This week, happychild had the privilege of speaking with Megan Mitchell, Australia’s first National Children’s Commissioner. We were interested to understand more about her role and what she has to say about the state of children’s rights in Australia after her first eight months on the job. Read full article
Children observe their mums and after watching everything she does all day, Mum is called an angel and wished sweet dreams. The sweetest 2-minute video you will see today.
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The Allen Adventure iPad™ app is developed by the Safe and Supportive School Communities Working Group—made up of all Australian education authorities – to help children 3-8 years of age develop social and emotional skills. Described as fun and positive, it is designed as an interactive story about a young visitor from another planet who is new to school and is learning how to get on with his Earthling classmates. Through discussion with parents and educators, children can learn how to manage a variety of social situations, like making friends, getting on with others and dealing with difficult behaviours from other children. Read full article
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The newly released policy from the American Academy of Paediatrics (AAP) Council on Communications and Media urges parents, schools, doctors and advertisers to recognise media effects on children – both positive and negative. While the Academy remains concerned about research-based evidence about the potential for harm from media messages, it also acknowledges the positive effects from television shows like Sesame Street, which teaches children numbers and letters Read full article
Parents who call in pest controllers to get rid of termites in the year before pregnancy are twice as likely to have a child with a brain tumour, according to a national study. The study on links between pesticides and childhood brain cancer, led by Telethon Institute for Child Health Research Professor Elizabeth Milne, revealed parental exposure in the home in the year before conception and during pregnancy were associated with a bigger risk of their child developing a brain tumour. Read full article