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Without rules, you would have a LOT of decisions to make every day. Flickr/Niklas Hellerstedt

Curious Kids: why can’t we do whatever we want?

Think of it like a ladder. You might not be at the top right now, but each new thing you learn takes you a step closer and means that your parents can relax the rules a little.
Children can show clingy behaviour at any stage up to late primary school years. from shutterstock.com

Is my child being too clingy and how can I help?

When children are being clingy, they're communicating their feelings. This is normal and healthy. Parents can help by acknowledging the feelings that come with their child's behaviour.
What you tell your children about your impending divorce should depend on their age. from www.shutterstock.com

How to tell your child you’re getting divorced

Telling your children you and your partner aren't going to be together anymore is a significant change in their lives.
Harry Potter books have captured the imaginations of entire generations. Clark Jones/Courtesy of Scholastic, Inc./AP

Why I use Harry Potter to teach a college course on child development

A developmental psychologist explains how she uses Harry Potter books to make child development more relatable to first-year college students, many of whom grew up on the wildly popular books.
Computer training can decrease children’s biases. Jeff Inglis

How to combat racial bias: Start in childhood

Racial bias is associated with dehumanizing social groups different from your own. Psychologists trained kids to differentiate individuals of another race – with lasting effects on their biases.
It’s hard for parents to know whether, or how, they should address suicide with their children. from www.shutterstock.com

How to talk to your child about suicide

If a child is old enough to ask about suicide, then they're probably old enough for a discussion about it.

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