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  1. 20 September 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    Inactive kids at risk of falls and fractures in old age

    Sedentary children face a higher risk of osteoporosis in old age, due to lower bone density and poor executive function, say University of Melbourne researchers

  2. 19 July 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    Child stroke survivors have time on their side

    New research from the University of Melbourne has found children who survive a stroke have a much longer period in which to recover motor skills than adults.

  3. 31 May 2017 - Inside Business

    The algorithm for accessing child care

    University of Melbourne research looks at how an economic theory could form an algorithm to help parents secure a much sought-after spot in child care.

  4. 29 May 2017 - Learning & Teaching

    Parents: 24/7 CEOs of our kids’ lives

    In The Strength Switch, Lea Waters from the University of Melbourne explains how strength-based parenting can help children become more optimistic and resilient

  5. 27 March 2017 - Learning & Teaching

    Prescription for developing a child’s mind

    How we interact with children during play can boost their cognitive development, but parents and educators need support to help them get it right.

  6. 27 March 2017 - Learning & Teaching

    Instructional teaching explained

    Instructional teaching, or intentional teaching, can boost future learning and development. This is how it works.

  7. 12 February 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    Why helping at home is good for kids

    They might complain about it, but doing chores can be good for children. Now a major study will find out exactly what they think about helping out at home.

  8. 26 January 2017 - Learning & Teaching

    How to cope with your child’s first day at school

    The first day of school is a huge transition, not just for children but parents too. Seeing it as a positive challenge can make it easier for everyone.

  9. 20 December 2016 - Under the Microscope

    It takes two to write and laugh

    Sisters Lisa Gibbs and Bernadette Hellard have found fun and success in writing children's books that aim to build the resilience of younger readers.

  10. 16 November 2016 - Health & Wellbeing

    Hidden burden as young carers pick up the pieces

    Young people make up 20 per cent of carers looking after child relatives who aren't their own, but they are a hidden group losing out on education and careers.