Victoria's closure of child-care services may be necessary, but it will put pressures on parents and likely drive down women's workforce participation.
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.
The effects of economic stress on children are big. Parents' anxiety about their financial situation is equivalent to the effect of a divorce, and is likely at play amid COVID-19.
A new study has found US mums have experienced a marked drop in their works hours during the pandemic. But this is not the case for dads.
Video calls are not simply “screen time” for little kids. They offer an important opportunity for socialisation.
When it comes to discussing pornography and sexuality with their children, parents have to learn to be quiet and listen.
For US parents, the health, economic and social crisis the COVID-19 pandemic brought about is compounded by the difficult if not impossible task of working, caring for and educating kids.
A study found that students' experiences of parents' psychological control predicted higher fear of failure and worse adjustment to their university studies.
In about two in three US families with two parents, both are working or looking for a job. That makes caring for kids when schools and day care providers are closed hard if not impossible.
One in four children will experience sleep problems before their 10th birthday. Here are the top factors, plus steps parents can take to give their kids (and themselves) a good night's sleep.
In a recent survey, more than three-quarters of white parents of 6- to 11-year-olds said they didn't talk to their kids very much about racism.
When we arrest adults, we are often arresting parents. But protections for children are haphazard and kids are falling through the cracks.
Dads are taking parenting much more seriously. But according to a new study of sitcoms, the stereotype of the foolish father remains stubbornly in place.
Whether they're holding hands and singing Ring Around the Rosie or posing during a TikTok video, kids connect to each other and find joy through dance.
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.
As schools and daycares are closed because of the coronavirus pandemic, academic mothers are finding themselves less able to conduct research and write articles.
The best way to avoid any family tensions at home is to know how to spot them building and then try to calm things down. Here are some tips on how to do that.
This real-time snapshot of the digital divide illustrates why education experts are concerned that school closures could increase achievement gaps.
Children on the autism spectrum find it difficult to learn independently and manage their time. Parents can use these 5 strategies to help their child learn from home during the COVID-19 shutdown.
Children are always brimming with curiosity about things that most adults take for granted.