A developmental psychologist explains how she uses Harry Potter books to make child development more relatable to first-year college students, many of whom grew up on the wildly popular books.
From dyslexia, to dementia to schizophrenia, there is evidence that playing games can help, while boosting family connections and emotional wellbeing.
Culture plays a role in forming a child's identity, conversational style and memory. This has many implications for how to deal with children, from school to the judicial system.
Parents of autistic children are often encouraged to stick with one language at home - even if they speak several. But should they?
Children lying is rarely cause for concern and actually means your child is developmentally normal.
Early shared reading is linked to a number of benefits for children, including better performance in NAPLAN, reading, writing, spelling, grammar and mathematics.
If your child has a problem with defiant behaviours, there are a number of things you can do to avoid standoffs and reduce the chance of meltdowns. Here's how.
Children develop a sense of morality as they grow, similar to how literacy and numeracy skills develop over time and with practice.
When it comes to death, children's imagination can sometimes be scarier than reality.
A new program has been show to help parents of preemies use their voice to foster their premature baby’s language development. The findings are hopeful, the researchers behind the program say.
The flat screened babysitter is part of growing up.
Human beings seem to be born wearing rose-colored glasses. Psychologists are interested in how this bias toward the positive works in the very young – and how it fades over time.
Upsy Daisy and the Tombliboos are finely tuned in to the developing minds of toddlers.
Children are able to pick up negative racial stereotypes by the age of six. Luckily, parents can help reverse them.
Practice and experience is vital for acquiring a motor skill like handwriting.
Instead of nagging younger kids "not to forget", and trusting the power of the child’s developing memory alone, try to help them "offload" as much of the work as possible.
While parents are growing more concerned about their children's easy access to porn, they often don't realize just how 'hardcore' and violent it has become and how early their kids are seeing it.
New research shows that children who are kind, supportive and understanding influence their siblings to act and behave in similar ways.
Empathy in children can be fostered. Researchers offer three strategies for parents and other caregivers to promote a climate of empathy in the home or classroom.
In this episode of The Anthill podcast, we bring you stories on helicopter parenting, early puberty, and what it's like to grow up as a Muslim in Britain.