My research focuses on how to support children with a parent who must travel afar for work. Strategies that boost understanding and maintain connection with the absent parent build resilience.
When young children are active, their brains and bodies develop the ABCs of "physical literacy," a key developmental foundation. A new program from University of Winnipeg can help.
Choosing child care when returning to paid work can be hard and to the uninitiated the terms can be confusing. One alternative to long day care in a larger centre is known as family day care.
Remote contact with families in the coronavirus emergency is critical, but learning on a screen is not how young children will gain the foundational and developmental skills they need.
If schools and childcare centres shut without the necessary support, Australia may permanently lose valuable teachers and early childhood educators.
For many children, the anticipation of Santa's imminent journey down the chimney to deliver gifts is nothing but magical.
The Productivity Commission has highlighted the growing burden of mental illness in Australia. But to really change things, its final recommendations should have a sharper focus on prevention.
mHealth supported service-delivery systems can provide increased access to hearing and vision services for preschool children in poor communities.
To tell a lie, a child must first understand that other people can have different beliefs and knowledge than they do, and that these beliefs can be false.
Research shows babies in bilingual environments can track the precursors to words, known as word forms, in two languages.
Language milestones matter not as the final word, but as possible signals about where children might be struggling and how they can be best supported to reach their full potential.
Create opportunities for children to see same-sex relationships and gender diversity to prepare them to live and work in today's society.
Early experiences with our primary caregivers teach us what to expect throughout life.
The global environmental crisis is overwhelming, but showing children how they can take care of their immediate environment can empower them to feel like they can make a difference.
Using a sing song voice helps babies tell the difference between words like 'mummy' or 'daddy'.
Inattention is one of the most important early behavioural risk factors for a range of adverse life outcomes, including lower earnings.
Cost-effective, scaleable early childhood development and education programmes can make a huge difference.
A regular family ritual like a dinner and games night contributes to the rhythm and predictability of life and becomes part of a family's unique DNA.
When your kids stop believing, it's probably harder on you than on them.
When parents walk in the forest with their children and us and see how children are drawn to spiral snails, together we see how connections with the land are critical for the Earth's future.