parenting

Sexpert Q/A – Becoming sexually active too young
Sexpert Q/A – Becoming sexually active too young August 31, 2014 (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Reader question: I have a daughter who will start high school next year, but is already starting to look like a little woman. I also have a son who has just done a year of high school. There is a ... Read More »

Mums trust mums on the net: Australian study
Mums trust mums on the net: Australian study August 28, 2014 (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Facebook groups for mothers are overtaking the traditional mums-and-bubs and playgroup environments as a source of trusted advice, and offers a largely untapped marketing tool for businesses wanting to sell their products, an Australian study has found. QUT educationalist Dr Rebecca ... Read More »

Literacy and Numeracy Week: 25-31 August
Literacy and Numeracy Week: 25-31 August August 24, 2014 (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

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 toward reading and writing. ECU Early Childhood Studies Professor, Caroline Barratt-Pugh says talking to children and ... Read More »

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 »







 
 
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