New research highlights the dangers of being too supportive when family relations are strained.
Bedtime stories can be comforting, chilling and mysterious, but new research highlights how emotions change depending on how children are doing it.
Healthy Australians slide into extreme inactivity and poor dietary choices over a just a few years of feeling time poor and rushed in their daily lives.
Poor childhood conditions, such as exposure to poverty and stunting, are associated with long-term disadvantages to health, education, social adjustment and earnings.
Telling parents how to love their child undermines parental confidence.
It is time to understand what parental alienating behaviors are so that we don't allow them to be used to hurt others anymore.
Michelle Obama placed motherhood at the center of her role as first lady – a decision not all women applauded.
Parents of children who have complex healthcare needs often find their role as a mother or father is overwhelmed by all the clinical tasks they have to undertake.
Some youths find in gangs the love and social standing that's missing in their home lives.
The perils of bug parenting.
Some dads need just as much help as mums, but society isn't giving it to them.
The lead author of a new American Academy of Pediatrics statement summarizes important guidelines for children's use of electronic devices.
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.
Most of us learn to tie our shoelaces, dress ourselves and eat with cutlery with relative ease. But for children with dyspraxia, these tasks are incredibly difficult to master.
People often tell new parents to avoid 'baby talk' because it will slow down the child's language development. But evidence shows it does the opposite.
While some parents are investing in tutoring and preparing for examinations from an early age, others are strongly rejecting this approach. Why is this?
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.
The clinical committee reviewing obstetrics services for the federal government's Medicare review said suicide is one of the leading causes of maternal death in Australia. Is that true?
Why do babies get reflux more than children and adults? Do any treatments work?
Reducing stubbornly high levels of violence can be achieved if there is a focus on ensuring that children are not exposed to violence or toxic stress at home.