Tagged: Parenting

Kids with autism less likely to be fully vaccinated - Guest Work

Guest Work Apr 03, 2018

Phoebe Roth, The Conversation This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Children with autism and their younger siblings are less likely to be fully vaccinated than neurotypical children and their siblings, new research from the US has found. Of children aged seven years and older, 94% of neurotypical children had … Read More

Kids as curators of creativity - Ice Doctor

Victoria Metcalf Apr 25, 2016

Children have a wealth of information to teach us if we pause to observe their simple rituals as collectors and curators. They’d been playing happily on the wharf, my daughter and a new same-age friend she’d met just minutes before in the restaurant where we’d just eaten lunch. They’d cemented their bonding whilst peering down the hole around a wharf pile in the … Read More

Frozen Friday Fab Four #2 - Ice Doctor

Victoria Metcalf Apr 08, 2014

Four of the Antarctic or anything else headlines/social media bits that have grabbed my attention this week. A double fracture in my daughter’s wrist followed by two mystery allergic reactions and a stomach bug for all means it’s a little past Friday, but we’ll just have to roll with it and temporarily suspend belief. Don’t do that with the science … Read More

The Vote & Parenting – oversimplifying a complex issue - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Jun 22, 2013

The Vote is a monthly debate programme which shows on TV3 in New Zealand. This week the title of the debate was “Our Kids: The Problems not Poverty, It’s Parenting.” The moment I read this title I was wary. Arguing the affirmative – that issues of child neglect and abuse in New Zealand stem from poor parenting and not poverty … Read More