June 26, 2019

Childcare, preschool, kindergarten – what do 3 year olds need?

The educational requirements of three year olds is now a political issue. So what are their needs, what is currently available and should there be more options? Trevor Chappell discussed this with […]
June 26, 2019
Woy Woy Peninsula Community Child Care

Noise – does it have a future?

Exponential urbanisation and automation look like making the future an increasingly rowdy place. But then there’s noise and there’s noise, with many young people, research suggests, now finding it increasingly difficult to concentrate in […]
June 26, 2019
Woy Woy Peninsula Community Child Care

Disasters and children’s mental health

Traumatic events such as the mass shooting in New Zealand and the Easter bombings in Sri Lanka cause tragedy—leaving deep emotional scars. And following natural disasters a high proportion of children report […]
June 26, 2019
Woy Woy Peninsula Community Child Care

The evidence for whether probiotics help recurring stomach pain in kids

Some studies have reported that probiotics help reduce pain for children with recurrent abdominal pain (RAP). But what does the latest review of the evidence have to say? Guests: Dr Tamsin Newlove-Delgado […]
June 26, 2019
Woy Woy Peninsula Community Child Care

Does the temperament of a baby impact on whether they become obese?

New research indicates there might be a link between how easily a baby is soothed, and whether they develop obesity as toddlers. So, the study’s authors say monitoring a newborn’s temperament could […]
February 4, 2018
Child Care Central Coast - Central Coast Preschool

Raising children in difficult situations

Many studies have found children suffer when the situation at home is not a happy one. How can parents and the community help children in vulnerable situations grow up to be healthy […]
February 4, 2018
Child Care Central Coast - Central Coast Preschool

Should smacking children be illegal?

Were you smacked as a child? Do you sometimes resort to a smack to discipline your child? Smacking has now been outlawed in 51 countries and there is a push to have […]
February 4, 2018
Woy Woy Peninsula Community Child Care

Toddlers and technology – are our children spending too much time in front of screens?

One third of pre-schoolers own their own mobile screen-based device and infants are spending an average of two hours a day in front of screens. The child health Poll released by the […]
February 4, 2018
Child Care Central Coast - Central Coast Preschool

Melatonin use is increasing in children and teens. Is it safe?

It’s midnight and you’re tossing and turning in bed — your nighty or your boxer shorts are getting pulled in all directions. Your mind’s racing with questions like: “Why did I say […]
February 4, 2018
Child Care Central Coast - Central Coast Preschool

Food safety and the lunchbox wars

Another week, another edict about school lunches. Lunchboxes these days must be healthy, and often schools ask for children to only bring ‘nude’ lunches, free of any packaging rubbish. Now parents and […]