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Kids exposed to pokies risks despite regulations
Kids exposed to pokies risks despite regulations (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A world-first study examining kids’ attitudes to electronic gambling machines found more than half the children interviewed wanted to try pokies when they were older. The study interviewed 45 children, aged six to 16, who attended local community clubs that ... Read More »

How much TV is too much?
How much TV is too much? (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Watching more than three hours of television a day is associated with poorer language skills for 11-year-olds, according to a new international study. The study, by researchers from England’s Newcastle University, Scotland’s Queen Margaret University and La Trobe University and ... Read More »

Stigma and parenting a child with an emotional or behavioural disorder
Stigma and parenting a child with an emotional or behavioural disorder (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Studies in Australia, America, and China, to name a few, consistently show that a large majority of parents experience stigma. Kim Eaton (Registered Psychologist and PhD Candidate) and Dr Jeneva Ohan (Registered Psychologist and Senior Lecturer) in the School of ... Read More »

Family benefits of a ‘growth mindset’?
Family benefits of a ‘growth mindset’? (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

There could be benefits for couples to embrace a ‘growth mindset’ and for those who are parents to encourage children to do the same. Dr Delwar Akbar says it’s important to realise that everyone has both fixed and growth mindsets ... Read More »

Parents’ Use of Emotional Feeding Increases Emotional Eating in School-Age Children
Parents’ Use of Emotional Feeding Increases Emotional Eating in School-Age Children (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Emotional eating—eating when you feel sad or upset or in response to another negative mood—is not uncommon in children and adolescents, but why youth eat emotionally has been unclear. Now a new longitudinal study from Norway has found that school-age ... Read More »

Vaccination and alternative medicine
Vaccination and alternative medicine (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Childhood immunisation has been one of the last century’s most successful public health measures. Yet, for some, vaccination remains a highly politicised and contentious issue. Naturopath, academic and former nurse Jon Wardle reveals how his latest research project is set ... Read More »

1 in 3 Teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder Receives Driver’s License
1 in 3 Teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder Receives Driver’s License (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A new study from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) finds 1 in 3 adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) acquires an intermediate driver’s license, and the majority does so in their 17th year. The vast majority of teens with ASD who receive ... Read More »

Early school starts pit teens in a conflict between society, biology
Early school starts pit teens in a conflict between society, biology (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The idea of sleep is supposed to evoke feelings of peace, relaxation and refreshment, but when expert Mary Carskadon talks about teen sleep in school districts with early start times, she uses far less comfortable words. “Social policy clashes with ... Read More »

Sex selection for non-medical reasons
Sex selection for non-medical reasons (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Allowing parents to select their child’s sex perpetuates harmful gender stereotypes and places false constraints on parent-child relationships, according to new Deakin University research. The research paper, recently published in the Journal of Bioethical Inquiry, comes as the National Health and ... Read More »

Mental health of separated families
Mental health of separated families (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

USC Psychology researchers are examining the impacts of Australia’s family law system on parents and children going through separations and custody negotiations. PhD student Leanne Francia is seeking participants for an anonymous online survey for her project exploring the relationships ... Read More »

 
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