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A new story on early childhood

For the past two years, the FrameWorks Institute has worked in partnership with Telethon Kids Institute and Minderoo Foundation to investigate perceptions of early childhood in Australia, identifying gaps in public thinking, and areas where the stories told by the science of early childhood diverge, and have developed and tested new ways of talking about early childhood that make this science more accessible.

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by Freya Lucas

When giving children screen time, proceed with caution, Deakin researchers say

Young children who spend large amounts of time on mobile screens are more likely to have problems sleeping and managing their emotions and behaviour, a new study from Deakin University has confirmed.

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by Freya Lucas

When it comes to children’s self control, external influences play a part, researchers find

While researchers have long believed that executive function - a set of mental skills that include working memory, flexible thinking, and self-control - was an internal system for children, which develops over time, a new theory proposes that executive function in fact develops with “many influences” from outside the mind.

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by Freya Lucas

For children struggling with confidence, standing tall could be the secret to change

Dominant body postures, sometimes referred to as ‘power poses’ can help children to feel more confident, researchers from Martin Luther University (MLU) Halle-Wittenberg and the Otto Friedrich University of Bamberg have found.

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by Freya Lucas

University of Queensland develops new predictors of risk for childhood obesity

For the first time in Australia, researchers are able to accurately predict those babies most at risk of childhood obesity by the age of eight to nine years.

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by Freya Lucas

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