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A mother tries to encourage her child to eat

If meals with your children are ruled by what they refuse to eat, consider a UNSW Sydney dietitian’s advice on how to tackle fussy eating and win mealtime back.

Young boy on the laptop

Parents need to be more vigilant about their child’s internet usage as we spend more time online, cybersecurity expert Richard Buckland warns. 

Child in front of arguing parents

Professor Elizabeth Fernandez on helping children cope with uncertain times.

A mother and child wear face masks during the COVID-19 outbreak.

We need to adopt a child-centred approach in this pandemic in order to reduce trauma levels.

Police at a music festival

Reports from the police watchdog on strip searches and the controversial Suspect Targeted Management Plan confirm growing concerns, say two UNSW Law researchers.

Analysis of distractions leading to child drowning fatalities in Australia

New UNSW research is a timely reminder this summer that housework, socialising and miscommunication can become deadly distractions when young children are left alone in or near water.

Children and adolescents with mental illness facing hospitalisation

UNSW Sydney contributes to guidelines which indicate when children and adolescents should be treated in psychiatric hospitals.

mother in prison

In several Australian prisons, babies and toddlers live with their mothers who are serving time. Keeping young children with their mums is a good thing, but they need to be better supported.

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A UNSW-led study of more than 100,000 children is the largest ever to examine who delays starting school in New South Wales, and how a child’s age when they start school relates to their ‘readiness’ in terms of development.

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Flu vaccination is provided free for children with chronic illnesses, yet uptake is low prompting UNSW researchers to call for renewed efforts to get this message out to parents in order to keep affected children out of hospital.

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