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What is eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR)? researchers Peta Stapleton and Cher McGillivray look at the current theories. Childhood traumatic experiences are common. Almost one in three (32%) Australians reported being physically abused as a child, 31% experienced emotional abuse, 28.5% were victims of sexual...

It’s important to play with your kids but let them make the rules, writes Victoria Whitington Young children love to play with their mums and dads. But for busy parents, it’s often the last thing they feel like doing. Running a home and family, doing paid work...

Nicholas Archer and Astrid Poelman from the CSIRO report Taste depends on nature and nurture.   You’re out for dinner with a bunch of friends, one of whom orders pizza with anchovies and olives to share, but you hate olives and anchovies! Do you pipe up with...

Promising Results in Height Growth and Reduced Health Risks In a groundbreaking study led by the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI), a drug called vosoritide, designed to boost bone growth in children with the most common form of dwarfism (achondroplasia), has shown remarkable potential beyond its...

If you're employed in Australia, you're likely familiar with compulsory superannuation payments from your employer, currently set at 11% and set to increase to 12% by July 2025, writes author Ana Kresina Super is often overlooked when planning for parental leave, given its long-term nature and...

The Australian paid parental leave scheme has no provision for babies born prematurely or unwell, and it’s time for a change to support all families, writes researchers by Dr Abbey Eeles and Professor Alicia Spittle A baby entering the world is a very special thing, but...

With so much data released about family, domestic and sexual violence, it can be difficult to see how it all fits together, writes researcher Daryl Higgins The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has attempted to do this with a new website that tells the...

As cash-strapped and time-poor parents struggle to stretch their budgets and schedules, a new travel trend is gaining popularity and redefining family holidays – cruising!  Australian families are discovering a game-changing holiday hack that ensures a stress-free, budget-friendly vacation – cruising! Gabby Walters, a leading tourism...

The better you prepare ahead of time, the smoother the journey once you welcome your baby, writes author Ana Kresina Whether your desire for kids has been a lifelong dream or a realisation that kicked in at age 30 when your ovaries went into overdrive, the...

Spaniards love meat or seafood cooked in oil and garlic: garlic prawns, garlic chicken and garlic squid, writes Roberta Muir. I use beautiful southern calamari for this simple, tasty dish of calamares al ajillo as I love their delicate flesh, but you could use any squid,...