child development

Children of same-sex attracted parents doing well in the face of stigma – latest results
Children of same-sex attracted parents doing well in the face of stigma – latest results July 19, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Children of same-sex attracted parents have above average health and wellbeing, according to groundbreaking University of Melbourne research published in the journal BMC Public Health. However, the study also warned stigma was an ongoing challenge for these children, and could ... 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 »

Kids connect from Kin Kin to Sydney
Kids connect from Kin Kin to Sydney July 5, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Kin Kin State School students will be able to share work with kids from interstate and Sydney Theatre Company professionals through an innovative early childhood project being developed by CQUniversity lecturers Dr Sue Davis and Kathy Bauer. A common interest ... Read More »

Caffeine affects boys and girls differently after puberty
Caffeine affects boys and girls differently after puberty July 4, 2014 (2 votes, average: 4.50 out of 5)

Caffeine intake by children and adolescents has been rising for decades, due in large part to the popularity of caffeinated sodas and energy drinks, which now are marketed to children as young as four. Despite this, there is little research ... Read More »

Family violence leaves genetic imprint on children
Family violence leaves genetic imprint on children July 3, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A new Tulane University School of Medicine study finds that the more fractured families are by domestic violence or trauma, the more likely that children will bear the scars down to their DNA. Researchers discovered that children in homes affected ... Read More »

Transport flashcards
Transport flashcards July 1, 2014 (6 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Age 2-8 years Duration of activity These activities can take just a few minutes or keep your child busy periodically throughout the day. Materials/equipment Transport picture and/or word flashcards. Laminating pouches and laminator (optional but laminating will extend the life ... 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 »

How Aussie kids are doing in terms of health and learning
How Aussie kids are doing in terms of health and learning June 24, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Australian children are generally doing well in terms of their health and early learning, but some groups are doing less well than others, according to data released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). The Children’s Headline ... Read More »

Brain signals link physical fitness to better language skills in children
Brain signals link physical fitness to better language skills in children June 11, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Children who are physically fit have faster and more robust neuro-electrical brain responses during reading than their less-fit peers, researchers report. The researchers tracked brain activity in participants using electroencephalography, which captures signals from dozens of electrodes on the scalp. ... Read More »

Where children get their wellbeing
Where children get their wellbeing June 6, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A survey, currently being rolled out nationally, will ask students in years 4, 6 and 8 from a large sample of schools across all states and territories about their wellbeing, including perceptions of family, friendships, school and health. The survey, ... Read More »







 
 
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