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1901, 2024
  • school success

Dad Time Improves School Success

By |January 19th, 2024|

A new study from Leeds University in the UK reveals that fathers engaging in interactive activities with their children, such as reading and playing, significantly improve their kids’ primary school performance.

801, 2024
  • smoking

Strategies to Help Smoking Mothers Quit

By |January 8th, 2024|

Smoke-free spaces will help to ensure a more rapid decline in female smoking rates, with flow-on effects for rates of maternal smoking, promoting the health of mothers and their unborn babies.

2311, 2023
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From the Beginning: Secure Attachment

By |November 23rd, 2023|

Babies who have a secure relationship with their father use more coping tactics to entertain themselves during times of separation from parents than other infants who were not securely attached to their father.

1611, 2023
  • fail

Ten Reasons Why We Fail

By |November 16th, 2023|

Here are ten reflections on falling short of a desired outcome. More precisely, why we fail despite ourselves or our best intentions.

2408, 2023
  • music

Music Training Speeds Up Brain Development in Children

By |August 24th, 2023|

by Assal Habibi  Observing a pianist at a recital – converting musical notations into precisely timed finger movements on a piano – can be a powerful emotional experience. As a researcher of neuroscience and a pianist myself, I understand that the mastering of this skill not only takes practice, but ...

2706, 2023
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Fathers Are Crucial to Healthy Outcomes for Kids, Studies Confirm

By |June 27th, 2023|

by Dan Hart As the US celebrated Father’s Day recently, two recent studies confirm that fathers play a central role in the mental health and behaviour of their children. In a report that compared dozens of studies conducted between 1987 and 2022, the America First Policy Institute (AFPI) found “clear ...

106, 2023
  • social media

U.S. Advisory Admits Link Between Teen Suicide and Social Media

By |June 1st, 2023|

Vivek Murthy’s latest advisory is spotlighting the link between social media and teen suicide. Murthy, a Democrat, and the current United States Surgeon General said, “For too many children, social media use is compromising their sleep and valuable in-person time with family and friends.” “We are in the middle of ...

1603, 2023
  • Equal Pay

Equal Pay Day: Fact or Fabrication?

By |March 16th, 2023|

‘Equal Pay Day’ is March 14 this year. But ever since its founding in 1996, this event is based on erroneous assumptions. It is meant to illustrate the gap between men’s and women’s wages. But is there really such a gap? And is it based on discrimination? The idea to ...

303, 2023
  • music

How Music Increases the IQ of Our Children and the Joy It Brings

By |March 3rd, 2023|

Ludwig van Beethoven said, “Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy. Music is the electrical soil in which the spirit lives, thinks and invents.” Ronnie James Dio, a former member of Black Sabbath, said, “Music, rock & roll music especially, is such a generational thing. Each generation ...

2302, 2023
  • family time

Quality Family Time is Good Medicine

By |February 23rd, 2023|

A unique story testifying to the bond between father and daughter has set parts of the internet on fire. Luis, a 78-old-year old dad living in Spain, was forced into a retirement home because of a loss of independence. This separated Luis from his inseparable, 38-year-old daughter, Estefania, who was ...

202, 2023
  • marriage and money

Marriage is More than Money

By |February 2nd, 2023|

A Pew study released mid-January suggests a majority of mums and dads in the United States are prioritising money over marriage. 90% of those quizzed about ‘aspirations’ for their children ‘prioritized financial independence and career satisfaction’ as numero uno. Material Success The Research Centre’s findings claimed that for a majority ...

3101, 2023
  • family law

Empty Days, Lonely Nights

By |January 31st, 2023|

By Bettina Arndt -- The Sydney Morning Herald, April 28, 2014 A belief that children under three should not stay overnight with their separated or divorced father has underpinned our family law system for years. Has it all been a mistake? Bettina Arndt reports. Editor’s Note: Little has changed in ...

2001, 2023
  • bond

How to Bond with Your Kids – According to Neuroscience

By |January 20th, 2023|

Research reveals the amazing science behind creating a strong, lasting bond between parent and child, helping the child develop into a secure, well-rounded and independent person. “I think it should be cool to be a good partner, a good spouse, a good father… If I’m one of the people who ...

1201, 2023
  • board games

Board Games for Bored Dads and Kids

By |January 12th, 2023|

Board games are boring. Yes, it’s not the greatest way to start off an article selling the importance of tabletop games hammered out between dads, mums, and their kids. Like it or leave it -- win, or lose -- I have no real love for the genre. The very last ...

901, 2023
  • watermelon

Ideal Summer Thirst Quencher

By |January 9th, 2023|

There’s nothing like biting into a wedge of crispy cold watermelon on a hot summer’s day. For me, it brings back vivid childhood memories of being with my family during scorching heat waves in Australia. My dad would always make sure to pick the ripest watermelon by tapping it. If ...

2112, 2022
  • gratitude

Gratitude: The Heartbeat of Love

By |December 21st, 2022|

New research validates age-old wisdom: the simple habit of gratitude can transform a jaded marriage into a joyous encounter. By Marilyn Rodrigues A University of North Carolina study highlighted the association of gratitude with a happy marriage. Cameron Gordon, the study’s lead author, said that the goodwill generated by grateful ...

1912, 2022
  • happy home

Two Secrets to a Happy Home

By |December 19th, 2022|

The big question is: “How do you create a happy home?” I think a lot of people wished they had come from one. Working with young people and families with both older and younger children, I’ve noticed that a happy home can come from any race, occupation, economic status, political ...

1212, 2022
  • self-control

3 Steps to Teaching Your Child Self Control

By |December 12th, 2022|

Self-control is the ability to say “no” when you want to say “yes“! In 1972, Walter Mischel conducted one of the classic psychology experiments of all time. Children were shown into a laboratory and given a plate with a marshmallow on it. They were told they could eat it now, ...

1711, 2022
  • social media

Teen Suicide and Social Media

By |November 17th, 2022|

There’s a heavy silence around the connection between teen suicide and social media. Victims of this epidemic are usually in their teens, and come from a variety of backgrounds. While the consensus is that this connection is difficult to find, one study said there was a ‘direct association between heavy ...

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