parenting

Father’s role in supporting mothers to breastfeed
Father’s role in supporting mothers to breastfeed August 12, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The role of fathers in supporting breastfeeding is much more important than originally thought, new research has found. The research, conducted at the University of Tasmania and funded by the Tasmanian Early Years Foundation (TEYF), found fathers were actively involved ... Read More »

Childcare shake-up
Childcare shake-up August 9, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The Productivity Commission has put UNSW research at the centre of its proposed childcare shake-up, adopting key principles from a Social Policy Research Centre (SPRC) submission in its review. Professor Deborah Brennan from the SPRC said the Commission adopted three central positions from ... Read More »

Breastfeeding trends good news for new mothers
Breastfeeding trends good news for new mothers July 25, 2014 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

There is no “average” pattern or set of rules when it comes to breastfeeding according to a recent study published in the journal Breastfeeding Medicine. Assistant Professor Jacqueline Kent, from The University of Western Australia’s School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, said ... Read More »

Strategic program helps families counter depression and anxiety
Strategic program helps families counter depression and anxiety July 20, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A new program aimed at reducing the impact of parents’ anxiety or depression on the family is being trialled in Australia. The Let’s Talk about Children program is being offered to parents by researchers at the Krongold Centre at Monash University. The program, developed ... Read More »

Service helps mediate family break-ups
Service helps mediate family break-ups July 11, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Family break-ups can be messy. Resolving disputes is often emotional, costly and despite good intentions the child’s best interests get forgotten in the fight. A new QUT Family Mediation Service, being trialed in Brisbane by QUT Health Clinics, offers a solution to ... Read More »

Project to help mother-daughter communication
Project to help mother-daughter communication June 26, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A University of the Sunshine Coast Psychology project aims to take the angst out of adolescence for mothers and daughters across the region. The latest stage of the Knowing You Knowing Me research project, which has been running for several ... Read More »

‘Often and early’ gives children a taste for vegetables
‘Often and early’ gives children a taste for vegetables June 21, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Exposing infants to a new vegetable early in life encourages them to eat more of it compared to offering novel vegetables to older children, new research from the University of Leeds suggests. The researchers, led by Professor Marion Hetherington in ... Read More »

Twins talk half as much at two
Twins talk half as much at two June 18, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A world first study of language development in toddler twins confirms the widely held belief that twins start to talk later than single-born children. The results from the LOOKING at Language study, based at The University of Western Australia affiliated ... Read More »

Pester power: Aussie parents fare best
Pester power: Aussie parents fare best June 17, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Most mums and dads know the stress of pester power from their kids when shopping at the supermarket, but research shows Australian parents are doing a better job of saying ‘no’ than their counterparts abroad. Research from the University of ... Read More »

Treating the emotional scars left by burns
Treating the emotional scars left by burns June 10, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Treating the emotional effects of burns in children is just as important as healing the physical scars, according to new research from ECU. Working with burn victims and their families at Princess Margaret Hospital, Lead Researcher Dr Sarah McGarry found ... Read More »







 
 
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