What we know about our children after 2021
2021 brought challenges for children, parents, carers and educators; University of Melbourne experts discuss what we need to focus on for the future
Physical activity is critical for children’s quality of life
Increasing the daily level of physical activity could be the easiest ‘win’ for parents to improve their child’s wellbeing, finds University of Melbourne study.
Parenting during lockdown
COVID-19 restrictions made 2020 a challenging year for many parents; University of Melbourne research asks how it all affected their levels of life satisfaction
Separated parents getting better at shared care?
HILDA Survey shows children increasingly staying over with non-resident parent suggest separated couples getting better a sharing care says University of expert
Parents of school-age kids during COVID-19? Yes, you’re stressed
University of Melbourne research finds that Australian parents are feeling the burn of COVID-19 amid a major economic downturn and growing family-work conflict
Managing your family’s cabin fever
Families self-isolating through COVID-19 can bring out the worst in each other; a University of Melbourne expert explains how to keep communication harmonious.
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.