safe sleeping pod for babies gains funding boost September 8, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

An award-winning University of the Sunshine Coast program that provides portable safe sleeping places for at-risk Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander babies has gained a funding boost of $143,560. USC Professor of Nursing Jeanine Young said the funding, provided through ... Read More »

How parents juggle work hours may influence kids’ weight
How parents juggle work hours may influence kids’ weight September 4, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The way parents balance their work schedules may affect their adolescent children’s eating habits, according to Penn State researchers. Those schedules may be even more important than the number of hours the parents spend at work, said Molly Martin, associate professor ... Read More »

Mums trust mums on the net: Australian study
Mums trust mums on the net: Australian study August 28, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Facebook groups for mothers are overtaking the traditional mums-and-bubs and playgroup environments as a source of trusted advice, and offers a largely untapped marketing tool for businesses wanting to sell their products, an Australian study has found. QUT educationalist Dr Rebecca ... Read More »

Literacy and Numeracy Week: 25-31 August
Literacy and Numeracy Week: 25-31 August August 24, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A simple message for parents who want to set their children up for academic success: it’s never too early to start supporting your child toward reading and writing. ECU Early Childhood Studies Professor, Caroline Barratt-Pugh says talking to children and ... Read More »

New Victorian Breastfeeding Guidelines
New Victorian Breastfeeding Guidelines August 19, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

New Victorian Breastfeeding Guidelines have been released to protect, promote and support breastfeeding mothers across the state. The guidelines were developed by La Trobe University’s Judith Lumley Centre in partnership with the Royal Women’s Hospital and the Department of Education ... Read More »

Father’s role in supporting mothers to breastfeed
Father’s role in supporting mothers to breastfeed August 12, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The role of fathers in supporting breastfeeding is much more important than originally thought, new research has found. The research, conducted at the University of Tasmania and funded by the Tasmanian Early Years Foundation (TEYF), found fathers were actively involved ... Read More »







 
 
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