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5 ways to build wellbeing in children

For resilient, well-adjusted, happy children, our connections must be strong. We can have happy children if we let them play on an iPad all day or eat ice cream for breakfast, but Dr Justin Coulson outlines five ways to build true wellbeing in children.

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Organ donation: What families should know

Australian parents hold a number of misconceptions about organ donation. A survey polled 1886 parents and carers across Australia about their beliefs, attitudes and understanding of organ donation, discovering some interesting insights in the process.

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ODD: More than just 'bad behaviour'

If there’s one thing parents can agree on it’s that their child has had a tantrum. But how are parents to know whether their child is simply struggling with a big emotion or whether there is something more serious and long lasting to be dealt with?

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How to talk to children about disasters

Bushfires, flood, drought and other natural disasters can be traumatic for adults and children alike. Dr Andrea Baldwin looks at ways to prepare and help children cope when disaster threatens, supporting their mental health and emotional wellbeing.

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Judging parents: How we learn together

Quite often there are lots of demands on parents. Raising children isn't always easy and at times parents can feel judged on their efforts. Associate Professor Iris Duhn urges more generosity and kindness by withholding judgement while offering help.

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Teaching children crucial life skills

Dr Nicola Yelland says parents may be missing opportunities to tease out life skills from everyday life. She claims the majority of a parent's role is to model, encourage and talk, and developing this habit is more effective than educational toys.

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Screen time and the science of learning

Screens are not good babysitters, but is there such a thing as healthy screen time? How do we understand the benefits and challenges or decide when screen usage might aid learning? Author, speaker and academic Dr Michael Nagel, looks at the research.

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How to answer a child's tough questions

Children are full of questions and sometimes the answers are uncomfortable. Explaining why we don’t use 'that' word, or the reasons behind world war may be awkward, but answering is important. So how can parents of young children handle the hard chat?

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