wellbeing

Children’s sleep quality linked to mothers’ insomnia
Children’s sleep quality linked to mothers’ insomnia (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Children sleep more poorly if their mothers suffer from insomnia symptoms – potentially affecting their mental wellbeing and development – according to new research by the University of Warwick and the University of Basel. Nearly 200 school kids and their ... Read More »

Children conceived using donor sperm have similar health
Children conceived using donor sperm have similar health (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Children conceived using donor sperm have similar health and well-being to the general population, according to a study published in Reproductive BioMedicine Online. The study of 224 Australian children aged between 5 and 11 was the largest study to date ... Read More »

Pop media and storytelling improve teens’ mental health
Pop media and storytelling improve teens’ mental health (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Research led by CQUniversity has shown the Building Resilience in Regional Schools (iCARE-R) intervention program has been successful in promoting mental health among early secondary students in regional Queensland schools. School guidance officers, youth health nurses, mental health professionals 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 (3 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’? (2 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 »

Food Insecurity in Early Childhood Linked to Young Children’s Skills in Kindergarten
Food Insecurity in Early Childhood Linked to Young Children’s Skills in Kindergarten (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

In the United States, estimates show that a substantial number of children under age 5 live in households that are food insecure. That means that they do not have food, or they lack sufficient quantity or quality of food to ... Read More »

What youth want from GPs
What youth want from GPs (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

New research led by medical students from the University of Tasmania’s Rural Clinical School has revealed what young people really want when visiting their general practitioner. The medical students surveyed 155 teenagers aged 16-18 from a rural Tasmanian high school, ... Read More »

Video games – a moral game changer?
Video games – a moral game changer? (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

With 98% of Australian households with children having at least one form of video game, it not only seems logical but indeed ethical that we discuss the moral content of videogames. A recent paper by Macquarie University researchers challenges the ... Read More »

Should Parents Be More Compassionate to Themselves?
Should Parents Be More Compassionate to Themselves? (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Research to date has demonstrated self-compassion to be an important resource in coping with life’s adversity. However, little is known about self-compassion in the parenting context. Researchers at the University of New England are conducting a study investigating the impact ... Read More »

Making the morning rush a positive experience for parents and children
Making the morning rush a positive experience for parents and children (3 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Weekdays can be stressful for both parents and children. There’s a lot to get done and time is short. In the rush of preparing school lunches, getting children (and parents) dressed for the day ahead and ensuring everyone gets a ... Read More »

 
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