Elimination Communication is a method of toilet training that starts from birth and follows a child’s cues.
An increasing number of parents are choosing to toilet train their children from birth, without using nappies. But how effective is this?
Parents should be involved in their children’s use of electronic devices.
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The lead author of a new American Academy of Pediatrics statement summarizes important guidelines for children's use of electronic devices.
Young people see their financial future as their responsibility, but they need to be comfortable talking about it, new research shows.
Young people actually take responsibility for their own financial decisions but they fail to learn from their parents about how to handle money, new research shows.
How we praise children is important in shaping the ways in which children see themselves.
Praising kids in a generalised way through phrases like, 'well done' or 'aren't you clever' isn't helpful and can actually damage children.
There are high rates of non-payment, partial payment and late payment of child support.
Any reforms must move beyond a focus on administrative processes to acknowledge the lived experiences of child support which can be disguised by formal policy.
Technological inventions have made life easier around the home and have meant fewer and fewer chores for the kids.
Decreasing levels of empathy in young people are partly due to changes in parenting styles that came about in the 1980s.
Disadvantaged students are more likely to miss school.
Any new approach to linking welfare payments to attendance must address the flaws of previous trials. It will require the cooperation of schools and the availability of accurate, real-time data.
Young carers may be put off seeking welfare assistance if that is the focus of reform.
The focus on reducing welfare dependency among young carers, parents and students may deter them from seeking any help.
Taekwondo champ Jade Jones celebrates a gold medal with her mother.
Child sport success relies on having a positive parental influence.
Parents are often concerned about the effects of social media on their children’s character.
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The majority of parents in the UK believe social media harms their children's moral development.
Poor sleep can have longer-term effects.
If behavioural sleep problems persist beyond infancy, there could be implications for children’s emotional and attentional development longer term.
For some parents, home schooling helps to focus on a child’s individual needs, rather than just on grades.
Home-schooled children appear to do neither worse nor better than those who attend regular school, so why is there an increasing number of parents who are opting for their child to be educated at home?
Picking over the government's claims that missing class to go on holiday impacts on attainment.
What kind of parent are you?
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Is being a pushy parent good? It is helpful to protect your child in ways that mean they don't fail? Here's what the research says.
Children who attend preschool are more likely to be ready to learn when they start school.
Government funding of childcare is seen as something that helps get mums back into work, instead of setting children up for learning before they start school.
Boys are more likely to start school later.
With more parents opting for their child to start school later, it is now possible to have four and a half year olds learning alongside six year olds.
When are tests too hard?
Good tests may build in failure, but that doesn't mean they're an efficient way of measuring a child's ability.
Could a robot raise a child without the need for a mother?
In the future some humans may be born without either a mother or father as we now know them, and with no other humans around to bring them up.
The current model for “good” parenting comes entirely from a Western perspective.
Some aspects of good parenting are universal, but others look very different from country to country. There needs to be a better understanding of parenting in different contexts.
Research shows that teachers are one of the main factors influencing a student’s learning outcomes.
There is no straightforward answer, but research shows there are some key things to consider when choosing a school which might help determine where to send your child.