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Project aims to reduce inequities in children’s development

The Centre for Community Child Health at The Royal Children’s Hospital will host a new project which aims to determine the most effective policies across Australia to reduce inequities in children’s mental, academic and physical development.

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by Freya Lucas

Children own around 3 digital devices on average, and few can spend a day without them

More than nine out of ten parents think digital media and technologies are a negative distraction in their lives. And 83% think their children are also negatively distracted by digital devices.

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by Freya Lucas

Children are more than just a return on investment

If you spend just five minutes thinking about young children, how do you see them? Where do you see them? Playing on the playground? Being rocked to sleep? Holding hands with an adult as they take their first steps? Skipping down the pavement?

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by Freya Lucas

Building Momentum: Positioning Child Mental Health for Policy and Practice Change

The National Children’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy will soon be released in Australia. Recent attention given to children’s mental health in the media and policy and practice circles suggests it will be met by an audience eager to respond to its priorities.

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by Freya Lucas

Fitting in with the group is an important component of behaviour in three-year-olds

By their third birthday, children are more likely to go along with what others say or do for the sake of following the crowd, rather than acting out of a desire to bend to authority, a recent study conducted by Duke University researchers has shown.

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by Freya Lucas

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