Canada is one of very few industrialized countries not to have a national school food program.
As Canadian kids head back to school this week, many will be hungry. Lacking fruits, vegetables and other nutritious foods, they will suffer mood problems, disease and low academic performance.
Simply being exposed to nature can help children better cope with stress.
Exposure to nature plays a positive role in brain development by providing children with opportunities to take risks, discover new things, and be creative.
It takes more than PE lessons to keep kids healthy.
If we want our children to stay healthy, we need to start making it a priority for schools.
ChildLine launched in 1986.
Last year, ChildLine was contacted every 30 minutes by a young person having suicidal thoughts.
Rank schools by pupil wellbeing to tackle mental health ‘crisis’, says former leading head.
Do we really need to introduce a well-being league table to tackle mental health issues in schools?
When it comes to children and virtual reality, proceed with caution.
There is no doubt that virtual reality is the next big thing. But for families with young children, it may be wiser to wait a little before leaping headlong into this new reality.
Poor sleep can have longer-term effects.
If behavioural sleep problems persist beyond infancy, there could be implications for children’s emotional and attentional development longer term.
Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young, speaking on Q&A, February 15, 2016.
Sarah Hanson-Young told Q&A that Indigenous children are currently ten times more likely to be living out of home. Is that right?
Pregnant women in three Australian cities are not told that lead exposure during pregnancy is linked to miscarriage and early delivery.
Parents in three Australian states are being given misleading advice about the dangers of lead to babies and small children – including failing to warn pregnant women about miscarriage risks.
Poor sleep can have a negative impact on a child’s health and wellbeing.
Messaging friends on social media at night is often a source of sleep problems. Setting limits on the use of technology in the evenings can help your child get the sleep they need.
What you eat matters.
Eating breakfast is associated with higher grades in English, maths and science.
Young asylum seekers need stability... or the consequences can be longlasting
Young actresses Georgia Taplin, Bella Thomas, Sasha Rose and Molly Barwick share the title role in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Matilda The Musical.
Can you fake innocence? The four professional actresses playing Mathilda are part of a long tradition of idealised childhood.
Concerns over objectification tend to focus on adult women, but children can be objectified as well.
Our new research shows the culture of sexualisation not only affects how young girls see themselves, but also how they are treated and viewed by adults.
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Why the modern role of men as fathers is something we must embrace.
Good reasons to get outdoors.
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New research has shown that living near green spaces can improve children's cognitive development.
It’s none of our business what Elton John and David Furnish’s kids’ birth certificates say.
There’s nothing to start a debate like Germaine Greer letting fly. This time it was about Elton John’s family.
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Large study reveals how children rate their happiness and what they're most dissatisfied with.
A French boarding school aimed at disadvantaged pupils.
Send a child to a boarding school and they’ll thrive. That’s what many richer families believe when they send their children away to board, and it’s the belief behind a series of programmes set up around…
Finally, a break from talking about our emotions.
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Apocryphal depictions of an unprecedented crisis in young people’s mental ill-health and their general vulnerability have been accompanied by increasingly alarmist claims that only schools can address…