If we are going to have stricter rules around when children start school, we need to make sure it does not harm those from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Extending visits from nurses who can listen without judgement and offer practical, evidence-informed advice helps new parents who are experiencing adversity.
The way we bond with our primary caregiver as a child influences our interactions as an adult.
What you actually need to know about attachment styles.
In a Spring 2022 survey of parents with kids between ages six and 17 years, more than 50 per cent perceived that their child had needed help regarding their emotional or behavioural problems in the past six months.
Canada ranks 30th out of 38 wealthy nations in supporting the mental health and well-being of children. The need to invest in and prioritize mental health for children and young people is urgent.
Electronic devices are not, in and of themselves, a source of visual problems. Using these devices inappropriately can interfere with the natural development of the eye, as well as reading and learning skills.
The impact of using electronic devices is critical during the first years of life, both visually and on the cognitive and social development of the child.
Parents often worry that their child might not be talking enough.
Police suggested the 5-year-old boy was a ‘beast’ who needed to be put in a ‘crate.’
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A lawsuit against police and school officials for how they responded to the kindergartner has been settled, but deeper systemic issues remain.
Yes, eating breakfast really is important. So how can parents help kids to eat this important meal, without making it the most irritating part of the morning?
The good news is there are evidence-based strategies that can help you discipline your child without using violence.
They are soaking up everything your say.
Babies who remain in silence hours after birth have different brains to those who listen to sounds.
Recent polling shows more than 90% of Australian parents think their kids’ screen time is a problem.
In kindergarten, it can be apparent to teachers and parents alike that some students are younger than others.
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Kindergartners who are relatively younger than their classroom peers are at risk for doing less well in school. A clinical psychologist explains how to reduce those problems.
Predictable and consistent parental behavior can include set routines for meals and transportation.
Parents are often the primary source of information that children receive from their environment. How consistent parents’ interactions with their children are matters.
Children living in low-income neighborhoods with ‘hands-off’ norms about safety showed higher levels of reactivity in a region of the brain associated with emotion processing and threat detection.
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The latest findings add to the understanding of how social disadvantage such as poverty and low-quality, unsafe housing can affect early child development.
Millions of U.S. children between the ages of 6 months and 4 years will soon be eligible for COVID-19 shots.
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The FDA’s authorization of COVID-19 shots for children ages 6 months to 4 years will bring relief for millions of parents. Pending CDC endorsement, shots for this group will be available within days.
Video calls with younger relatives can be awkward - but only if we let them.
Will either sibling remember this momentous meeting?
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Psychologists know babies can form memories soon after birth. So why can’t people remember anything that happened to them before around age 2? A child development expert describes possible reasons.
Abortion-rights demonstrators hold up letters spelling out ‘My Choice,’ Saturday, May 14, 2022, outside the United States Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.
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Restricting abortion access has negative effects on parents, as well as children and families, including increased poverty, unemployment, pregnancy-related deaths and higher health risks in children.
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’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.