What are 21st century parents concerned about?
Rising cost of education and rapid social change make it difficult for parents to prepare their children for the future finds University of Melbourne research.
Supporting families with twin babies…or more
Families having twins, triplets or more has doubled in 40 years, but the support and advice provided to them needs updating say University of Melbourne experts.
A chance to even the odds
A child’s destiny is influenced by socio-economic status and location, but quality early learning can help even the odds, says a University of Melbourne expert.
Sharing the load
A University of Melbourne expert says this year’s Federal Budget should deliver better family-friendly policies for individual, economic and social rewards.
More maternal and child health nurse visits help mothers and babies thrive
University of Melbourne research finds increasing maternal and child health nurse visits to mothers facing adversity improves maternal and child wellbeing.
Focusing on kindness, not consumption, this Christmas
With a bit of planning, parents can use Christmas to teach kids how to slow down and be kind to other people, says University of Melbourne expert Lea Waters.
What school is best for your child?
Choosing the right school for your child can be daunting, but a University of Melbourne expert has practical hints and tips for what to look for and ask about.
Teaching your child to cope
Parents and teachers can help young people learn coping skills to better deal with the stresses of everyday life, says a University of Melbourne expert.
Who is left behind under the new child care subsidy?
The University of Melbourne's HILDA survey finds families are increasingly relying on childcare but changing policy may lock out those who need it most.
The household chemicals affecting your fertility
Common household chemicals can affect your fertility; a University of Melbourne expert shares ways to reduce your intake of EDCs if you're trying to have a baby