Research shows that for children, the most important aspect of school life are the relationships they build with their friends and teachers.
Zawadi Juluis Saidi had reconstructive surgery on her cleft lip at a Dar es Salaam hospital. African children face huge barriers to surgery.
Fixing facial birth defects helps a child's optimal growth. But collaboration is needed if developing countries are to increase access to reconstructive surgery.
YouTube vlogger Logan Paul posted and then removed a video depicting an apparent suicide victim.
A robust and enforceable code is needed for online services to design sites and apps in a way that is appropriate for different age groups.
Grandparent-led families are increasingly significant in Australia.
Families are changing, and our political leaders should reflect on this diversity to ensure social policies reflect these differences, so that all families are well supported.
Child sexual abuse is rising but there is still ignorance around how to speak to and support children who are badly in need of help.
George Henry Durrie’s ‘Winter in the Country: A Cold Morning’ (1861).
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Home can be a slippery concept. But psychologists have long understood that it plays a huge role in self-identity and emotional well-being.
Teaching kids early can help.
Teaching your kids core principles about sexuality and consent early can help them navigate the gray areas of adulthood.
Donald Trump’s policies represent a particular attack on American youth and children, particularly those who are disadvantaged.
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Call it Fascism, American-Style. Donald Trump's embrace of authoritarian ideals has extended to a veritable war on America's youth.
Parents say they homeschool for a number of reasons including, lifestyle, dissatisfaction or disagreements with local schools, special needs, bullying and religion.
Women protest against child marriage in Albany, New York.
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It is possible for minors in all 50 states to get married. A scholar explains the long history of child marriage, mostly of young girls, in the US.
How can you maximize reading’s rewards for baby?
Psychology researchers bring infants into the lab to learn more about how shared book reading influences brain and behavioral development.
Apps can be digital toys used by children to design, create, build, investigate and imagine.
Apps which encourage children to develop language, literacy, numeracy and critical thinking skills through play are excellent gifts this Christmas.
Communities should be encourage to show solidarity with children with HIV AIDS.
Stigma often obstructs rights protection for children with HIV/AIDS in Indonesia.
Non-compliance at mealtimes can be stressful for parents. However, research shows that independence at mealtimes is completely appropriate for children as they learn to discriminate based on newly recognized qualities of foods such as taste, texture, presentation and familiarity.
A picky eater need not ruin dinner and drive parents crazy. Two nutrition experts offer simple strategies for happier and healthier family mealtimes.
Nine in ten children will have occasional tantrums.
Tantrum throwing peaks at age two, as children experience the perfect storm of not being able to express themselves verbally while simultaneously developing their sense of autonomy and independence.
Children with an irregular bedtime performed worse on cognitive tests, had worse behaviour and were more likely to be obese than others.
Spontaneous mirror writing by both left- and right-handed children has long remained a mystery. Recent studies of brain processing and writing have led to an unexpected explanation.
New research has found white children’s automatic prejudice depends on whether they categorise others by race.
Iraqi federal police forces advancing on Hawija, October 2017.
Such children suffer unique challenges.
Children decide who can be a superhero.
Children are often the ones who decide what's 'right' and 'wrong'.