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Mihiri Udabage

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About Mihiri

Mihiri is happychild.com.au's site coordinator and writer and also works as a freelance writer. As a mother of two children in primary school, Mihiri is particularly interested in evidence-based information about the social and emotional development and wellbeing of pre-teens…though she finds the road ahead well worth researching! Mihiri also has a keen interest in the community sector and writes for not-for-profits and social enterprises, as well as volunteering time to international non-profit, Room to Read.

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An Interview Between Son and Mother – Heartwarming and Affirming

08/05/2014 - 14:30

Joshua Littman, a 12-year-old boy with Asperger’s syndrome, interviews his mother, Sarah. At the time, he was struggling with social acceptance and making friends. Read full post
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Reducing the Risk of Harm from Allergies with Empathy

04/02/2014 - 11:19

The adorable first-day-at-school montages crowd my newsfeed on Facebook – little legs swimming in kaftan-sized uniforms, half a face emerging from under a too-big hat,  tiny shoulders swallowe Read full post
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My Mum is a Cleaner...A Doctor...An Angel

21/11/2013 - 07:45

Children observe their mums and after watching everything she does all day, Mum is called an angel and wished sweet dreams. The sweetest 2-minute video you will see today. Read full post
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To Create Change, We Must First Believe it is Possible

20/11/2013 - 11:13

A social experiment, asking adults how they envision the future of the world, followed by asking their children how they view their future. Read full post
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Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock performing Katy Perry's 'Roar'

06/11/2013 - 09:18

An uplifting and optimistic take on Katy Perry's hit song, 'Roar', performed by patients and staff of the Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock, New Hampshire, USA. Read full post
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Police and Disney Join Forces for Cybersafety

18/06/2014 - 12:18

Cyber safety experts from the Australian Federal Police (AFP) have teamed up with Disney to create and distribute a new online safety program for primary shool children. Read full post
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Maternal Depression Most Common at Four Years After Birth of First Child

21/05/2014 - 12:12

The number of first-time mothers suffering from depression peaks fours years after giving birth, finds a new study published in BJOG:An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Read full post
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Food Allergies - Be Aware Show You Care

12/05/2014 - 10:27

Food allergies are becoming increasingly common and understanding them is important so everyone can help protect those at risk– this is the message that Allergy and Anapyhlaxis Australia w Read full post
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How Your Words Can Shape Your Child's Helping Behaviour

02/05/2014 - 11:52

To 'help' or to' be a helper'? Read full post
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5 Top Tips to Challenge Negative Self-Talk in Children

15/04/2014 - 09:31

Self-talk is comprised of the stories we tell ourselves about ourselves, and is sometimes called our ‘inner voice’. Read full post
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