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  • Raising Smart Kids

    We all want what’s best for our kids, and this means trying to make sure we raise them in the right way. There are so many leaps and developmental stages that children go through at a young age, and we need to make the most of these. If you can, ensure you are focused on helping your kids get the nurture and support they need. We want our kids to be smart, and have all the opportunities in life that they could ever want.

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  • Can Your Child Learn A New Language Easily?

    Many people will tell you that it's easier for kids to learn a new language than adults. They might also say to you that children's brains are better at learning than grown-up ones. While there is some truth in those statements, it's not entirely true.

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  • Dementia Research

    In what could be a major development in the study of dementia and other cognitive impairments, an American study has found that among those with hypertension, intensive systolic blood pressure control can reduce the likelihood of mild cognitive impairment, which often leads to dementia.

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  • Internet and Kids

    Today’s children are connected to the world in many ways. Children use computers, tablets and mobile phones to play games, browse on the web and access social media sites. The challenge is to help your child enjoy the benefits of the internet while avoiding the risks.

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  • How Being Part of a Mum’s Group Changed Everything

    When this letter dropped into our CHILD inbox, we just had to share it. For a huge number of mums, the feeling of loneliness after they’ve have their baby can be quite overwhelming. Melanie reached out to us with a tip for anyone with a newborn, about how opening up to a mums’ group ended up meaning more to her than she could have ever imagined.

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  • There’s a Reason Why Your Child Wants to Read the Same Book Over and Over

    We often hear about the benefits of reading storybooks at bedtime for promoting vocabulary, early literacy skills, and a good relationship with your child. But the experts haven’t been in your home, and your child requests the same book every single night, sometimes multiple times a night. You both know all the words off by heart.

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  • Pairing is Caring

    One is fussy, one is laid back. One is punctual and clean, the other is messy and always late. One is young, the other is old.

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  • Shop Employee’s Gesture meant the World to a Teen with Autism

    A grocery store employee is being lauded for helping a teen with autism stock shelves in a fridge.
    Sid Edwards and his son Jack Ryan Edwards, 17, visited their local Rouses Market in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Sunday. Jack Ryan, who is on the autism spectrum, took notice of what one of the employees was working on: stocking shelves in a fridge.

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  • Ending the Reading Wars

    There is intense public interest in questions surrounding how children learn to read and how they can best be taught. Research in psychological science has provided answers to many of these questions but, somewhat surprisingly, this research has been slow to make inroads into educational policy and practice. Instead, the field has been plagued by decades of “reading wars.”

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  • Aged Care Resident Mental Health Trial to Focus on Collaborative Approach

    Nearly half the people living in residential aged care present significant symptoms of depression but routine screening and access to appropriate services are lacking.

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