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.
Nobody’s perfect – not you, and not your kids. And that’s OK.
Feeling guilty and out of your depth as a parent? You're not alone – and there are ways to turn the guilt you're feeling into positive changes for your family.
Dead and gone.
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A stalwart of the charity sector is dead and gone - so now what do we do?
Many charities have no option but to operate on a hand-to-mouth basis.
When funding comes sporadically with strings attached, how can vital services keep running?
To grow into healthy adults, children need lots of exercise. The best kind is when they are playing freely – even better when it is with their parents.
Globally, evidence points to children becoming less active because they would rather play computer games than be outdoors.
Minions, contrary to parental fears, have not been swearing at children – but why would that be a problem anyway?
Parental concerns that Minions given as toys in McDonald's Happy Meals have been dropping the F-bomb raises an issue: how far – if at all – should we go to prevent children from exposure to "bad" language?
We want our children to be able to argue rationally.
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How can we make the most of the "why?" years and develop our children into effective inquirers and critical thinkers?
Sun Chang Jie and Li Ting, migrant workers in Beijing, with a picture of the children they’ve left behind.
EPA/Rolex Dela Pena
The suicides of four Chinese children left behind by their migrant worker parents could be an ominous sign of things to come.
As the doors open, children rush to spend their Kidzos.
Inside the theme park where kids have to play at real jobs to earn a living.
Children play in streets of village Kandaga, Tanzania.
UN Photo/Evan Schneider
A UNICEF report says global progress on child survival and reducing poverty has left behind some of the world's poorest children.
Children need to get involved in classroom decisions that affect them, rather than just answering questions when prompted to do so.
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At its simplest, participation is about allowing children to get involved in making decisions that affect their own lives and their own learning experiences.
Makies was the first company to respond to the #ToyLikeMe social media campaign.
Image courtesy of MyMakie
Makies, the #toyslikeme campaign and the broader focus on disability in digital spaces show we are in the midst of a significant shift towards an inclusive world view of disability.
A family is a family.
Gay marriage opponents argue that children need a mother and a father. The law says otherwise.
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Large study reveals how children rate their happiness and what they're most dissatisfied with.
Good deeds don’t always work out that way.
Politicians promising to expand free childcare is no bad thing, but it is difficult to deliver in practice
Children growing up in a world of social media are developing a very different conception of privacy to that of their parents.
Many people are shocked by what children are willing to share about themselves online. Is it that they don't understand privacy, or just have a different conception of it compared to adults?