A unique dataset from 32 children on 36 different play dates provided the opportunity to study how young children develop peer relationships, and how consistent they are with different children.
‘Free sugars’ should only make up 10% of children’s diets. But Australian toddlers are eating 11% sugar on average.
The impact of using electronic devices is critical during the first years of life, both visually and on the cognitive and social development of the child.
Parents often worry that their child might not be talking enough.
Can you use a test intended for adults or older children? How do you test a wriggling or grumpy small child anyway? We’re infection control and child health researchers. Here are our tips.
Terrible or terrific? There is a lot going when you’re two.
Children who are fed diets high in added sugars are more likely than children with lower sugar intakes to have a number of negative health consequences as they develop.
The Biden administration wants workers in child care and pre-K programs to earn at least $15 per hour.
Young children may find it harder to control their attention if they use touchscreens regularly.
The women in our study knew that play was important, although they didn’t see it as an independent behaviour to be encouraged or promoted.
Having loads of extra quality time with a toddler or preschooler and feeling flustered? Make sure you know how and where to do this basic disciplinary method the right way.
A scholar and mother of a young child who is now working at home explores what’s called the ‘work-family conflict’ – and finds that’s the wrong label for the impossible choices faced by parents.
One of the concerns parents have if their baby needs surgery is whether the general anaesthetic will affect the child’s developing brain. New research finds it won’t.
An author picks her best reads for a scientific approach to raising children.
Upsy Daisy and the Tombliboos are finely tuned in to the developing minds of toddlers.
Middle ear infections (otitis media) are a common and often painful condition that
most children will experience at least once in their first year.
Touchscreen technologies have made it easy for children as young as four to go online. Here are some things to teach them about how to be safe on the internet.
Tantrum throwing peaks at age two, as children experience the perfect storm of not being able to express themselves verbally while simultaneously developing their sense of autonomy and independence.
Opening the minds of worried new parents to other ways of raising children may assuage fears that if they fail to ‘do the right thing,’ their children will be doomed.
Children start to demonstrate self-awareness as they approach their second birthday – and it helps them to learn.