child behaviour

Quality early childhood programs help prevent adult chronic disease
Quality early childhood programs help prevent adult chronic disease April 15, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

High-quality early childhood development programs with health care and nutritional components can help prevent or delay the onset of adult chronic disease, according to a new study by Nobel laureate economist James Heckman and researchers at the University of Chicago, ... 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 »

Toy labels tidying up activity
Toy labels tidying up activity March 27, 2014 (4 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Age Two years and over Duration of activity This activity should make cleaning up after play a little quicker than it used to be and will also teach children a range of educational skills. Materials/equipment Toy labels – we have ... 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 »

40% of children have poor sleep schedules and 20% are sleep deprived
40% of children have poor sleep schedules and 20% are sleep deprived March 14, 2014 (3 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Sleep is vital for healthy bodies and minds, but worrying research shows one in five Australian children don’t get enough of it. Sleep specialists are using World Sleep Day on March 14 to head into schools across Australia and New ... Read More »

Tackling bullying head on
Tackling bullying head on March 8, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

ACU and the NRL team up to arm kids against schoolyard bullies. It’s hard to imagine a strapping rugby league player being bullied as a school kid. Yet for many in the NRL episodes of bullying were a common occurrence, ... Read More »

Preparing kids for disaster could help mobilise the whole community
Preparing kids for disaster could help mobilise the whole community March 4, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Enabling kids to become active participants in disaster resilience and education programs could not only reduce their fears. It could also have a potential motivational role in mobilising wider community preparations. That’s according to CQUniversity Professoriate Research Fellow Kevin Ronan ... Read More »

Father’s age at childbearing associated with psychiatric, academic problems in kids
Father’s age at childbearing associated with psychiatric, academic problems in kids February 25, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

An Indiana University study in collaboration with medical researchers from Karolinska Institute in Stockholm has found that advancing paternal age at childbearing can lead to higher rates of psychiatric and academic problems in offspring than previously estimated. Examining an immense ... Read More »

NSW parents in world-first project
NSW parents in world-first project February 22, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The University of Sydney today launched a new project which offers two years of free parenting support to parents and caregivers of children with a disability in New South Wales. Parents and caregivers are invited to go to www.mysay.org.au to ... Read More »

Invisible risk group among adolescents at risk of mental ill-health
Invisible risk group among adolescents at risk of mental ill-health February 21, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Adolescents with high media use, reduced sleep and low physical activity comprise an ‘invisible-risk’ group that has high prevalence of psychiatric symptoms, according to a large international study led by researchers at Karolinska Institutet. The results of the study are ... Read More »







 
 
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