EDITOR’S PICKS

  • Here’s how to explain this to kids, write Luke Zaphir and Peter Ellerton Melbourne has seen days of anti-lockdown and anti-vaccination protests with hundreds of arrests made. Many protesters hold right-wing and extremist views. Police say people have been arrested for breaching the chief health...

  • Oho, who monitor workers and volunteers that are responsible for vulnerable people, surveyed over 600 parents and guardians to understand their awareness of child safety accreditations. Australian parents spend significant amounts of money sending their kids to school and childcare, but are they taking the...

  • Rosemary in roundabouts, lemons over the fence: Alexandra Crosby and Ilaria Vanni forage around their neighbourhood Does anything beat the experience of finding a wild mulberry tree and stuffing a handful of fresh juicy berries in your mouth? Have you ever roasted potatoes with a...

  • These are tricky times for everyone when this happens, writes Gail Smith It’s natural to get caught up with your own emotional roller coaster and reflecting on your child’s emotional state can be secondary. Often, a child will go quiet when separation occurs. In their...

  • To safely emerge from lockdowns, limit future lockdowns and return to a semblance of normality vaccinating adolescents will be important, writes Professor Nathan Grills By and large adults have rolled up their sleeves. They have examined the evidence on vaccines, rationally weighed up the risks...

  • Ashneeta Prasad and Holly Seale look at ways you might broach the question of vaccination status with workmates, school parents and other families you mix with, without causing any angst. Over the next couple of months, there will be a need to navigate conversations and...

Celebrating Mothers

  • 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...

  • 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...

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