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Father holding son in the outdoors

‘High quality’ rough and tumble play

If you watch a litter of kittens pouncing, chasing and batting you will notice that in spite of occasional yelps it is clearly playful. Children chase and wrestle too. Associate Professor Richard Fletcher looks at the value of rough and tumble play.

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Children at preschool

Why children behave differently at home

It’s not unusual to meet parents who say their child is well behaved in day care or preschool or while with relatives, but their behaviour is challenging at home. So why is it different? Dr Judith Locks says it's not an uncommon problem for parents.

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Elderly man playing with small children

The future of intergenerational care

Researchers from Griffith University are exploring how to get older people (including aged care residents) and young children to interact more broadly while in care. The results may hold implications for the future care of both children and the elderly.

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Grandmother with grandchildren at the beach

No slowing down for grandparent carers

Grandparent carers are helping families meet the obligations of work and family commitments. They are the unsung heroes, filling a void in the busy lives of parents and in some more extreme cases raising grandchildren by taking over parenting duties.

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Baby and toy

Child development: the first 1000 days

Fascinating research suggests that starting from conception, a foetus responds to changes in environment, using cues provided by the mother’s physical and mental state to ‘predict’ the kind of world they'll be born into and altering their bodily structures.

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