Poverty means many kids have to go to school without the right uniform - which can lead to being ostracised.
Education through to the end of high school is a birthright in Australia but many kids are missing out on important parts of that birthright in ways that leave them feeling like losers and outsiders.
South Africa has one of the lowest rates of both parents living with their children in the world.
The diversity of families is one of the important underlying themes of the South African Child Gauge 2018.
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This is what children want from their local areas to live happier and healthier lives.
The community environment clearly has a large influence on child development, but exactly which factors are most important?
Research has started to identify the key factors in creating communities that promote good early childhood development.
Mental well-being should be embedded into education.
Focusing on two determinants of mental health can help pupils prevent issues arising.
Children whose father experiences mental illness are more likely to experience emotional or behavioural problems.
New research has found one in five dads has experienced symptoms of depression and/or anxiety after having children.
Positive education pairs traditional schooling with positive psychology interventions to improve wellbeing.
Positive education pairs the traditional focus of schools on academic achievement with positive psychology interventions to support student wellbeing.
It's widely accepted that young people living in children's homes or foster care are vulnerable to mental illness, but new research shows that social media can actually help.
Canada is one of very few industrialized countries not to have a national school food program.
As Canadian kids head back to school this week, many will be hungry. Lacking fruits, vegetables and other nutritious foods, they will suffer mood problems, disease and low academic performance.
Simply being exposed to nature can help children better cope with stress.
Exposure to nature plays a positive role in brain development by providing children with opportunities to take risks, discover new things, and be creative.
It takes more than PE lessons to keep kids healthy.
If we want our children to stay healthy, we need to start making it a priority for schools.
ChildLine launched in 1986.
Last year, ChildLine was contacted every 30 minutes by a young person having suicidal thoughts.
Rank schools by pupil wellbeing to tackle mental health ‘crisis’, says former leading head.
Do we really need to introduce a well-being league table to tackle mental health issues in schools?
When it comes to children and virtual reality, proceed with caution.
There is no doubt that virtual reality is the next big thing. But for families with young children, it may be wiser to wait a little before leaping headlong into this new reality.
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.
Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young, speaking on Q&A, February 15, 2016.
Sarah Hanson-Young told Q&A that Indigenous children are currently ten times more likely to be living out of home. Is that right?
Pregnant women in three Australian cities are not told that lead exposure during pregnancy is linked to miscarriage and early delivery.
Parents in three Australian states are being given misleading advice about the dangers of lead to babies and small children – including failing to warn pregnant women about miscarriage risks.
Poor sleep can have a negative impact on a child’s health and wellbeing.
Messaging friends on social media at night is often a source of sleep problems. Setting limits on the use of technology in the evenings can help your child get the sleep they need.
What you eat matters.
Eating breakfast is associated with higher grades in English, maths and science.
Young asylum seekers need stability... or the consequences can be longlasting