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  • I Never Thought I’d Say This, But THIS Screen Time is a Great Idea

    Samsung Australia has teamed up with aged care provider Uniting to provide a bucket list program for aged care homes across NSW and the ACT, to encourage residents to fulfil their dreams.

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  • How You Talk to Your Child Changes their Brain

    Most parents know that talking to their child helps them develop. But a new study has revealed that it’s how you talk to your child that really matters for their brain growth. Rather than just spewing complex words at them, or showing flashcards in the hope of enriching their vocabulary, the key is to engage them in “conversational turns” – in other words, a good old chat.

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  • Not Everyone Parents the Same Way

    Secrets Of A Maya Supermom: What Parenting Books Don't Tell You

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  • A Dementia Friendly Bank

    A South Australian bank has been working to support people living with dementia to remain financially independent for as long as possible. BankSA teamed up with Dementia Australia to make banking safer, easier and more accessible for people with dementia and become the first bank in the state to be recognised as dementia friendly.

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  • Activity Helps Students

    For various reasons, children in many countries are increasingly sedentary and childhood obesity is a growing concern.

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  • Preventing Learned Helplessness in Students with Learning Disorders

    By the time I was twelve, I believed that no matter how hard I tried in math I would fail. My grade 6 teacher was the catalyst to this negative, fixed mindset. She had tried to help me three times to understand fractions and in failing to do so she asked, “Why are you so stupid?” It was from that moment, my negative self-concept regarding math started to form. I can’t completely blame my grade 6 teacher; math was hard for me. I have dyscalculia. I failed grade 8, grade 9 and grade 10 math and had to take summer school for those three years. But, the negative self-concept played a massive role in this failure.

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  • Tongue Tie in Babies

    A tongue-tie is when the piece of skin under the baby’s tongue (called the frenulum) is tight, or shorter than normal. It is also called Ankyloglossia (pronounced ankle-o-gloss-ia).

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  • Illustrated Story Books are Better for Children’s Brains than Video or Text Alone

    Study used stories by Canadian author Robert Munsch to test how children respond to different media. While an educational audio book or cartoon may seem like the best option to entertain a curious four-year-old, researchers at the Cincinnati Children's Hospital say it's best to pick up an old-fashioned picture book.

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  • Music Encourages Older People to Remain Active

    Staying active can be a challenge for most people, but one group that may find this more cumbersome are older people or those with dementia. ACH Group has started a program where residents are offered music-based exercise classes to encourage them to remain engaged.

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  • Not for Everyone – Home Schooling

    It's 8.45am on a cold Monday morning and I nervously approach the school gates, holding on to my son's and daughter's hands tightly. A few of the mums look surprised to see us. "What are you doing here?" asks one. "Look who it is," jokes another. I smile through clenched teeth. It feels good to be back, but I have some explaining to do …

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