family

The kids aren’t alright – supporting children when a parent has cancer
The kids aren’t alright – supporting children when a parent has cancer October 12, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The children of parents who have cancer can feel anxious and isolated when well-meaning parents withhold information about their health, says Professor Kate White, Chair of Cancer Nursing at the University of Sydney. “Children often get excluded from conversations about what’s ... Read More »

Bilingual community to share experiences at workshop
Bilingual community to share experiences at workshop October 1, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A group of children from diverse language backgrounds, including Dinka, Korean, Tagalog and Afrikaans, have shared their experiences growing up bilingual in Australia. The meeting was part of a new series of University of Southern Queensland (USQ) workshops underway in ... Read More »

Family Dinners Good for Teens’ Mental Health, Could Protect From Cyberbullying
Family Dinners Good for Teens’ Mental Health, Could Protect From Cyberbullying September 13, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Cyberbullying was associated with mental health and substance use problems in adolescents but family dinners may help protect teens from the consequences of cyberbullying and also be beneficial for their mental health. Background About 1 in 5 adolescents has experienced ... 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 »

Social connections key to happiness for “at-risk” teens
Social connections key to happiness for “at-risk” teens March 31, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

An RMIT University report on the happiness of disadvantaged Australian teenagers has emphasised the vital role of family and friends in mental wellbeing. The research examined the happiness of more than 23,000 “at-risk” Australian youth. While the survey of more ... Read More »

The dining table should be more than just a place for eating!
The dining table should be more than just a place for eating! November 13, 2013 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Did you know that the dining environment itself is an influencer of your weight status? This is the finding of a recent study by Dr. Brian Wansink and Dr. Ellen van Kleef, who examined the relationship between everyday family dinner ... Read More »

Family life and work: How one career woman found a balance
Family life and work: How one career woman found a balance May 12, 2013 (5 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Getting the mix of work and family just right requires an expert juggling act from any parent. This juggling act can become even trickier when you throw in long hours, demanding conditions and shift work. Someone who knows a lot ... Read More »

Fainting may run in the family
Fainting may run in the family April 26, 2013 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A new University of Melbourne and Austin Health led study has revealed further insight into fainting showing the phenomenon may be genetic and, in some families, only one gene may be responsible. However, a predisposition to certain triggers, such as ... Read More »

Family dinners nourish mental health in adolescents
Family dinners nourish mental health in adolescents April 5, 2013 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Regular family suppers contribute to good mental health in adolescents, according to a study co-authored by McGill professor Frank Elgar, Institute for Health and Social Policy. Family meal times are a measurable signature of social exchanges in the home that ... Read More »

Head lice bugging your family?
Head lice bugging your family? February 14, 2013 (3 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

If you or your child have head lice, the very thought can be emotionally disturbing. The good news is that you cannot get any diseases from the bugs, and you can get rid of lice with proper treatment. “See if ... Read More »







 
 
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