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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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Children's activities on family holidays

To make sure your next holiday is successful both on the road and at your destination, don’t forget to pack plenty of activities for the children and remember that time spent travelling can actually be a wonderful time to connect with your family.

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Why there's a shortage of male educators

A Macquarie University study has found male educator numbers are declining, estimating primary school teachers will disappear entirely from government schools by 2054 and be ‘extinct’ in Australia by 2067 if the decline continues at the current rate.

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Helping children resettle after a day away

While educators work hard to ensure that children’s emotional needs are met through the day, many young children are still developing coping skills and self-regulation. For children the re-engagement with mum or dad at the end of the day is a big event.

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Early years teachers play vital role

Research is showing that early childhood educators are making the overall greatest contribution to a child’s education, and a growing movement is voicing the importance of early years education and the value of highly qualified early years educators.

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How to choose an early learning centre

It’s understandable that families can be anxious about making the right decision about early learning and care for their little ones. Early childhood professional Dr Lesley Jones guides parents on what to look for in a high quality early learning centre.

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Sharenting: Sharing your child's life online

Sharing our children's lives online has become a common pastime for modern parents. But how much is too much? Should we ever share details about our children online? And if we do, are there any rules we should follow?

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Children with family pets reap benefits

Owning a family pet can help improve and promote your child's social, emotional and physical development, according to researchers who have found owning a four-legged friend isn't just fun, but also a valuable addition to your child's life.

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