Children exposed to intimate partner violence were two to three times more likely to have impaired language skills, sleep problems, elevated blood pressure and asthma.
Social disadvantage can cause stress that leads to changes in 'connectivity' between brain regions, potentially harming adolescents' ability to plan, set goals, and self-reflect.
Michelle Obama's fun new show is great for teaching children where food comes from but misses an opportunity.
Cognitive neuroscientists use brain imaging and behavioral economic games to investigate people's sense of fairness. They find it's common to take care of yourself before looking out for others.
Taking part in creative activities with little ones can help bolster their communication, build their sense of self and even improve their health and wellbeing.
Children aren't just losing out on education as a result of the pandemic.
Parents can take a page from psychological research on trauma and recovery to help kids struggling with pandemic life.
The brain activity of a parent and child can become synchronised during play and problem solving.
Too much screen time doesn't leave enough time for other important parts of growing up. Predicting which little kids will likely grow into heavy tech users could help target educational campaigns.
A large study shows preschool benefits Aboriginal children's development more than childcare or being taken care of at home. But the benefits of preschool are not as large as for non-Aboriginal kids.
The middle years (between 8 and 14 years old) are a foundational period for development. But these years don't receive enough support from the education system.
The fact that there's a growing number of child vendors means government interventions for vulnerable children aren't reaching everyone in need.
Talking to a puppet, as opposed to a person, makes the conversation feel less personal. It's sometimes used in therapy to help the child feel less self-conscious and open up.
Our report examines Australia's educational performance against equity and excellence benchmarks. It finds the inequality gap is large and growing.
Experts in child development and infectious disease help parents make informed decisions about Halloween and provide tips for communicating with children effectively.
Our study joins a growing body of evidence that suggests caesarean sections may have more consequences than previously thought.
While some adults see implicit meaning in sentences, children can miss it. Two linguists explain how this can happen, and why it matters in communication.
The women in our study knew that play was important, although they didn't see it as an independent behaviour to be encouraged or promoted.
Rigid rules could stifle creativity in children.
Good mental health is the ability to adapt to changes and stress. Whatever school looks like, parents can help keep kids' social-emotional development on track in these four areas.