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News for New Parents: Australian Government Calls for Stronger Regulation of Infant Formula Marketing The government released a report about how infant formula is marketed here, and it’s a big deal for families with babies and toddlers. You might not have heard of it, but there’s a...

Two English neuroscientists, Sarah-Jayne Blakemore and Suparna Choudhury, point to a remarkable occurrence during infancy that might have echoes in adolescence. Similar to adolescence, during the first 18 months of life there is a surge and then pruning of the brain’s neural connections. Curiously, this sculpting process...

Yes, the ‘terrible twos’ are full-on – but let’s look at things from a child’s perspective write researchers Rochelle Matacz and Lynn Priddis Meet Eli. He entered the second year of his life with gusto and now, aged 18 months, he is discovering new things every...

“Give it back. It’s Yours.” Samantha J. Carroll discovers that teaching her three year old to speak correctly is not as easy as it sounds. Just after our daughter turned three, she came down with a troubling affliction: pronoun reversal. Yes, it’s a thing. Who would have...

An exhibition, Miffy & Friends, is soon to open at the QUT Art Museum Gallery (Brisbane). As its director Vanessa Van Ooyen has noted, Bruna’s illustrations have a deceptive simplicity, which belies the artistry behind them, writes Margot Hillel. She couldn’t get much simpler in visual...

A play-based therapy aimed at helping parents manage children’s behaviour has seen long-lasting results in a live trial.  Parents of young toddlers with challenging behaviours have found support through a new early-intervention program aimed at children aged 12-24 months, a study has shown. The unique program focuses...

The toddle is temporarily taken out of the toddler when Tamara Heath’s young daughter recovers from surgery for development dysplasia of the hip. ~She had been diagnosed with developmental dysplasia of the hip and would require corrective surgery before spending almost five months with her chubby...