The brain activity of a parent and child can become synchronised during play and problem solving.
Too much screen time doesn't leave enough time for other important parts of growing up. Predicting which little kids will likely grow into heavy tech users could help target educational campaigns.
A large study shows preschool benefits Aboriginal children's development more than childcare or being taken care of at home. But the benefits of preschool are not as large as for non-Aboriginal kids.
The middle years (between 8 and 14 years old) are a foundational period for development. But these years don't receive enough support from the education system.
The fact that there's a growing number of child vendors means government interventions for vulnerable children aren't reaching everyone in need.
Talking to a puppet, as opposed to a person, makes the conversation feel less personal. It's sometimes used in therapy to help the child feel less self-conscious and open up.
Our report examines Australia's educational performance against equity and excellence benchmarks. It finds the inequality gap is large and growing.
Experts in child development and infectious disease help parents make informed decisions about Halloween and provide tips for communicating with children effectively.
Our study joins a growing body of evidence that suggests caesarean sections may have more consequences than previously thought.
While some adults see implicit meaning in sentences, children can miss it. Two linguists explain how this can happen, and why it matters in communication.
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.
Rigid rules could stifle creativity in children.
Good mental health is the ability to adapt to changes and stress. Whatever school looks like, parents can help keep kids' social-emotional development on track in these four areas.
Children think adults should be more transparent about not knowing everything,
Understanding others' emotions is a crucial social skill. Counter to concerns about screen time stunting kids' development, one study suggests they're getting better at recognizing emotion on screen.
With caregivers' faces covered, infants and young children will miss out on all the visual cues they'd normally get during stages of rapid developmental growth.
Experts recommend adopted children be told about their origins, no matter how difficult the circumstances, but doing so is tricky for adoptive parents.
School closures under coronavirus have raised significant risks for vulnerable students who face maltreatment and exposure to violence. Here are five priorities to address when reopening schools.
Parents are children's first and most influential educators. They can turn ordinary moments into important learning experiences.
With parents trying to work from home while schools and daycare services are closed, some children may get more screen time than usual during COVID-19 social distancing.