child behaviour

Changes recommended in bullying report
Changes recommended in bullying report February 8, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Creating a criminal offence to cover common bullying behaviours is one of 15 recommendations in a report released today by the Tasmanian Law Reform Institute. Instances of suicides attributed to bullying have strengthened community desire to ensure that the seriousness ... Read More »

What’s a teacher’s tipping point? Study researches teachers’ reasons to refer anxious children
What’s a teacher’s tipping point? Study researches teachers’ reasons to refer anxious children February 7, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Teachers of primary-aged children who demonstrate excessive anxiety often won’t refer a child for help unless there is enough support provided within a school, a new QUT study has revealed. As more than 530,000 Queensland primary school students headed back ... Read More »

Prepping your Preppie for the start of their school life
Prepping your Preppie for the start of their school life January 26, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

With a new school year set to start, Professor Christine Ure, Head of School in the Faculty of Arts and Education, has some timely words of advice for parents of prep children in 2016. Professor Ure explained that there are ... Read More »

Australia’s attitude problem to maths
Australia’s attitude problem to maths January 22, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A new report revealing literacy and numeracy deficiencies in Australian workplaces highlights the need to change our attitude to mathematics, according to a leading educator from Western Sydney University. Associate Professor Catherine Attard from the School of Education is the ... Read More »

Light exposure and kids’ weight
Light exposure and kids’ weight January 14, 2016 (3 votes, average: 4.33 out of 5)

A world-first study revealing light exposure plays a role in the weight of preschool children has been published by international research journal PLOS ONE. PhD student Cassandra Pattinson and colleagues Simon Smith, Alicia Allan, Sally Staton and Karen Thorpe studied ... Read More »

Childhood family breakups harder on girls’ health
Childhood family breakups harder on girls’ health January 5, 2016 (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

A childhood family breakup can have long-term negative consequences for the children. Recent University of Illinois research looks at overall health, depression, and smoking as a health-related behaviour and finds that, for girls, all three are worse. “Girls’ health is ... Read More »

Learning to read infant hunger cues
Learning to read infant hunger cues November 19, 2015 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Obesity is the second highest contributor to poor health and premature death in Australia and it’s on the rise, according to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. In 2012, almost two in three adults (or 63%) were overweight or ... Read More »

Dealing with online and offline bullying
Dealing with online and offline bullying November 11, 2015 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Fast Facts Bullying is an ongoing attempt to intimidate, hurt, belittle and isolate the individual or group. Children who are more likely to bully others often experience power imbalances and aggression from those closest to them. Bullying is difficult to ... Read More »

Children in care are at greater risk academically
Children in care are at greater risk academically November 6, 2015 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Children in care are less likely to achieve nationally agreed literacy and numeracy standards when compared with all students in Australia, according to a new report released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). ‘Children in care’ ... Read More »

‘Bonding’ hormone benefits children with autism
‘Bonding’ hormone benefits children with autism November 5, 2015 (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

A five week treatment with the synthetic hormone oxytocin significantly improved social, emotional and behavioural issues among young children with autism, according to University of Sydney research. The study led by researchers at the university’s Brain and Mind Centre is ... Read More »







 
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