Supporting children's communication development
Communication development is linked to many other outcomes, so parents are encouraged to be proactive and seek early intervention if they’re concerned
Failure’s gifts: self-determination and grit
Well-intentioned parents spend hours trying to protect their children from experiencing imperfection, especially failure. Maggie Dent, one of Australia’s favourite parenting authors, explores why letting our children fail may be a gift for life.
How screens impact our children's brains
Dr Michael Nagel and Dr Rachael Sharman have co-authored Becoming Autistic. The book examines the neurological consequences of screen time on the developing brain and how they are increasingly being expressed as changes that resemble autism symptoms.
Biting: What to do when your child bites
So your toddler has bitten another child. Many of us can empathise with how concerning it is to have a child that is biting. The truth is that for many children aged under three, this is a common and often passing phase of normal child development.
6 ways to manage parental favouritism
When only one parent can put a child to bed or soothe them during the night it can be a drain on both parents. However, parental favouritism has nothing to do with being loved less and actually comes down to the child’s developing cognitive ability.
Loving relationships and a safe brain
A paper on the Science of Neglect explains that when adult responses are unreliable, inappropriate or absent, a child’s developing brain can be disrupted and subsequent learning and behaviour can be impaired. So how do we ensure a child feels safe?
Parenting trends: What is a 'Yes Day'?
Handing control over to your children for an entire day might seem a strange choice. Made popular by Yes Day, a 2021 Netflix movie, a Yes Day (or even a Yes Hour for younger children) is a good way to help children test their limits and capabilities.
Helping your child reach their full potential
As a parent, you may be aware when your child isn’t meeting the usual milestones for their age. But knowing what to do about that, and when, is another matter. So why is early intervention important and how can your early learning provider assist?
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