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Emerging Minds research finds link between maternal mental health and child behaviour

Women who experience psychological distress during pregnancy and after birth are twice as likely to have children with emotional and behavioural issues throughout their childhood, new research commissioned by Emerging Minds has found, highlighting the need for broader ante and postnatal support for parents.

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by Freya Lucas

Should you hold your child back from starting school? Research shows it has little effect on their maths and reading skills

Whether to hold a child back from starting school when they are first eligible is a question faced by many parents in Australia each year.

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by Freya Lucas

Adult mask wearing may help children to “level up” when it comes to communication

While residents of the eastern states of Australia adopting face masks when moving around the community, a Deakin social neuroscientist has outlined an unexpected upside, believing Australian’s of all ages may emerge from this experience more attuned to other forms of social communication.

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by Freya Lucas

When it comes to children’s connection to nature, it’s complicated

A new review, published by the British Ecological Society has found that while having a childhood connection to nature has many benefits, it is not universally positive, with this connection also generating negative emotions linked to environmental issues such as climate change.

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by Freya Lucas

Australian researchers find the secret ingredient to help children thrive - respect

Researchers from Edith Cowan University (ECU) have conducted the world’s first data-driven study of parenting support based on the Respectful Approach intervention, finding that when parents treat young children as capable and independent, their stress levels fall dramatically.

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by Freya Lucas

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