Category: Guest Post

Aug 14
Is there such a thing as ‘too old’ to co-sleep with your child? The research might suprise you

Sarah Blunden, CQUniversity Australia Clueless actor Alicia Silverstone recently told a podcast she co-sleeps with her 11-year-old son, explaining she is “just following nature”. “Bear and I still sleep together,” she told The Ellen Fisher Podcast last month. “I’ll be in trouble for saying that, but I really don’t care.” As Silverstone predicted, a backlash […]

Aug 10
“On my worst day …” How the NDIS fosters a deficit mindset and why that should change

Kate Anderson, RMIT University and Darryl Sellwood, Flinders University The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) was designed to empower and support people with disability. But ten years into the scheme, many participants are finding their encounters with the NDIS dehumanising and burdensome. And, according to the scheme’s architect Professor Bruce Bonyhady, service gaps are now […]

Aug 08
More children than ever are struggling with developmental concerns. We need to help families connect and thrive.

Unsplash, CC BY Andrew Whitehouse, The University of Western Australia Early childhood has received a great deal of attention in recent weeks, as Australia has sought to understand ways to relieve the cost pressures on the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The NDIS independent review has released its interim report, which noted many more young […]

May 19
Monkeying around

Monkey bars are more than just playground equipment. They have immense benefits in child development.