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It’s 7 am. It’s raining and cold, your child’s favourite socks are still damp, and they can’t find the drawing they spent an hour on last night, which they wanted to show their best friend. Imagine having advice from a clinical psychologist, who specialised in anxiety, who could assist you in staying calm and navigating those challenging emotions. It’s a dream many parents can buy into, and scenarios such as this are part of the motivation for Sam Jockel, who established ParentTV “the Netflix of parenting resources”.

5 days ago

by Freya Lucas

Support offered to those struggling to manage severe behavioural problems in children

The University of New South Wales (UNSW) Sydney has partnered with a network of public pre-schools and primary schools in south western Sydney to establish one of the worlds first school-based clinics to provide evidence-based early intervention to young children with severely disruptive behaviour.

10 days ago

by Freya Lucas

AI solution created to answer perennial educator question: Why is this baby crying?

Any early childhood educator who has worked with pre-verbal children can speak about the challenge of wanting to assist a crying child, but not always being clear about the reason for the child’s cries.

10 days ago

by Freya Lucas

Bold Ballerinas bring joy to Byron Bay preschoolers

The rhythm of life has a powerful beat for a group of aged care residents living in the New South Wales town of Byron Bay, Whilst it’s not uncommon for preschool-aged children around the country to visit aged care services and spend time with the residents, it is less common for the residents to visit local children’s services to entertain.

11 days ago

by Freya Lucas

Turning preschool into a pipeline for female engineers

Alice is standing at the back. From the look on her face, she’s desperately wanting to get her hands on the cardboard strips and add to the bridge that’s forming in front of what looks like an impenetrable wall of boys. The children are all jostling for prime position to extend and strengthen the engineering feat that’s been bestowed upon them by their early-childhood teacher.

11 days ago

by Professor Marilyn Fleer