Most parents know how important it is to read to their child, but not as many know the importance of helping them learn emotional skills. And it's the emotional skills teachers find most important.
Many of the gels, toys or therapies recommended to help kids through teething may be dangerous. So, what's a parent to do?
New study suggests that women should avoid alcohol around the time of conception.
When children are being clingy, they're communicating their feelings. This is normal and healthy. Parents can help by acknowledging the feelings that come with their child's behaviour.
Children need to play and discover the world for themselves without too much restriction. Here are some ways we can enhance children's opportunities to do this.
Using a sing song voice helps babies tell the difference between words like 'mummy' or 'daddy'.
Research has found one-quarter of children in NSW delayed school entry in 2009 and 2012, with the tendency to delay varying according to where families live and their socio-economic status.
Playing with imaginary friends in childhood is linked to being more creative as an adult.
For a child to excel in a particular field, specific conditions are essential. A scholar of educational psychology explains what those conditions are.
A new study in JAMA Pediatrics suggests higher levels of screen time at two and three years of age predict poorer child outcomes at three and five years, respectively.
It's not too late for a New Year's resolution. If you're a parent - resolving to stop 'technofering' could be one of the most important things you do this year.
Our eyes don't grow much at all – but when we're very young, we still need to learn how to see.
Making good friends in primary school is not always an easy task. Here's how teachers and parents can help.
When your kids stop believing, it's probably harder on you than on them.
There's a spectrum of quality when it comes to what kids can do with screen time. An expert in early childhood technology suggests picking tech activities that promote problem-solving and fun.
Children with imaginary friends tend to be creative and have more empathy.
Foetal alcohol syndrome disorder is a much under-recognised and unsupported condition in the UK.
Many parents are told their babies' smiles aren't 'real'. But there is research to suggest otherwise.
Research has started to identify the key factors in creating communities that promote good early childhood development.
Hiding feelings can cause distress in children too.