At about four, children start to understand that someone’s behaviour depends on what that person believes.
In practice, adults don’t always value truth above all else.
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Kids need to learn when little lies are the right choice. But research suggests parents may not be clear in the messages they send about how they value the truth.
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There are many benefits to being bilingual.
Newborns are more musical than previously thought.
If children squabble, adults usually try to establish the cause and provide a solution. But experts say it is more effective to help kids solve the argument themselves.
When sleep routines have gone haywire, there are things to keep in mind to help the whole family reset.
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Sound sleep, for long enough every night, with consistent bed and wake-up times are critical for kids’ health. A child development expert suggests some overarching tips to help get you there.
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.