Children’s TV shows are typically designed to improve their viewers’ cognitive, social and moral development.
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Many children’s educational shows undergo pre-screening to make sure each episode delivers its intended message. Adult viewers watching alongside kids can help ensure the lessons are well received.
Intentionally integrating vocabulary into conversations from topics children are curious about helps grow children’s language skills.
Engaging in purposeful, meaningful and strategic conversations with children can directly support children’s language comprehension, an important component of reading.
The birth of children results in large earnings losses that are not equally distributed within heterosexual couples.
New research shows that women’s earnings are negatively impacted by having children, while men’s aren’t. The effects can be long-lasting and contribute to the gender pay gap.
Karina Gould pauses to talk to reporters as she carries her three-month-old baby, Oliver Gerones, following a cabinet meeting on Parliament Hill in Ottawa in May 2018.
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Karina Gould’s parental leave is similar to that of many Canadians. Yet there are key differences, and they offer lessons on how parental leave could be redesigned to help more Canadian parents.
Raising children with behavioural, developmental or learning difficulties can also make parenting more challenging. So how can parent training help?
Kids can gain developmental or social benefits from extracurricular activities, but time for free play, relaxing and family bonding also matter for individual and family wellness. Girls playing street hockey in Victoria, B.C., in May 2017.
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Researchers with expertise in parent-child relationships and child development offer 5 tips about how parents or caregivers can find a balance between children’s structured and unstructured time.
Parents with ADHD may have challenges, but also strengths, particularly when their child also has ADHD. In these families, parents may have more empathy and tolerance for their child’s difficulties and may be able to play more effectively with their child.
Parenting with ADHD presents unique challenges but also strengths. By using strategies for managing ADHD, and seeking resources when needed, parents can create a positive and fulfilling family life.
Mindfulness means being attentive to those around us and not just ourselves.
Being more mindful to our own needs as well as those of the people in our lives can help us be more compassionate and attentive.
Too few Canadian fathers take parental leave. That’s because parental leave is framed as an employment policy rather than as care/work policy that promotes greater sharing of both paid and unpaid care work between parents.
If more Canadian fathers are to harness the benefits of parental leave and remote work, we need to design employment and care policies in ways that recognize every family’s unique needs.
People protesting against inclusive sexual orientation and gender-identity policies in schools are seen next to protestors supporting such policies in Saskatoon, Sask. on Sept. 20, 2023.
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In the wake of transphobic protests, the ‘rights’ of parents are being falsely positioned in opposition to the rights of transgender and non-binary children rather than focusing on supporting families.
Looking after a baby during extreme heat events takes a little planning and a lot of patience. Here are some practical steps you can take.
Working together, we can create a positive holiday experience for our children.
Holiday traditions involve expectations that can be especially challenging for parents post-divorce or post-separation. Proactive planning helps.
Sexual extortion occurs when an individual is coerced, deceived or pressured into having their sexual or nude photos or videos released online unless they provide money or additional sexual images.
The tragic case of a 12-year-old boy who experienced sextortion highlights the importance of practical advice for parents on having conversations about sex, sextortion and healthy device habits.
Parents can model good media habits, like using online tools to connect with family and friends.
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Researchers conducted in-depth interviews with 17 Philadelphia parents about how their family uses digital media. Here they offer tips to promote healthy, balanced media habits for kids.
The reason for our holiday generosity is obvious to us as adults. For children, it can sometimes be less clear why, when and how they should show kindness to others.
As we approach the season of giving, a child psychology researcher offers suggestions on how parents can teach their kids to be generous and kind.
Scientific evidence allows parents to choose the sleeping arrangement that’s right for them and their family.
Questions about co-sleeping are often drowned out in a whirlwind of information and opinions. But science can provide some answers.
Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, left, and then-Republican gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin participate in a debate on Sept. 28, 2021.
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With control over the Virginia Legislature at stake in the Nov. 7 election, the historic battle over what is taught in public schools remains a priority for both Democrats and Republicans.
Brave thinking is needed to solve the problems with childcare.
Philly schools counted 4,675 homeless children in the 2021-22 school year – but the numbers are likely higher.
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A professor of counseling who researches homelessness offers tips so parents can make sure their child gets the school support and accommodations they are entitled to.
Family vlogs can be a double-edged sword that provide families with income, but also lead to exploitation.
Vlogging has emerged as a new source of intimate entertainment, and for creators, potential income. However, they also raise serious questions about exploitation and the privacy rights of children.