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For better parent engagement, automatically enrol them in text-based info programs

Having previously found that engaging parents in their children’s learning is made easier when done via text messaging, new research from Duke University's Sanford School of Public Policy has found that parents' participation in such programs can be boosted exponentially with one simple tweak: automatic enrollment, combined with the ability to opt out.

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by Freya Lucas

Are Australian children suffering from empty houses? Curtin survey says maybe

A recently released paper from the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre has explored the physical, mental and cognitive outcomes for Australian children and adolescents in relation to occupant density of their family homes using three longitudinal datasets:

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by Freya Lucas

How do children learn to form social bonds?

Toddlers may be ever so adorable but they can also be frustratingly poor at listening and respecting other people’s feelings. So how are they able to grow into social butterflies a decade or two later, often capable of extraordinary friendship, loyalty and perceptiveness?

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by Freya Lucas

Birthdays, holidays, Christmas without mum or dad: how to support kids with a parent away fighting fires

Among the sacrifices made by firefighters, and those who support fire-affected communities, is precious time spent with family. In California, thousands of firefighters and community support workers or volunteers have missed important moments such as birthdays, school events or family gatherings.

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by Freya Lucas

Research highlights the impact on children of growing up with an ill sibling

PhD research has highlighted the educational impact on children being the ‘well sibling’ when families have one or more children who are experiencing a serious chronic illness.

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by Freya Lucas

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