Promoting Risk-taking and Physically Challenging Play in Australian Early Childhood Settings in a Changing Regulatory Environment – Journal of Early Childhood Research

ABSTRACT This article presents data from a survey of Early Childhood Education and Care services in Australia. The study investigated outdoor play provision in terms of space, resources and planning for risk-taking in play. Overall, the results indicate that the participating centres are well-resourced to promote physical play, but vary in terms of opportunities for … [Read More] Promoting Risk-taking and Physically Challenging Play in Australian Early Childhood Settings in a Changing Regulatory Environment – Journal of Early Childhood Research

Evaluating the efficacy of children participating in Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters [HIPPY] and Head Start – Journal of Early Childhood Research

ABSTRACT The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of the Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters [HIPPY] program when implemented within Head Start programs by measuring children’s language proficiency scores. Participants were kindergarteners concurrently enrolled in both a Head Start program and the Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters [HIPPY] … [Read More] Evaluating the efficacy of children participating in Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters [HIPPY] and Head Start – Journal of Early Childhood Research

Young Children’s Initiation into Family Literacy Practices in the Digital Age – Journal of Early Childhood Research

ABSTRACT This article reports a study that explored young children’s digital literacy in the home. The aim of the study was to identify the range of digital literacy practices in which children are engaged in the home and to explore how these are embedded into family life and involve family members. Four children, two girls … [Read More] Young Children’s Initiation into Family Literacy Practices in the Digital Age – Journal of Early Childhood Research

How does ‘Community’ Facilitate Early Childhood Service use in a Multicultural Australian Suburb?” Journal of Early Childhood Research

ABSTRACT Participation in early childhood development and education services is an important contributor to how well children develop throughout their early years and their success later in life. This article reports on research which examined how multicultural groups identify and use their community connections to share information and inform decision-making about and access to early … [Read More] How does ‘Community’ Facilitate Early Childhood Service use in a Multicultural Australian Suburb?” Journal of Early Childhood Research

Food as a discretionary item: the impact of welfare payment changes on low-income single mother’s food choices and strategies – Journal of Poverty and Social Justice

ABSTRACT Recent changes to Australia’s welfare system have affected low-income single parent families, with many moved on to an employment seeker’s payment (a reduced payment) when the policy change made them ineligible for a family payment. To explore the impacts of this policy change, in-depth interviews were conducted with 23 low-income single mothers across Australia. … [Read More] Food as a discretionary item: the impact of welfare payment changes on low-income single mother’s food choices and strategies – Journal of Poverty and Social Justice

The potential of child support to reduce lone mother poverty: comparing population survey data in Australia and the UK – Journal of Poverty and Social Justice

ABSTRACT This paper assesses the contribution that child support makes to Australian lone mothers’ income packages and the proportion lifted out of poverty as a result. Using the Household Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) dataset, we compare the results to a study conducted in the UK. Child support payments were more likely to … [Read More] The potential of child support to reduce lone mother poverty: comparing population survey data in Australia and the UK – Journal of Poverty and Social Justice

The Relationship Between Children’s Executive Functioning, Theory of Mind, and Verbal Skills with Their Own and Others’ Behaviour in a Cooperative Context: Changes in relations from early to middle school-age  – Infant and Child Development

ABSTRACT Learning to behave in socially competent ways is an essential component of children’s development. This study examined the relations between children’s social, communicative, and cognitive skills and their behaviours during a cooperative task, as well as how these relationships change at different ages. Early school-age (5–8 years old) and middle school-age (9–12 years old) children completed … [Read More] The Relationship Between Children’s Executive Functioning, Theory of Mind, and Verbal Skills with Their Own and Others’ Behaviour in a Cooperative Context: Changes in relations from early to middle school-age  – Infant and Child Development

Parental Working Time Patterns and Children’s Socioemotional Wellbeing: Comparing working parents in Finland, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands – Children and Youth Services Review

Highlights In all three countries, parents working nonstandard times reported more internalizing problems in their children compared to parents in regular day work. Demanding working hours for families (i.e., nonstandard working time, overtime at short notice) appears to be linked with internalizing, rather than externalizing, problems among children. Some of the links between parental working … [Read More] Parental Working Time Patterns and Children’s Socioemotional Wellbeing: Comparing working parents in Finland, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands – Children and Youth Services Review

Child Conduct Problems Across Home and School Contexts: A person-centered approach – Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment

ABSTRACT To examine patterns of conduct problems across the home and school context, we used latent class analysis to analyze primary caregivers’ and teachers’ ratings on the conduct problems subscale of the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (Goodman Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 38, 581–586, 1997) in the Family Life Project (N?=?1,292), a prospective study … [Read More] Child Conduct Problems Across Home and School Contexts: A person-centered approach – Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment

Child Routines and Self-Regulation Serially Mediate Parenting Practices and Externalizing Problems in Preschool Children – Child & Youth Care Forum

ABSTRACT Background: Studies clearly indicate that parenting practices relate to child externalizing behaviors, although the mechanisms underlying this relation are less well understood. There has been limited evaluation of child routines and self-regulation in relation to these variables, and no known studies have evaluated all of these variables simultaneously. Objective: This study examined child routines and self-regulation … [Read More] Child Routines and Self-Regulation Serially Mediate Parenting Practices and Externalizing Problems in Preschool Children – Child & Youth Care Forum

Longitudinal Associations Between Parental Bonding, Parenting Stress, and Executive Functioning in Toddlerhood – Journal of Child and Family Studies

ABSTRACT Early executive functioning is an important predictor for future development of children’s cognitive skills and behavioral outcomes. Parenting behavior has proven to be a key environmental determinant of child executive functioning. However, the association of parental affect and cognitions directed to the child with child executive functioning has been understudied. Therefore, in the present … [Read More] Longitudinal Associations Between Parental Bonding, Parenting Stress, and Executive Functioning in Toddlerhood – Journal of Child and Family Studies

Children’s Agency: ‘Getting By, Getting Back, Getting Out and Getting Organised’ Under Welfare-to-Work in Australia – Children & Society

ABSTRACT One in four children in lone-parent households in Australia lives in poverty. Welfare-to-work policies designed to ‘activate’ lone-parents into the labour market is one approach that successive governments have employed to address this issue. This article argues that activation policies that target parents risk overlooking the implications for the children in these families. It … [Read More] Children’s Agency: ‘Getting By, Getting Back, Getting Out and Getting Organised’ Under Welfare-to-Work in Australia – Children & Society

Ask Me! Self-reported Features of Adolescents Experiencing Neglect or Emotional Maltreatment: A rapid systematic review – Child: Care, Health and Development

ABSTRACT Background: Neglect is often overlooked in adolescence, due in part to assumptions about autonomy and misinterpretation of behaviors being part of normal adolescent development. Emotional maltreatment (abuse or neglect) has a damaging effect throughout the lifespan, but is rarely recognized amongst adolescents. Our review aims to identify features that adolescents experiencing neglect and/ or emotional … [Read More] Ask Me! Self-reported Features of Adolescents Experiencing Neglect or Emotional Maltreatment: A rapid systematic review – Child: Care, Health and Development

Patterns of Multiple Risk Exposures for Low Receptive Vocabulary Growth 4-8 Years in the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children – Plos One

ABSTRACT Risk exposures and predictions of child development outcomes typically estimate the independent effects of individual exposures. As a rule though, children are not exposed piecemeal to individual or single risks but, rather, they are exposed to clusters of risk. Many of these clusters of risks are better thought of as comprising a developmental “circumstance” … [Read More] Patterns of Multiple Risk Exposures for Low Receptive Vocabulary Growth 4-8 Years in the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children – Plos One

Record employment not helping working-age families avoid poverty, new research shows (UK) – Intergenerational Foundation

Extract from an article by David Kingman David Kingman looks at the findings of a new piece of research into the living standards. Since the “Great Recession” began in 2008, one of the biggest successes of the UK economy has been the so-called “jobs miracle”, which has seen the number of people in some kind of … [Read More] Record employment not helping working-age families avoid poverty, new research shows (UK) – Intergenerational Foundation

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