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.
Food glorious food – not for all children.
But holiday clubs can help.
Parents should understand where the value is in social media so they can guide their kids to positive use.
Social media provides many emotional, health and social benefits for young people.
About 13 percent of American households have low or very low food security.
Food assistance – like SNAP benefits – can have far-ranging impacts on a person's health and well-being.
Women also sexually abuse children, but their reasons are often different to men’s.
Should children under the age of 13 be given access to smartphones?
Teaching fear and avoidance of technology may protect people from negative consequences. But it also prevents them from finding, and benefiting from, productive uses of new innovations.
The crisis in modern language teaching.
When played in moderation, electronic games can be beneficial for children’s learning and development.
Low-to-moderate use of electronic games may have a positive effect on children's later academic achievement, but overuse can be detrimental.