It's never too early for children to develop their spatial skills, vital if they want to one day design buildings, put up flat-pack furniture or cut a birthday cake. Here's how you can help at home.
Nagging or bribing a child to practise their musical instrument only makes the activity feel like a chore. Here's how to support your child and bring back harmony to the whole family.
Children who have witnessed the death of a parent at the hands of another parent will understandably suffer some serious consequences. Research has shown these children need and want to be heard.
An author picks her best reads for a scientific approach to raising children.
Rigid gender roles and stereotypes are key drivers of violence against women. So let's challenge these by starting young.
The proposal is very different to schemes in the US where BMI report cards are sent to parents. Instead, the data would feed into obesity research and prevention programs.
The beginning of a new school term is often met with resistance from kids who would prefer to stay on school holidays. But for some parents, getting their kids to go to school is an ongoing battle.
Early exposure to a second (foreign) language will not disturb the children's language development. Some myths have been explained.
School is out and screens make tempting babysitters. Follow these recommendations to allow your child some screen time without compromising their health and development.
New research shows that parenting stress is lowest if grandparents do some of the care - as opposed to more formal arrangements.
If your child has a problem with defiant behaviours, there are a number of things you can do to avoid standoffs and reduce the chance of meltdowns. Here's how.
Parents aren't taught how to verify the health information they find online. So here are some ways to ensure the sources are credible and trustworthy.
With these changes, it feels like Apple is finally acknowledging the new type of digital native they’ve created, and considering how to help them live a balanced life.
Monkey see, monkey do: it's important to be a good food role model.
Utah's new 'free-range' parenting law restores certain rights to parents regarding when they can leave their children unattended. But does the law go too far or not far enough?
New research shows that parenthood contributes to the gender pay gap and penalises all women, particularly those who were on high incomes before having children.
Babies would rather listen to each other than to their parents' babytalk, according to new research.
The flat screened babysitter is part of growing up.
Shared parental leave can make a huge difference to all parents – not just families with two biological parents.
Some children's tantrums, irritability and defiance well exceed that typically found in healthy children of the same age. This can be overwhelming for parents, especially as children grow.