When young children are active, their brains and bodies develop the ABCs of "physical literacy," a key developmental foundation. A new program from University of Winnipeg can help.
While some women may be actively involved in choosing their marital name, taking the man's name remains the norm.
An unexpected silver lining for children.
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.
Resilience, humour, hardship and tragedy – a unique survey reveals how ordinary New Zealanders coped during one of the world's strictest COVID-19 lockdowns.
Recent cases among school children has prompted some to wonder: should we close schools again? The short answer is: no.
Popular social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram fail to protect children from the marketing tactics of junk food advertisers. This needs to change.
In some parts of the US, a silver lining of COVID-19 may be a return to childhood friendships based in neighborhoods.
Learning philosophy will help children think critically and make ethical decisions.
Listening with the volume too high or for too long can cause permanent hearing loss, but there are ways we can minimise the risks.
It's more important than ever for families to develop new routines for staying physically and mentally healthy – and to address the part screens play in our lives.
Children need to know how to get help when they feel at risk.
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.
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.
Research suggests that children are less likely than adults to catch the virus, pass it on or fall seriously ill because of it. A progressive return of children to school is therefore advisable.
Children abused at home may not be safer at school – in fact the lockdown may have made life easier for children at risk, and their parents.
With online learning and social distancing, kids are spending more time staring at screens and less time outdoors. That can put them at higher risk of myopia and serious eye problems in the future.
Research shows napping helps young children learn, as well as enhancing their emotional well-being.
Promoting remote schooling as 'digital by default' does not serve all children equally well and may do some a great injustice.
Parents may try to shield children from information about COVID-19, but their important questions need answering.