parenting

Poor mother-baby bonding passed to next generation
Poor mother-baby bonding passed to next generation October 25, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Trust pathways in the brain are set in infancy and passed on from mother to child, according to landmark UNSW-led research. The work relates to oxytocin levels in new mothers and proves for the first time that it is linked ... Read More »

Father and son program to reduce aggressive behaviour
Father and son program to reduce aggressive behaviour October 19, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Fathers will be critical to the successful treatment of their sons’ aggressive and antisocial conduct in a UNSW-led project, which has today been awarded a $2.6 million grant from the Movember Foundation. “Disorders of violence, aggression and antisocial behaviour occur ... Read More »

Struggle to juggle still hardest for women
Struggle to juggle still hardest for women October 18, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Mothers juggling paid work and care responsibilities are still struggling to find work-life balance in 2014, according to the latest Australian Work and Life Index (AWALI) national report from the University of South Australia’s Centre for Work + Life. Women ... Read More »

Childhood asthma linked to lack of ventilation for gas stoves
Childhood asthma linked to lack of ventilation for gas stoves October 9, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Parents with children at home should use ventilation when cooking with a gas stove, researchers from Oregon State University are recommending, after a new study showed an association between gas kitchen stove ventilation and asthma, asthma symptoms and chronic bronchitis. ... Read More »

Putting children first, when media sets its own rules
Putting children first, when media sets its own rules October 5, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

In an age when a significant number of parents won’t let their child walk down the street to post a letter because of “stranger danger”, it’s ironic that many pay little attention while media organisations spend hours of one-to-one time ... Read More »

FIFO health check
FIFO health check September 28, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

How do workers stay healthy while working a Fly-In Fly-Out (FIFO) roster? There are many important issues for FIFO workers and their families to consider. For example how to protect your back when working in a physically demanding role, food ... Read More »

Support for Melbourne parents
Support for Melbourne parents September 23, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Melbourne parents and caregivers with children with a disability can now access free parenting support through a unique program. The project is offering two years of free group, individual and online parenting support to help reduce child behavioural problems and ... Read More »

Top reading tips for toddlers
Top reading tips for toddlers September 18, 2014 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

It’s never too early to start reading with your children. Edith Cowan University education researchers have a simple message for parents who want to set their children up for academic success: it’s never too early to start supporting your child ... Read More »

Expectant Parents’ Play with Doll Predicts Later Parenting Behaviour
Expectant Parents’ Play with Doll Predicts Later Parenting Behaviour September 17, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Having expectant parents role-play interacting with an infant using a doll can help predict which couples may be headed for co-parenting conflicts when their baby arrives. Researchers videotaped 182 couples in the third trimester of pregnancy while they played with ... Read More »

Top reading tips for parents of primary school children
Top reading tips for parents of primary school children September 15, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Children should be encouraged to read widely. Primary School is a crucial period for children to develop reading and writing skills. Edith Cowan University (ECU) education researchers say the best thing parents can do to support their children’s learning is ... Read More »







 
 
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