The economic costs of having children are more often shouldered by women, so mothers tend to accumulate less capital over time.
From the Amazon to Nicaragua, there are humans who never learn numbers. What can these anumeric cultures teach us about ourselves?
People used to think that when they looked up at the night sky, they were seeing all of space. Then American astronomer Edwin Hubble found out something so amazing, NASA named a telescope after him.
Children's opinions about their own care are often not sought by parents and healthcare professionals.
Four tips for teaching reading.
Car seats and their endless harnesses, straps and buckles feel like an engineering nightmare for parents. But they work.
It's not all child's play.
At the age of four, children have a basic understanding of gender differences and expectations. But it is unlikely they would knowingly be sexist.
Why a common sense approach is needed when it comes to autism and primary school tests.
Spending time with pets can lead to significantly improved social skills and motivation for learning.
Can disturbed sleep patterns have an impact on a child’s ability to acquire language and vocabulary?
Chain restaurants vowed to make children's menus healthier. But our analysis of menus across the country shows that kids' choices still aren't very good for them.
Research shows that providing children with eReading devices can actually inhibit their reading.
Does sport really improve young people’s development?
'Healthy child' vouchers and increased taxation could help tackle the childhood obesity problem.
Moves to make sex education compulsory cannot come quickly enough.
What drives a child to commit sexual abuse?
The classroom setting is better for early teenagers, while self-guided language learning is better for adults.
Child refugees need to have access to quality language programs so they have a chance at doing well at school - and teachers also need to be given appropriate training.
Supreme Court upholds controversial immigration rules for families introduced in 2012. It means families will have to earn a minimum income to bring over spouses from abroad.