Tolerance develops when empathy is encouraged, because it allows a child – or adult – to enter the shoes of another.
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With vast numbers of people migrating around the world, understanding how racial tolerance is created – and encouraging more of it – is more important than ever.
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.
Sorry for being so naughty.
While children from religious households may seem less generous according to one piece of research, seen in another light these traits may be a good thing.
When parents are stressed about maths, their children can develop the same negative feelings towards the subject.
Research shows that reading stories with a maths focus can boost grades and also help parents become less anxious about discussing maths.
Parents can help their children learn new words by reading their favourite books aloud.
While it can be painfully repetitive to adults, re-reading your child's favourite book aloud can help boost their vocabulary and fluency.
Reading is a complicated task and it can go wrong in many different ways.
Dyslexia is often poorly understood by the public, leading people to attribute a problem they have, like bad spelling, to dyslexia. Here are the most common misconceptions explained.
Mothers will often distance themselves from their adult children for the same set of reasons.
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The severing of what many consider an everlasting bond is more common than you'd think.
Young people are natives to social media, but is that a bad thing?
The media often paints social media as a dangerous place for young people, but the reality is far more complex and nuanced.
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.
Family game night. Chicago 2012.
About 220,000 kids under the age of 18 are being raised in same-sex families in the US. The Supreme Court's recent ruling failed to provide them with equal protection under the law.
Dover is taking more than its fair share.
How FOI requests revealed the massive burden on two local authorities, and how to end the damaging effects on children.
Former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton watches as a youngster is enthralled by a picture book in New York.
This research suggests that there is one simple way to equip your children for a life of literacy from their infancy: show them picture books.
The Wizard of Oz series was swept from US libraries in the 1930s and 1940s.
When most people think of book censorship, they imagine political regimes and potentially book burning in Nazi Germany. What is little considered is that most books that have been challenged or banned are books for young people.
Children being raised by same-sex parents should be central to debates on whether Australia should hold a plebiscite on same-sex marriage.
When it comes to whether Australia should have a plebiscite on same-sex marriage, children’s rights have been notably absent from the discussions.
Researchers pored through 70,439 New Yorker cartoons.
Some might say we're in the age of the 'priceless' child, but The New Yorker certainly doesn't think so.
Homework – help or hindrance?
One in 10 children report spending multiple hours on homework. There are no benefits of this additional work, but it could leave a negative impact on health.
People need to be taught how to behave around art.
Where did the children go post-Katrina?
There were only 3,964 seniors in the graduating New Orleans class of 2015, which represents only half of the original cohort of babies. What happened to the missing children?
After a hard day at work, children still expect their mom to spend quality time with them.
How successful a mother or career scientist one can become depends on how one's available time is divided between the two activities.
The royal commission is committed to hearing from children and young people directly.
Only when adults and institutions hear from children and young people directly, take their views and ideas seriously and act on what they say will institutions will become safer places.