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Biology, psychology and environment can all influence a child’s sleep patterns. (Shutterstock)

10 reasons kids develop sleep problems, and how parents can help

One in four children will experience sleep problems before their 10th birthday. Here are the top factors, plus steps parents can take to give their kids (and themselves) a good night's sleep.
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Time, family, work – and bored zombies. New Zealanders open up about life in coronavirus lockdown

Resilience, humour, hardship and tragedy – a unique survey reveals how ordinary New Zealanders coped during one of the world's strictest COVID-19 lockdowns.
With online learning, children are staring at computer screens for more hours each day. Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Increasing screen time during the coronavirus pandemic could be harmful to kids’ eyesight

With online learning and social distancing, kids are spending more time staring at screens and less time outdoors. That can put them at higher risk of myopia and serious eye problems in the future.
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Young people were already struggling before the pandemic. Here are 7 ways to help them navigate a changed world

Children are among those most at risk from the indirect effects of coronavirus. It is time we prioritised the well-being of young people as a nation-building commitment.

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