Parentingideas Blog

Becoming better parents

Written & curated for parents by the Parentingideas team

Do you want to help young children have the best possible start to life?

Blog Post Teaser Image  Do you have a child aged 2-5 years who hasn’t yet started school? If so, we’d love to hear from you. The Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research at Deakin University in Melbourne is running a really important research project. We’re interested in active play and electronic media use in 2-5 year old children. We’d love it if you could help us out by taking our online survey.

What’s it all about? Our project – Mums, Dads and Kids – is investigating how active young children are, how much time they spend using electronic media and how these behaviours impact some aspects of their development. We’re also really interested in what parents think about how these behaviours might impact on their child’s health, growth and development.

There is such little research in this area that we really have very little understanding of how to best support healthy growth and development for our young children. One of the main aims of this project is to get a better understanding of the issues being studied so that we can develop programs and policies which best support a really healthy start to life for our little children.

What do you have to do? It’s really simple! We are asking mums and dads of 2-5 year old children to take our online survey. It’s easy – just click on the link  and it will take you to our initial screening survey.

This will take only 2-3 minutes of your time. Once you’ve completed that, we can email you your own specific link for our full survey which will take between 10-20 minutes of your time, depending on your answers.

Once the project is finished, we will be happy to share with you some of the results if you would like to receive them.

If you’re on Facebook, we would also love it if you could like our project page and share it with your friends.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Jen at

Subscribe for Blog updates