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.
Children with an irregular bedtime performed worse on cognitive tests, had worse behaviour and were more likely to be obese than others.
Australian children were once free to play on the streets, but today the urban space is less friendly to children and their imaginations.
Psychological defence mechanisms such as blaming parents can be more dangerous for mental health than a traumatic past experience itself.
The story of a six-year-old boy with dyslexia who, with support from friends and teachers, became a successful professor. Now he teaches teachers how to help children like him.
We've known for years that childhood trauma can have lifelong effects on our health. It's time for medicine and public health to start addressing the problem head-on.
Parents need to focus on context and consistency.
People in some of the most unequal countries in the world think theirs is the paradigm of meritocracy. Can the data help explain this phenomenon?
People have been fretting about children getting too little sleep for decades.
As retirement looms for elite sportspeople, there is a need to prepare for the transition to post-sport life. But there are also important things to consider for transition long before this.
Poor childhood conditions, such as exposure to poverty and stunting, are associated with long-term disadvantages to health, education, social adjustment and earnings.
The people at risk are the ones who need to be listened to.
They allow us to explore buried emotions.
That deafening din was millions of years in the making.
To combat childhood obesity, we need to start from day one.
Dismissing children's books as childish only means that adult readers miss out on a world of fantastic literature.
The way it's portrayed in the media you'd think it was certain that the internet made children unhappy. The evidence says otherwise.
There is no convincing evidence that same-sex relationships are less stable than heterosexual relationships, nor that they have a negative impact on the children raised within them.
Enough hand-wringing over children not getting out more.
One historian is plumbing the oft-discarded works of kids – from shipwreck tales to diary entries – to augment our understanding of U.S. history.