Adults must let go of their fears of injury and kidnapping. Children need free outdoor play to build physical immunity, psychological health, executive functioning and social skills.
Our children can't continue to grow up in a world where only women raise them, either at home or in early care and learning.
Parents want their children to be kind to animals, but a hug looks very different to a frightened dog.
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.
The World Health Organisation has classified gaming disorder as an addiction. But it involves more than just playing videogames for hours on end. Here's how to spot it and what you can do about it.
US schools now collect detailed data on their students. But teachers and parents need to think carefully about how that data is used – and what it shows, or doesn't show, about a student.
A doctor argues that breastfeeding should be encouraged, but not at the expense of a mother's mental health.
Nearly half of teens say the effect of social media is neither positive nor negative on them; it is just life as they know it. So let's support them through the highs and lows.
Apps these days allow parents to track their children. An expert explains, why these technologies should be a reason for worry if you are a parent,
The number of births in the US is down 2% – to what the CDC calls 'the lowest number of births in 32 years.' This drop brings the US more in line with its peers.
Children who grow up with loving and attentive parents grow up more resilient. But at what point does love and attention go too far?
Parents are more willing to let children do their own thing in parks. It's a chance for children to make their own decisions, explore their abilities and imaginations, and weigh up risks.
Usually we set out to get plenty of fibre and little fat, but nutritional advice for pregnant women and parents of toddlers who are vegan is different.
Most Canadian children spend too much time on screens and don't eat enough fruit and vegetables. Fathers can help by modelling healthy behaviours and getting involved in research.
For many working women, motherhood is a major interruption to their career. Some eventually work their way back up to full-time work, but there are many other paths that women might follow.
Australia's college of obstetricians has warned pregnant women against kissing their toddlers on the mouth or sharing food because of the risk of cytomegalovirus (CMV). But is this advice useful?
Two child development experts share the latest research on sibling favouritism and offer practical tips for parents on how to avoid it.
Children are constantly hearing about threats to their safety. Sometimes they find it hard to know if a danger is real, and they need help processing their fears. Here's what they need you to know.
Paying to get your kids into prestigious universities is an example of a 'bulldozer parenting' trend, which reduces exposure to failure and can lead to mental health difficulties.
Parents must encourage open conversations with their children from a young age.