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Emotional intelligence gets the royal treatment

The Duke of Cambridge has called for an end to the “stiff upper lip” culture within British society. Prince William says he wants his children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, to be able to talk about their emotions. His comments ...

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Conscientious anti-vaxxers targeted in NSW

Parents who oppose vaccinations on conscientious grounds will no longer be allowed to enrol their children at NSW child care centres under legislation to be introduced by the state opposition. Labor leader Luke Foley announced the policy on Sunday and ...

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Study finds breastfed kids less hyper, not smarter

Breast is best, but won’t make your kids cleverer, researchers from University College Dublin have concluded. Drawing their results from 8000 families from the Growing Up in Ireland longitudinal infant cohort, they used standardised tests in conjunction with maternal reports ...

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Child abusers not all ‘monsters’: experts

Labelling people who sexually abuse children as monsters and demonising them does not help protect child victims, say experts who argue there is not enough focus on prevention. Emphasising the most horrific cases to get the public’s attention has backfired ...

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Richest to lose most under new childcare funding laws

After 18 months of flip-flopping, the government’s changes to childcare funding have finally passed the senate with the support of One Nation, the Nick Xenophon Team and independents Cory Bernardi, David Leyonhjelm and Derryn Hinch. The bill’s changes, which comprise ...

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