Cosima Marriner

Cosima Marriner

Cosima Marriner is a Sun-Herald senior writer

Children born overseas feel pain of racism at school

Cosima Marriner Four out of five children born in non-English speaking countries experience racism at school.

Payment bid to boost IVF cycle

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Cosima Marriner Women who donate their eggs so others can have children would be paid for their trouble, under changes to the IVF code of ethics being considered by Australia's chief medical advisory and research...

Students descend on nasty website Ask.fm

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Cosima Marriner It's a website renowned for vicious and offensive postings with guaranteed anonymity, and yet teenagers are flocking to Ask.fm.

Generation X fatter than baby boomer parents: University of Adelaide study

Cosima Marriner Generation Xers are fatter and more likely to have diabetes in their prime than their baby boomer parents, highlighting the significant deterioration in health in the space of a generation.

Diabetes and obesity are Gen X issues, research shows

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Cosima Marriner Generation Xers are fatter and more likely to have diabetes in the prime of their lives than their baby boomer parents were, highlighting the significant deterioration in health in the space of one...

Racism on the rise in Australia: migrants report cultural shift

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Cosima Marriner It is being harassed on public transport, constantly being asked, ''Where are you from?'' when you've lived here most of your life, not getting a job interview because of your Middle Eastern-sounding...

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Baby sling safety campaign to be launched after suffocations

Cosima Marriner One in 20 babies carried in a baby sling has been injured or narrowly escaped, with parents confused about how to position their children safely in the popular carrier, a survey reveals.

Baby slings a danger to one in 20

Cosima Marriner One in 20 babies has been injured or narrowly escaped injury in a baby sling, with parents confused about how to position their children safely in the popular carrier, a survey reveals.

Parents cheat 85% of childcare centres: survey

Cosima Marriner Parents have cheated 85 per cent of childcare centres nationally by ''centre hopping'' without paying their bills, even though they still claim the 50 per cent federal government childcare subsidy.

Childcare industry call for parent blacklist with rise of fee dodging

Cosima Marriner Some parents are reportedly 'centre hopping' to avoid paying skyrocketing childcare fees.

Strong social skills are 'key to surviving bullying'

Cosima Marriner Bullying victimes who have strong social skills are likely to emerge unscathed, study finds.

ADHD: Diagnosis may be a distraction from the truth

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Cosima Marriner About one in every 10 Australian children has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, with more children being diagnosed and medicated every year.

US doctor claims ADHD does not exist

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Cosima Marriner About one in 10 Australian children has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, with more diagnosed and medicated every year.

Giving advice after domestic abuse takes tragic toll

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Cosima Marriner Lena Kasparian knows about domestic violence. The 35-year-old was charged with murdering her abusive alcoholic partner in 2011.

Extreme sport for kids: Born to ride ... and rock climb ... and skateboard

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Cosima Marriner Children as young as two are hopping on BMX bikes, climbing rock walls and attempting skateboard manoeuvres in a quest for more adrenalin-pumping pastimes than kicking the footy or going for a swim.

Coaching: Parents send children to school before preschool

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Cosima Marriner One in five of the English students at tutoring company Kumon are preschoolers, as parents increasingly seek to give their children a head start on their peers when they reach school.

Toddlers take on extreme sports

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Cosima Marriner Children as young as two are hopping on BMX bikes, climbing rock walls and attempting skateboard manoeuvres in a quest for more adrenalin-pumping pastimes than kicking the footy or going for a swim.

Younger couples prefer marriage, survey shows

Cosima Marriner A generational shift is taking place in attitudes to marriage, with younger couples appearing more committed to the institution than their older peers.

Split-ups: Single parents positive about kids, survey finds

Cosima Marriner Recently separated parents are overwhelmingly positive about their children's health and wellbeing but more ambivalent about their own lives, particularly their finances.

Mothers coping better than fathers after split

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Cosima Marriner Recently separated mothers are more satisfied with their new lives than separated fathers but all parents are overwhelmingly positive about the health and wellbeing of their children after the split.