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Research shows a link between violence against children and their subsequent criminality. Shutterstock

Why societies must protect children if they want fewer criminals

Reducing stubbornly high levels of violence can be achieved if there is a focus on ensuring that children are not exposed to violence or toxic stress at home.
The programs aim to influence teens to think seriously about contraception and the consequences of their sexual choices. Mary Sauers/Flickr

Electronic baby simulators could increase, not decrease, teen pregnancy

Electronic baby simulators given to schoolgirls as part of a sex education program may make teenage girls more, not less, likely to become pregnant, a new Australian study has found.
There are lots of theories about why babies cry excessively, but many of the over-the-counter remedies are ineffective. from www.shutterstock.com.au

My baby is crying. Is it colic? How can I help?

Babies cry. A lot. But when does crying become colic, and what can we do about it?
Head lice are an itchy problem to solve. But don’t panic, there are alternatives to insecticides. Cameron Webb

Here’s how you beat ‘indestructible’ head lice

New research confirms what many parents already know: head lice are getting harder to kill. How else can we control these itchy pests plaguing our playgrounds?
Parents are often concerned about the effects of social media on their children’s character. Monkey Business Images/Shuttertock

Is social media messing with children’s morals?

The majority of parents in the UK believe social media harms their children's moral development.

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