There are several problems with the recently released guidelines for diagnosing autism. But the fundamental issue is that we're striving for diagnosis first, and help later.
How, why and when do people lie – and what happens as a result?
As the first days of school approach rapidly, an educational psychologist offers strategies for combating anxiety in children and teens.
Women who don't get enough to eat while pregnant face a high risk of developing common mental illnesses like depression and anxiety during pregnancy and after giving birth.
A new book on puberty has explored why we find it so difficult to talk about puberty, and why we need to start talking about it earlier.
In a new study, psychologists observed young children in real time figuring out how not to tell the truth.
When it comes to children's well-being and development, it's not whether a woman works or not that matters but how she makes her choices work for her family.
Even kids who have attended daycare can find the first days of kindergarten stressful. The good news is that parents can take practical steps this summer, to prepare for the fall transition.
James Best took his son Sam, who has autism, on a six-month journey to Africa. The lessons learnt may encourage a slightly riskier approach to parenting and education for some children with autism.
With the pressure on parents rising, we could all learn something from the concept of 'good enough parenting' proposed half a century ago.
Breaking the rules is part of growing up.
With summer in full swing and kids flocking to camps across Canada, how do you assess whether your child's having a good experience? Some suggestions on how to evaluate what will work for your child.
Low-to-moderate use of electronic games may have a positive effect on children's later academic achievement, but overuse can be detrimental.
Animals can bring a sense of trust and stability.
We still don't know what's behind four out of every five birth defects. But that can change.
Childhood trauma from abuse, neglect and even divorce increases the risk for physical, mental and developmental problems. To prevent the poisonous consequences, safety and stability are essential.
Shape-shifting bodies. Cracking voices. Hairs sprouting in new places. Why do some children enter puberty early?
The record donation by Twiggy Forrest highlights the rise of more strategic philanthropy, which tries to tackle the root causes of complex problems through collaboration, research and advocacy.
We are not hard-wired to read. It has taken thousands of years of practice to forge connections in our brains to help us do this.
It turns out that children as young as three can actually understand some forms of irony.