Experts recommend adopted children be told about their origins, no matter how difficult the circumstances, but doing so is tricky for adoptive parents.
School closures under coronavirus have raised significant risks for vulnerable students who face maltreatment and exposure to violence. Here are five priorities to address when reopening schools.
Parents are children's first and most influential educators. They can turn ordinary moments into important learning experiences.
With parents trying to work from home while schools and daycare services are closed, some children may get more screen time than usual during COVID-19 social distancing.
With schools closing, it is important that we nurture the mental health of children - even if we are unable to hug them.
A positive approach to discussing feelings.
It's easy to worry if your child doesn't seem to be developing as quickly as their playmates. But trust your 'niggles' and watch out for 'aha' moments. Our research shows they're often right.
We should not hesitate to discourage in children the idea that people are either good or bad.
The lasting impact of neglect.
The right age for an unsupervised Halloween is highly debatable, but it's something parents should carefully consider. Some reasonable risk is important for development.
Cannabis was legalized in Canada one year ago but we know little about the effects of parents using it in front of their children.
New research suggests that the genetic variants that are associated with language are also associated with mental health problems.
Here's what parents should look out for if they are worried about their baby's language development.
Designating an object with the movement of a finger is at the heart of human communication, yet precisely why we point isn't clearly understood. A new paper indicates that it may be related to touch.
New study finds a link between taking paracetamol during pregnancy and behaviour problems up to age eight.
Research shows if time out is used occasionally, briefly and the child understands the process, it can be a useful parenting tool for kids aged two to eight.
Do children understand the lesson that if you scratch my back, I'll scratch yours? Developmental psychologists suggest they're more likely to punish bad behavior than they are to reward good deeds.
Parenting: attachment is not, and has never been, the only way.
Most parents know how important it is to read to their child, but not as many know the importance of helping them learn emotional skills. And it's the emotional skills teachers find most important.
Many of the gels, toys or therapies recommended to help kids through teething may be dangerous. So, what's a parent to do?