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Kids who lie have good memory skills

Scientists have found the first clear evidence that children who are good liars have better verbal working memories. Psychologist Elena Hoicka, a member of the team from the University of Sheffield, said: “While parents are usually not too proud when ...

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Girls may be masking autism, research shows

New research from Bond University has revealed autism may be going undiagnosed in girls. A study from the university’s Centre for Autism Spectrum Disorder showed while girls often appear more socially competent than boys it could be a façade for ...

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Indonesia keen to supply nannies to Australia

Indonesia may contribute to the army of nannies needed for a taxpayer-subsidised Australian trial. The two-year program, announced in April, will target shift-worker parents such as police and nurses, as well as families in regional areas that find it difficult to ...

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Working from home has benefits for families

Research from the Bankwest Curtin Economic Centre (BCEC) has found working from home has overall strong benefits for families. Associate professor Mike Dockery, principal lead research fellow at BCEC spearheaded the study and examined how working patterns affected family relationships. The results ...

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Study examines mental illness in new dads

Understanding the transition by men into fatherhood and the tools that can help them is the focus of new research launched by Griffith University and the Queensland University of Technology. The study, funded by beyondblue, aims to promote satisfaction in fatherhood and examine ...

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Survey to explore vaccination fears

Researchers are hoping to get to the sharp end of parents’ fears about childhood vaccinations by conducting a nationwide survey. A team from the University of Queensland’s Parenting and Family Support Centre is asking parents of children 5 years old ...

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