Children can influence their families to follow greener lifestyles.
In a process called ‘reverse socialisation’, children can help their elders become more green - but eco education is key.
In 1970, a 16-year-old Laotian boy drew a picture of his school being bombed. ‘Many people’ died, he wrote, ‘But I didn’t know who because I wasn’t courageous enough to look.’
Legacies of War
Their drawings and paintings often express a mix of horror, fear, hope and beauty.
Smacking children is illegal in Wales and Scotland.
A new study looks at UK kids’ physical activity levels once COVID restrictions had begun to lift compared with before the pandemic.
Good news for parents…
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A big study accounting for genes and socioeconomic background suggests that video games actually cause children’s intelligence to grow.
Children are taught to value the lives of other species less, according to a new study.
Children feel more of an obligation to care for their mothers than their fathers.
The mother-daughter bond is considered the strongest human bond. While there is little difference between how fathers and mothers love their children, daughters are more likely to care for their mothers.
Illustration by Anna Walker from Bedtime Stories. (Right) Author Chloe Hooper.
When Chloe Hooper’s partner was diagnosed with leukaemia, she struggled to talk about the possibility of his death with their two young children. She found the words in books.
Women trace ancestral memories using wool.
Women meet to weave, reflect, commiserate, share culture and tell stories in hopes of passing down ancestral knowledge.
Children’s physical experiences help them learn new words.
Children may hear a lot of words when sitting in front of or interacting with screens, but to learn language children need to interact with physical objects.
One form of domestic abuse involves a parent breaking their child’s connection with the other parent.
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Some parents engage in domestic abuse by influencing their children to fear, dislike or distrust their other parent. What happens next is a cascade of losses.
A child in the Mathare informal settlement in Nairobi, Kenya.
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Cities have the authority and duty to consider children’s rights as part of climate change responses.
A recent report from Ofcom found children as young as three are watching videos on TikTok.
Severe COVID disease is rare in children, but high case numbers are seeing more kids being affected.
Millions of U.S. children ages 5-11 have already received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
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Moderna will ask the FDA to allow emergency use for its vaccine in children as young as 6 months, a step many parents have been anticipating.
Children are not little adults – they need time to process what is going to happen.
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A pediatrician recommends helping your child cope with getting vaccines by employing “The Three P’s” – Preparation, Proximity and Praise.
Exposure to adverse childhood experiences, as well as disparities in social determinants of health, can significantly affect development and health in children.
Adverse childhood experiences like abuse, neglect and dysfunction at home may not seem like primarily medical problems, but they have significant and enduring impact on physical and mental health.
A 41-year-old man presses his palms against the window of a train as he says goodbye to his five-year-old daughter as she leaves for Lviv at the Kyiv station on March 4, 2022. He was staying behind to fight Russian forces.
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Policies and programs to address war-induced displacement in Ukraine must explicitly take into account the rights of children, including the best interests of the child.
As Russia’s war on Ukraine intensifies and men aged 18-60 are forced to stay in the country, many are made even more vulnerable.
Many children are not playing games outside at breaktimes.
Schools need to do more to make it possible for children to be more active in breaktimes – new research shows.