Social media platforms can identify children who are most interested in or vulnerable to junk food and its advertising.
The law around 'sexting' needs to be overhauled as the way young people communicate changes and evolves.
Tokophobia is a pathological fear of pregnancy and can lead to avoidance of childbirth.
While politicians argue endlessly over gun control, here are 10 practical ways the rest of us can work to prevent school shootings.
Whether as soldiers, suicide bombers or human shields, children are an increasingly common sight on the battlefield.
Children and adolescents with obsessive compulsive disorder should be offered extra support at school.
Sarcasm can alienate and discriminate.
Parents only want the best for their children, but caring for the environment doesn't happen overnight.
The limited and skewed portrayal of autism means it is often
misrepresented rather than represented in fiction.
Research shows that for children, the most important aspect of school life are the relationships they build with their friends and teachers.
Fixing facial birth defects helps a child's optimal growth. But collaboration is needed if developing countries are to increase access to reconstructive surgery.
A robust and enforceable code is needed for online services to design sites and apps in a way that is appropriate for different age groups.
Families are changing, and our political leaders should reflect on this diversity to ensure social policies reflect these differences, so that all families are well supported.
Child sexual abuse is rising but there is still ignorance around how to speak to and support children who are badly in need of help.
Home can be a slippery concept. But psychologists have long understood that it plays a huge role in self-identity and emotional well-being.
Teaching your kids core principles about sexuality and consent early can help them navigate the gray areas of adulthood.
Call it Fascism, American-Style. Donald Trump's embrace of authoritarian ideals has extended to a veritable war on America's youth.
Parents say they homeschool for a number of reasons including, lifestyle, dissatisfaction or disagreements with local schools, special needs, bullying and religion.
It is possible for minors in all 50 states to get married. A scholar explains the long history of child marriage, mostly of young girls, in the US.
Psychology researchers bring infants into the lab to learn more about how shared book reading influences brain and behavioral development.