child behaviour

Bullying in schools: how well is it being addressed?
Bullying in schools: how well is it being addressed? May 14, 2016 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The prevalence of school bullying has reduced in recent years and schools are responding positively to the problem, but a report from the University of South Australia reveals it remains a serious issue and more work is needed at a ... Read More »

Key Piece to Autism Puzzle
Key Piece to Autism Puzzle April 23, 2016 (1 votes, average: 3.00 out of 5)

Where do your eyes focus during a conversation? An innovative study by University of Vermont researchers reveals that for children with autism spectrum disorder, the answer depends on how emotional the conversation is. The study, published in Research in Autism ... Read More »

Get sleep sorted by age 5 to help children settle at school
Get sleep sorted by age 5 to help children settle at school March 29, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A child who soothes themselves back to sleep from an early age adjusts to school more easily than those who don’t, new QUT research has found. The Australian study revealed 1 in 3 children have escalating problems sleeping across birth to five ... Read More »

Family-based counselling increases physical activity and improves diet quality in children
Family-based counselling increases physical activity and improves diet quality in children March 25, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A recent Finnish study showed that individualised and family-based lifestyle counselling helps 6-8-year-old children increase their physical activity levels and improve their diet quality during a two-year follow-up. The results of the study conducted at the University of Eastern Finland ... Read More »

A younger sibling may be good for your child’s health
A younger sibling may be good for your child’s health March 23, 2016 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Becoming a big brother or big sister before first grade may lower a child’s risk of becoming obese, a new study led by the University of Michigan suggests. The birth of a sibling, especially when the child was between about ... Read More »

Psychotherapist Q/A – Expert advice on how to discipline children
Psychotherapist Q/A – Expert advice on how to discipline children March 12, 2016 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Fast Facts: Shaming is not discipline as children can’t distinguish between their impulses or actions and themselves. Shaming condemns the child, not the behaviour, and makes a child feel bad about him or herself.  By communicating with kindness and respect ... Read More »

Dietitian Q/A – Tips from the experts on fussy eaters
Dietitian Q/A – Tips from the experts on fussy eaters March 4, 2016 (4 votes, average: 4.75 out of 5)

Eating can seem like a simple behaviour, when in fact one in two infants and toddlers are reported by their parents to have feeding problems. Up to 40% of children may be fussy eaters or picky eaters for a period of two ... Read More »

Devastating impacts of fetal alcohol syndrome
Devastating impacts of fetal alcohol syndrome March 3, 2016 (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

Children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders are affected by a range of problems, including anxiety, depression, aggression, delinquency and diminished learning capacity a new review of evidence reveals. Published in the journal Pediatrics, the research is the first to comprehensively ... Read More »

Putting a lid on child obesity with Australian-first online program
Putting a lid on child obesity with Australian-first online program February 18, 2016 (2 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)

Online lifestyle program promoting healthy weight in pre-schoolers to be trialled in the Illawarra.  An Australian-first online healthy lifestyle program that aims to promote healthy weight in pre-schoolers will be trialled in the Illawarra over the next 12 months. Researchers from ... Read More »

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 »







 
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