EDITOR’S PICKS

  • Elisa Hill; Ashley Franks and Sonja McKeown report on their research and why it is important that we look at the Gut problems of children with autism Many people will associate autism with traits including atypical social interactions, repetitive behaviours, and difficulties with speech and...

  •  Keeping customers calm will be the key to carrying on, report Jessica Vredenburg and Megan Phillips So you finally hit the shops and cafes after weeks of lockdown. After disinfecting your hands, following the arrows around the shop or to your table, taking care to...

  • It makes sense to plan for more remote learning, writes Neil Selwyn  As many families and schools looked forward to returning to face-to-face teaching, we need to take stock and prepare ourselves for the possibility of further bouts of remote home schooling. The gradual reopening...

  • We live in incredibly challenging times, and schools are at the epicentre of issues affecting our communities today, write Amanda Heffernan and Fiona Longmuir The global pandemic has changed the way we think about schools, communities, and society as a whole – and will continue...

  • Part of a child’s development is the process of beginning to understand, and grapple with, the complex concept of gender, reports Dr Tania King We all know that children are like little detectives. They are constantly seeking to classify and categorise the world around them...

  • In the series, Better Teachers, Claire Brown, explores how to improve teacher education in Australia. She looks at what the evidence says on a range of themes including how to raise the status of the profession and measure and improve teacher quality. “I’m just so...

Celebrating Mothers

  • 6 things to think about if you have diabetes and want a baby and 1 if you don’t, report Freya MacMillan, David Simmons, and Tinashe Dune The number of people with diabetes is expected to increase from 463 million in 2019 to 700 million by...

  • If you have a baby, Karleen Gribble and Nina Jane Chad report you may be worried about them catching the coronavirus, particularly after media reports of an Australian infant diagnosed with it. The good news is, the evidence so far is babies almost never get...

  • Erica Sharplin wonders if we should be teaching our children to take ‘no’ for an answer. Can I have one Mum?” “No. Not now.” “Please Mum.” “No. I said not now. It’s nearly lunchtime.” “Ple-ease!” “I said no! Now stop bugging me about it!” “Please,...

  • The village is most welcome to help raise her child, writes Maxine Clarke, but through practical gestures, rather than unconstructive heckling. For a few short months, I was completely content with the new-found public interest in my condition. Even a few pats on the tummy...

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