Play with their friends helps children develop social skills and is good for mental health.
During this unsettling time, global leaders have assured children and adults alike that the tooth fairy, free from the risk of infection, is indeed an essential worker.
About half of incarcerated women in the United States are mothers to children under age 18. Natural spaces within a prison can help maintain their mother-child bonds.
A biomedical researcher and pediatrician who works with Kawasaki disease and COVID-19 explains the similarities and differences in the worrisome cases doctors are starting to see.
One anthropologist found 1,072 similar words for 'mom' and 'dad' in the world's languages. It turns out a mix of biology, culture and encouragement from parents explains this phenomenon.
Children are always brimming with curiosity about things that most adults take for granted.
Children have largely escaped the serious health effects of coronavirus, but the UK is warning about serious illness in kids. Here's what we know.
African Americans, young children and rural Americans are a few of the groups at risk of being undercounted in this year's census.
People hate boredom. Some would rather get a painful shock than sit in a room with nothing to do for 15 minutes. But boredom spurs us on to create and can help focus our attention.
Whether we miss them, feel guilty about not having appreciated them more or struggle to forgive them, remembering our parents can hurt. Here's how to move on.
You can't ask a child to sit still for 45 minutes and focus on their breath. But mindfulness activities can be adapted for children – and they might come in handy during these stressful times.
A major reason for poor performance in mathematics in Nigeria is that lessons in primary schools are not centred on pupils and activities.
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.
In our increasingly datafied world, there is a clear need to develop and disseminate responsible approaches for handling data for and about children.
Families should establish new daily routines, avoid bombarding children with current events or exposing them to misinformation, and practice basic methods that keep anxiety in check.
Active learning brings new knowledge to children and to their community.
Keeping kids active in winter can be a challenge, as cold temperatures and icy conditions often mean more time indoors. Here's how to maintain a healthy activity level throughout Canadian winters.
It's natural for children to be aware of the stress adults may be feeling about the COVID-19 pandemic. Child psychologists offer some practical advice for parents on how to talk to their kids.
Grownups don't get taller, but they can grow in other ways.
The decline in US birth weight is somewhat of a puzzle for public health researchers.