EDITOR’S PICKS

  • Understanding this could help us teach them, writes John Munro Around one in every 70 Australians are on the autism spectrum. The proportion of children with autism is higher – more than 80% of all Australians on the autism spectrum are aged under 25. Autism...

  • IVF success rates have improved significantly over the last 10 years, a new report by UNSW medical researchers has shown. The live birth rate per initiated IVF cycle in women using their own eggs has increased by 18% overall, with even steeper improvements in older...

  • The educators in this study report that children learn science in nature play long before they get to school classrooms and labs. The number of preschools pursuing learning through nature play is growing fast worldwide. However, the effectiveness and impacts of this approach is largely...

  • Laura Scholes and Sarah McDonald report on harmful gender stereotypes— and may be keeping girls away from STEM Gender stereotypes begin in early childhood. Bright pink “toys for girls” and blue “toys for boys” are sold on store shelves around the world. In the boys’ section...

  • During lockdown and school closures reading has been the one thing that parents can do with littlies to encourage their creativity, spark their curiosity, and let their imagination run wild!  Just like Me by Tess Osborne and illus. by Zoe Osborne, pub. Little Steps Publishing....

  • Penny Van Bergen and Erin Mackenzie look at  five tips that can help. Students are returning to their schools after months in lockdown in Victoria, New South Wales and the ACT. Many will thrive on the return to school. Others, though, may need extra practical...

Celebrating Mothers

  • IVF success rates have improved significantly over the last 10 years, a new report by UNSW medical researchers has shown. The live birth rate per initiated IVF cycle in women using their own eggs has increased by 18% overall, with even steeper improvements in older...

  • The cost of raising a child with a rare genetic disorder was significant but the economic burden could be reduced by earlier diagnosis and targeted treatment, a new study has found. The research, led by the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI), supports the addition of...

  • 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...

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