Adults must let go of their fears of injury and kidnapping. Children need free outdoor play to build physical immunity, psychological health, executive functioning and social skills.
Whether homeschooled children have enough opportunities for socialisation is one of the most common questions homeschooling parents get asked.
We know being nice is good for friendships. But we wanted to find out why some antisocial people are socially successful. So we looked at whether rebels had more friends in high school than nice kids.
Encouraging good social skill development benefits your young child throughout their life.
The role of general capabilities in a subject-based curriculum has been a recurring theme in Australian curriculum history.
While politicians argue endlessly over gun control, here are 10 practical ways the rest of us can work to prevent school shootings.
We should be worried about the development of social skills in a world where everyone can have their 'perfect' AI friend.
In their relentless pursuit of research commercialization, and bigger robots, universities might miss the real opportunity of technology - to make our world a better place.
Did you know there has never been a safer time to be a child in Canada? Research shows that kids need freedom outdoors to explore exhilaration and fear, and discover their own limits.
Gossiping may well be toxic and harmful in certain situations but there are ways to engage in "good gossip" that can reap rewards in social groups.
The outlook can be bleak for people with ASD who have difficulty navigating the stressful work world. A trial project in Connecticut sought to find a new way to help them become truly independent.
If you use a tablet device to keep a child quiet at the dining table or other event then you could be limiting their social skills. That could have an impact on the way they behave later in life.
Evolutionary psychology explains how humans evolved to become gossips.
What does it really mean to be "ready" for university? Research involving more than 3000 high school learners and first year university students have tried to answer this complex question.
Developing friendships in classrooms is important for kids. How can teachers help?