The precarious nature of housing and work for millennials is making motherhood more challenging.
An immigrant child looks out from a U.S. Border Patrol bus.
AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File
A 15-year-old fleeing violence in El Salvador came to the US in 1985. Her case set in motion a Supreme Court decision that would affect how authorities treat children in their custody for decades.
What happens when an entire society succumbs to childlike behavior and discourse?
Our social institutions and politics suffer from a collective arrested development – and our relationship to technology has only exacerbated this trend.
Children in care were wrongly convicted by the actions of the state.
Children in care have been treated as criminals, despite doing nothing wrong - and they need compensation beyond an apology.
Conversations about gender and stereotypes can start at home, while playing in the sandpit.
Rigid gender roles and stereotypes are key drivers of violence against women. So let's challenge these by starting young.
Children become aware of death from an early age.
Everyone dies, so why are so many people still afraid to talk about it?
Encouraging physical activity in the playground, in classrooms and before and after school can help.
Compulsory sport and physical education at school will improve children's memory, attention and ability to concentrate, not just boost fitness. The evidence is in.
Forget the "summer slide" here's how you can help your child learn more over the summer holidays.
Young activists rallying in Paris before the landmark 2015 climate summit.
This weekend sees a major youth climate rally in Washington DC. But do young people really hold the key to overcoming climate inaction, or are we wrong to put our faith in their ability to drive change?
Most Australian children have such a glut of toys that parents are opting to give them gift cards so they can choose for themselves.
Many children receive gift cards or even ask for them so they can choose their own presents. But are youngsters ready to handle the wiles of advertisers and the complexities of 'credit' on a card?
Failure is a gift disguised as a bad experience.
Encouraging and supporting failure can make your child more resilient, better able to cope and help them grow.
Whenever you get a chance, even if it’s only ten minutes, engage in shared reading activities.
Early shared reading is linked to a number of benefits for children, including better performance in NAPLAN, reading, writing, spelling, grammar and mathematics.
Excess screen time for children and adolescents is linked to many negative outcomes such as obesity, language delays and antisocial behaviour.
School is out and screens make tempting babysitters. Follow these recommendations to allow your child some screen time without compromising their health and development.
Kamishibai Performer In Japan.
Welcome to the wonderful world of kamishibai – a centuries-old Japanese storytelling tradition.
While the UK does not indefinitely detain children, there are cases where minors are held – and in extreme cases, separated from their parents.
Villawood Detention Centre, NSW. There are currently 200 asylum seeker children in detention, in Australia and offshore.
Australian Human Rights Commission
Over 200 children are still in asylum seeker detention within Australia and offshore – so why aren't we more outraged about that?
Immigrant rights advocates speak against Trump’s policies in New Mexico.
AP Photo/Russell Contreras, File
Trump's defense of harsh immigration tactics and dehumanizing language should ring alarm bells, according to two scholars who study how to prevent mass atrocities.
The United Nations has called a new Trump administration policy of separating migrant families and detaining children ‘abuse.’
Trump hopes migrants won't come if they know their children will be taken away. That grim logic ignores the inescapable dangers that drive thousands of Central Americans to flee their homes each year.
They only seem to grow up so fast.
Time often seems to fly by when you're a parent. A social psychologist explains why it actually – and fortunately – does not.
To reduce the incidence of hepatitis B in Canada and to reduce mother-to-child transmission, it is vital that we vaccinate all infants at birth.
To meet World Health Organization targets and reduce the rates of chronic hepatitis B infection among children, Canada should implement routine vaccination of all infants at birth.