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  • 5 Discoveries in the First Year of Fatherhood

    As a new member to the parenthood club over the past year it’s safe to say I’ve had a fair few new discoveries.

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  • High Blood Pressure and Its Impact on the Brain

    Decades ago, hundreds of nuns and priests made an extraordinary decision, agreeing to donate their brains upon death to science, hoping to help solve mysteries about Alzheimer’s and other diseases.

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  • Autism – No Barrier to Inclusion at Rugby Club

    The young man who runs onto the rugby field today bears little resemblance to the shy, awkward teenager who first approached the University of Queensland Rugby Club several years ago with an unusual request.

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  • 28 Skills We Wish We’d Learnt at School

    Does the school syllabus need a shake up? From financial budgeting, culture studies to empathy and sustainable living. These are a few skills you wish they taught in schools.

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  • Students Telling Stories of Dementia

    Two university students have snagged $2000 each for their exploration of salutogenesis and what it means for people with dementia.

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  • 3 Montessori Myths Busted

    The idea that Montessori schools are a free-for-all is a misinterpretation of the importance Montessori programs place on each student’s freedom and catering to individual learning needs. Montessori educators understand the developmental needs of children and deliver appropriately timed lessons at the point of need.

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  • Research Reveals the More You Hug Your Children the Smarter They Get

    Are you the kind of parent that’s always hugging your kids? If the answer is yes then don’t stop doing what you’re doing. According to new reserach, physical affection during a baby’s development period is even more important than we thought.

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  • Determined to Make a Difference

    Alex was a really happy baby. Didn’t cry much at all, took to solids well, crawled more or less at the right time and walked a little late but not too late. Looking back, one of the earliest signs I had that something was amiss was his interest in the light on his heater and his fascination with light switches. I thought briefly, ‘that’s odd’. Next came his first birthday and his younger cousins were saying ‘Dadda’ and ‘Mumma’ but he was pretty mute.

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  • ADHD and Autism – What’s the Difference

    Trouble paying attention to people. Being constantly on the move. Invading personal space, not reading social cues well and having meltdowns. These can all be signs of both ADHD and autism. And the two conditions can occur together.

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  • What To Do If You Think Your Child May Be Dyslexic

    There's a common misconception about dyslexia - that it involves "backward reading" or "mirror reading". Reversing letters isn't always a sign of dyslexia, and a lot of little kids who don't have the disorder write their letters backwards, too.

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