EDITOR’S PICKS

  • European countries have been asked to focus on “ensuring the right of children to be involved in all decisions that affect them”, in a newly released report ahead of the school year in Europe, reports Noam Peleg The report — from the “High-level meeting on...

  • Kids’ fitness is at risk while they miss sport and hobbies— but mums are getting more physical! Report Tim Olds, Carol Maher and Verity Booth. For most of our lives, the rhythms of our days are governed by crystallised routines: we get up, have breakfast,...

  • Here’s what parents and teachers can do to help, writes Emily Berger. There has been a reported spike in young people attending emergency departments for self-harm and suicide during the pandemic. In New South Wales, presentations to emergency departments for self-harm and suicidal thoughts are...

  •  Advice for adults and kids, from ethicist, Hugh Breakey COVID lockdown rules have thrust “dobbing” into the spotlight, with some asking whether Australia is a nation of dobbers. But when is dobbing ethical and when is it wrong? This is a tricky question for adults...

  • Endometriosis: gene identified which could be potential treatment target – Krina Zondervan and Thomas Tapmeier report on a new study Up to 10% of women experience endometriosis worldwide. The condition is chronic, extremely painful, and can result in infertility. Endometriosis happens when tissue similar to...

  • With almost 60% of Australians again in lockdown the pressure on Australian families is building more than at any other time since the start of the COVID pandemic according to the latest statistics from The Separation Guide’s online Q and A. Figures released by The...

Celebrating Mothers

  • Parents with babies who cry inconsolably for prolonged periods have specific and important needs during this phase of the First Three Months. Finding support Parents who have been through this experience say that the most important help they received includes: Having people who believed how...

  • Tresillian uses responsive settling strategies. The techniques provided here will encourage you to respond promptly and sensitively to your baby’s needs. Tresillian’s settling strategy We use the following cues to signal when to implement our responsive settling strategies: Distress Non-verbal cues States of consciousness Active...

  • Pregnant women in Australia are increasingly having their labours induced rather than giving birth spontaneously – and some without good reason.  Report Hannah Dahlen, Ank de Jonge, Lilian Peters and Soo Downe A large proportion of first time mothers (41.6%) were induced in 2018, when...

  • We love vintage collections that evoke nostalgic childhood memories. Natalie Ritchie explains why her little collection of teacups brings back time well spent with the women in her family. When I was a child, afternoon tea was a place where so many good things came...

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