Talk it out.
While talking about drugs with young people isn't always comfortable, research has shown that it's critical for prevention.
Policymakers can get more for their money when planing incentives for mothers to work.
Sexting is a criminal offence for under-18s.
Sexting has led to a rise in under-18s reported for sex offences.
There are real consequences to ignoring children’s pain in hospital. These include increased sensitivity to pain, abnormal social behaviours when older and higher levels of anxiety before a future procedure.
From broken limbs to blood tests, hospital visits can cause unnecessary pain for children. An emergency care pediatrician offers seven easy strategies for parents to lessen this pain.
‘Smile for the birdy.’
Parents can cause privacy problems by oversharing their child's pictures online.
Cannabis is the most widely available and most used illegal substance in the world, and Canadian youth are among the top users.
Parents can help protect their kids from cannabis abuse by openly discussing the health risks, the pleasures and the responsible ways to use the drug.
The default position in social and political theory is to disregard children altogether, or to consider them as learner-citizens.
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When children and young people have opportunities for active citizenship, they demonstrate a wide range of ways of contributing to their communities.
Australia still lags behind comparable OECD countries in the participation of younger children – particularly three year olds.
Despite good progress in recent years, there is still more to do, including improving access to early childhood education for three-year-olds.
Grandmother and child walking in the park.
Millions of American children are being cared for by grandparents. To honor Grandparents Day we ask: What are the social and health impacts of this often unexpected turn of events?
As kids head back to school this week across Canada, many will be victims or perpetrators of bullying.
A new mentorship program uses fiction to teach children's rights, and to help kids understand and prevent bullying.
There are benefits to sport participation, and it is important for parents to be aware of concussion risks, how to avoid them, and the signs when they may have occurred.
As students return to school and prepare to join sports teams, here's what they and their parents need to know about concussions.
And yet it's still technically legal in the UK.
Libraries are a good place for kids to hole up during emergencies.
With a little advance planning and creativity, librarians can help keep kids and teens busy and safe during emergencies.
Why are parents increasingly inserting their child's name into stories?
Research has typically found that shared reading experiences are highly beneficial for young people.
There are benefits to shared reading long after children can read to themselves, so how long should you read to your children?
Snow White and other stories from Grimms’ Fairy Tales offer examples of abusive “childism” in children’s literature.
For centuries, most children’s books reinforced messages that children are unimportant, incompetent and powerless. Children need to shape up and adopt adults’ values. Children must change to fit into an…
A child’s exposure to violence can lead to lasting physical, mental, and emotional harm.
It's important to understand the nature and extent of children's exposure to violence during general elections so they can be protected.
Hang on mum, I’m just catching up on The Conversation.
Technology enables many ways of interacting. We need to be more specific and scientific.
Attempts to restructure our “obesogenic” food environment for health are often criticized - as restricting personal choice and freedom.
Bombarded with unhealthy offerings by the food industry, we blame and shame ourselves for gaining weight. But is it really our fault, or are we being "entrapped?"
Children learn about culture, social norms and language through play.
Children are masters of play - it's one of the ways immigrant children learn to socialize. But due to language and cultural issues, play can also be complex and confusing.