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Why don’t we have universal access to early childhood education? Flickr/Phyllis Buchanan

A more sustainable Australia: closing gaps in childhood inequity

**A more sustainable Australia* As the 2013 election campaign continues, we’ve asked academics to look at some of the long-term issues affecting Australia – the issues that will shape our future.* Looking…
Children who are engaged at school are more likely to go on to a professional, semi-professional or managerial career. Image from shutterstock.com

School engagement predicts success later in life

Children’s interest and engagement in school influences their prospects of educational and occupational success 20 years…

Kids learn how to be mean from TV

Preschoolers learn how to be mean from children’s television. Researchers from the US examined how children interacted in…

Natural disasters test kids’ altruism

Younger children become more selfish than older children following a natural disaster. American and Canadian researchers…
A new Australian study has found China’s “little emperors” are less trusting and more pessimistic than those born before the one-child policy was implemented. Harald Groven

China’s one-child policy builds a generation of risk avoiders: study

China’s one-child policy has built a generation of sensitive, less trusting and more risk-averse adults, according to a new…

Child hunger level underreported

A new study has shown that addressing child hunger at an individual and family level may not be enough, with only 70% of…
Children’s brains are plastic and sensitive to their environments. annagarcia

Nature and nurture: why do boys and girls behave differently?

New evidence is emerging that confirms what parents and children have reported for generations: boys and girls behave differently, and parenting practices vary depending on the gender of the child. Boys…
Children should be taught to play music themselves rather than just listening to it. Naruco

Monday’s medical myth: play Mozart to boost your baby’s IQ

What parent can pass up the chance to boost their child’s intelligence by putting on some nice classical music? The popular idea that IQ scores can be raised by listening to Mozart is a case study in how…
Quality relationships and time spent together is what’s important when it comes to children’s wellbeing. Flickr/disgustipado

Shared parenting: what’s really important when dads move out

The media often blame a lot of society’s problems on the break down of traditional family structures and the increase in single parent homes. When fathers no longer live at home, policy makers focus on…
Boys’ voices break later if their fathers are absent during adolescence, according to new research. Flickr/Tom A

Boys with absent fathers more likely to become young dads

Boys who grow up without a dad around are more likely to reach puberty later, but father their own children earlier, according…
Inward-facing prams allow for more interaction with infants but parents shouldn’t feel guilty about what equipment they have. skeddy in NYC/Flickr

Misquoted: how an innocent interview about raising babies led to hate mail

A seemingly harmless interview with a journalist in the lead-up to a public lecture has unleashed a torrent of abuse about my view of one aspect of raising infants. I take some responsibility as my use…
The benefits of circumcision outweigh the risks by 100 to one. Jeff Dickerson

Male infant circumcision: ‘safe, convenient, cheap and fast’

Medical circumcision of baby boys has plummeted in Australia, with only 20% of male infants now undergoing the procedure, down from 90% in the 1970s. Meanwhile, HIV infections continue to rise in the broader…
Problems come when bodies change and brain development doesn’t keep up. Flickr/zebra404

Twelve going on 20: are girls reaching puberty earlier?

You just have to turn on the television or catch a glimpse of a magazine newsstand to see how girls are being thrust into adulthood earlier and earlier. But does biology match societal change? Are girls…
A blanket approach to improving outcomes can’t work for such a diverse and dispersed population. AAP

Same-old, same-old: report shows Indigenous children still being left behind

The latest Australian Institute of Health and Welfare report – Headline Indicators for Children’s Health, Development and Wellbeing 2011 – shows Indigenous children, as well as those living in remote areas…

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