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  1. 10 October 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    Kids’ sleep a key indicator of wellbeing

    The ABC's massive children's happiness survey reveals that sleep is a key indicator of a child's wellbeing, according to University of Melbourne analysis

  2. 27 September 2017 - Inside Business

    Teenage daughters as a risk of divorce

    University of Melbourne research finds parents of teenage daughters have a higher risk of divorce - but the risk disappears if the fathers grew up with a sister

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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

  7. 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.

  8. 27 March 2017 - Learning & Teaching

    Instructional teaching explained

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

  9. 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.

  10. 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.