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Traditional roles still rule
Traditional roles still rule (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

In Australia both in policy and practice, men are expected to be primary breadwinners while women are filling roles as primary caregivers for both children and the household. A study at Flinders University has found that this leads some men ... Read More »

Non-vaccinators just want to fit in
Non-vaccinators just want to fit in (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A new study by researchers at The University of Western Australia has revealed parents’ choices about whether to vaccinate their children are largely influenced by their social networks, with parents often left feeling either validated or marginalised within their communities. ... Read More »

Parents may help prep kids for healthier, less violent relationships
Parents may help prep kids for healthier, less violent relationships (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Warm, nurturing parents may pass along strategies for building and maintaining positive relationships to their kids, setting them up for healthier, less-violent romantic relationships as young adults, according to researchers. Researchers found that when adolescents reported a positive family climate ... Read More »

Junk food ads lead to overeating capable of driving unhealthy weight gain in children
Junk food ads lead to overeating capable of driving unhealthy weight gain in children (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Children eat more food after watching unhealthy food advertising and don’t compensate by eating less at later meals, a world-first study by University of Wollongong (UOW) researchers has found. On average, the daily food intake of children in the study ... Read More »

Pre-existing mental health conditions in men linked to problems during transition to parenthood
Pre-existing mental health conditions in men linked to problems during transition to parenthood (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

New research by the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) has shown that men with a history of common mental health problems are four times more likely to experience mental health problems during their partner’s pregnancy. This research builds on previous ... Read More »

‘Invisible’ children of imprisoned parents at risk of falling through the cracks
‘Invisible’ children of imprisoned parents at risk of falling through the cracks (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A study by Perth’s Telethon Kids Institute has found children with a parent who has gone to prison are significantly more likely to have poor development outcomes – yet many risk being overlooked because there is no standard system in ... Read More »

The health of Australia’s mums and bubs varies by where they live
The health of Australia’s mums and bubs varies by where they live (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The health of Australia’s pregnant women and their babies has improved across a range of health indicators, with infant death rates and the rate of women smoking during pregnancy on the decline, according to a new report from the Australian ... Read More »

Cognitive behavioural therapy can improve emotion regulation in children with autism
Cognitive behavioural therapy can improve emotion regulation in children with autism (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

New research from York University’s Faculty of Health shows cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) can help children with autism manage not only anxiety but other emotional challenges, such as sadness and anger. Led by Jonathan Weiss, associate professor in the Department ... Read More »

TV not to blame for sedentary kids
TV not to blame for sedentary kids (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Too much screen time is often blamed for children’s sedentary lifestyles, but new research has challenged this view, finding no link between TV watching and how much time children spend in unstructured play. The study, led by Edith Cowan University ... Read More »

Lack of sleep leads to obesity in children and adolescents
Lack of sleep leads to obesity in children and adolescents (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Children who get less than the recommended amount of sleep for their age are at a higher risk of developing obesity. Research at the University of Warwick has found that children and adolescents who regularly sleep less than others of ... Read More »

 
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