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Why there need to be more autistic characters in children’s books

Why there need to be more autistic characters in children’s books | DHSchildstudies | Scoop.it
The limited and skewed portrayal of autism means it is often
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Population pressure: How many kids should you have? - Big Australia - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Population pressure: How many kids should you have? - Big Australia - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | DHSchildstudies | Scoop.it
How do you balance your desire to have kids with concerns about their impact on the environment? We get a range of perspectives on this thorny question.
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Your Kid’s Phone Is Not Like a Cigarette - The New York Times

Your Kid’s Phone Is Not Like a Cigarette - The New York Times | DHSchildstudies | Scoop.it

We can’t fight technology the way we fought Big Tobacco.


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Students with Autism Want Their Teachers to Know These Things

Students with Autism Want Their Teachers to Know These Things | DHSchildstudies | Scoop.it
Stumped as to how to approach your students with autism? Worried you'll say or do the wrong thing? Unsure how to talk to and about kids with autism? Here are the top tips your autistic students wish you knew.

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Play-based learning can set your child up for success at school and beyond

Play-based learning can set your child up for success at school and beyond | DHSchildstudies | Scoop.it
Research shows play-based learning programs enhance children's learning outcomes and teaches them skills relevant to the 21st century, such as problem-solving and creativity.

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K.I.R.M. God is Business " From Day One"'s curator insight, July 27, 1:15 PM

Who alleges that playing with our children in actions or words is being Erratic behaviours exibited instead of the way that some parents, children and their family members exibit their love to , for and with each other. 

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Children aren’t starting puberty younger, medieval skeletons reveal

Children aren’t starting puberty younger, medieval skeletons reveal | DHSchildstudies | Scoop.it
Children in medieval England entered puberty between ten and 12 years of age – the same as today.
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Treating Anxiety in Children

Treating Anxiety in Children | DHSchildstudies | Scoop.it
Which child needs psychotherapy or medication: the parent-clinger, the dog-fearer or the school-avoider?

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The motherhood penalty is still deeply entrenched ... even in Denmark

The motherhood penalty is still deeply entrenched ... even in Denmark | DHSchildstudies | Scoop.it
It will take more than progressive government policies to ensure equal opportunities for mothers and fathers
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Why there need to be more autistic characters in children’s books

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The limited and skewed portrayal of autism means it is often
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No Surprise: Babies Born with NAS Have Smaller Head Circumference

No Surprise: Babies Born with NAS Have Smaller Head Circumference | DHSchildstudies | Scoop.it
One of first prospective studies to examine this issue
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'People are auctioning off their children': Airtasker safety concerns

'People are auctioning off their children': Airtasker safety concerns | DHSchildstudies | Scoop.it
A sharing economy platform is under scrutiny over concerns for child safety.
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Eighth child dead from fallen IKEA dresser

Eighth child dead from fallen IKEA dresser | DHSchildstudies | Scoop.it
An eighth child has died from a fallen IKEA dresser. The fatality has prompted the company to reannounce the recall of Malm and other dressers that can tip over.
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Investors prod Apple on effects iPhones, iPads having on children

Investors prod Apple on effects iPhones, iPads having on children | DHSchildstudies | Scoop.it
Two of the biggest investors on Wall Street have asked Apple to study the health effects of its products and to make it easier for parents to limit thei
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What is FASD?

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) is a term used for a spectrum of conditions caused by fetal alcohol exposure. Each condition and its diagnosis is based on the presentation of characteristic features which are unique to the individual and may be physical, developmental and/ or neurobehavioural.
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40 per cent of Australian mothers drink while pregnant: study

40 per cent of Australian mothers drink while pregnant: study | DHSchildstudies | Scoop.it
Almost half of Australian women drink during their pregnancy, and health authorities need to craft new policies to reduce alcohol use in expectant women, a new study shows.
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Alby Fox Davis: Mum reveals bouncy ball that caused son’s death

The heartbroken family of Alby Fox Davis say false accusations about his death only exacerbate their pain.
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The children of alcoholic parents need help. I know this all too well | Liam Byrne | Opinion | The Guardian

The children of alcoholic parents need help. I know this all too well | Liam Byrne | Opinion | The Guardian | DHSchildstudies | Scoop.it
Even if you’ve brave enough to overcome the shame and stigma and seek help, you’ll find services are being cut heavily, says the MP Liam Byrne

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SMA genetic screening: Couple who lost their baby fighting for others to access free testing - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

SMA genetic screening: Couple who lost their baby fighting for others to access free testing - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | DHSchildstudies | Scoop.it
Rachael and Jonny Casella lost their daughter Mackenzie to a genetic condition they had no idea existed. Now they're fighting for every Australian couple to have access to free screening before they start a family.
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Disability cause: Early childhood poor nutrition linked to hearing loss

Disability cause: Early childhood poor nutrition linked to hearing loss | DHSchildstudies | Scoop.it
Hearing loss is the fourth leading cause of disability worldwide, and an estimated 80 % of affected individuals live in low- and middle-income countries.
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Is social media causing childhood depression?

Do children spend too much time online and does social media use make them anxious and unhappy?


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5-Year-Olds Work Farm Machinery, and Injuries Follow

5-Year-Olds Work Farm Machinery, and Injuries Follow | DHSchildstudies | Scoop.it
Children are growing up driving large farm machines to help their families. Thousands are injured every year; many are killed.

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Kids as young as four posting explicit images and being groomed online

Kids as young as four posting explicit images and being groomed online | DHSchildstudies | Scoop.it
Police will start teaching online safety to kindergarten children after it has emerged kids as young as four are posting explicit images of themselves.

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Here's the real reason TV bosses want to axe kids' drama - and why they shouldn't be allowed to

Here's the real reason TV bosses want to axe kids' drama - and why they shouldn't be allowed to | DHSchildstudies | Scoop.it
Representatives from the children's television industry have come out fighting as network bosses plead for their content quotas to be relaxed.
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Guide to combat childhood injury and death

Guide to combat childhood injury and death | DHSchildstudies | Scoop.it
Child safety and health experts have launched the Child Safety Good Practice guide, aimed at reducing childhood injury and death.
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Tooth decay crisis: Dentists plead with parents to reduce children's sugar intake

Tooth decay crisis: Dentists plead with parents to reduce children's sugar intake | DHSchildstudies | Scoop.it
Dentists are pleading with parents to cut the amount of sugar in their children's lunch boxes, as figures show NSW is in the grips of a child tooth decay crisis.
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