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.
With schools closing, it is important that we nurture the mental health of children - even if we are unable to hug them.
A positive approach to discussing feelings.
It's easy to worry if your child doesn't seem to be developing as quickly as their playmates. But trust your 'niggles' and watch out for 'aha' moments. Our research shows they're often right.
We should not hesitate to discourage in children the idea that people are either good or bad.
The lasting impact of neglect.
The right age for an unsupervised Halloween is highly debatable, but it's something parents should carefully consider. Some reasonable risk is important for development.
Cannabis was legalized in Canada one year ago but we know little about the effects of parents using it in front of their children.