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.
When someone gives away a casserole, care and concern are among the ingredients.
The appearance a hot dish on your doorstep does more than relieve the burden of meal preparation. It says someone is looking out for you.
Get up and go.
There were games, sports, and improved moods and mobility.
They are learning from the moment they enter the world.
The ability to write quickly and effortlessly allows children to focus on translating ideas into writing.
Writing is a fundamental outcome indicator of learning across subjects and grades. The latest NAPLAN results tell us we need to do more to empower children with these skills.
Australian women are having two or fewer babies over their life-course.
Australia will be left behind without adequate planning and preparation on fertility issues.
When President Bill Cllinton officially ended welfare as we knew it, he was flanked by women who had received Aid to Families with Dependent Children.
Trump's rationale for cutting the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families program rests on a myth at odds with contemporary data.
Do I want the bigger one?
Going through the experience of regret can have a positive outcome.
Popular claims about media harm don’t always stack up against the evidence.
The rise in student-on-student sexual assaults at school has been linked to the sexualisation of kids, and their easy access to online pornography.