Research has found one-quarter of children in NSW delayed school entry in 2009 and 2012, with the tendency to delay varying according to where families live and their socio-economic status.
Playing with imaginary friends in childhood is linked to being more creative as an adult.
For a child to excel in a particular field, specific conditions are essential. A scholar of educational psychology explains what those conditions are.
A new study in JAMA Pediatrics suggests higher levels of screen time at two and three years of age predict poorer child outcomes at three and five years, respectively.
It's not too late for a New Year's resolution. If you're a parent - resolving to stop 'technofering' could be one of the most important things you do this year.
Our eyes don't grow much at all – but when we're very young, we still need to learn how to see.
Making good friends in primary school is not always an easy task. Here's how teachers and parents can help.
When your kids stop believing, it's probably harder on you than on them.
There's a spectrum of quality when it comes to what kids can do with screen time. An expert in early childhood technology suggests picking tech activities that promote problem-solving and fun.
Children with imaginary friends tend to be creative and have more empathy.
Foetal alcohol syndrome disorder is a much under-recognised and unsupported condition in the UK.
Many parents are told their babies' smiles aren't 'real'. But there is research to suggest otherwise.
Research has started to identify the key factors in creating communities that promote good early childhood development.
Hiding feelings can cause distress in children too.
Learning to form friendships is a key part of growing up.
If you're a parent, there's one less thing to worry about – your child is probably healthy even if they're fussy about what they eat.
A developmental psychologist explains how she uses Harry Potter books to make child development more relatable to first-year college students, many of whom grew up on the wildly popular books.
From dyslexia, to dementia to schizophrenia, there is evidence that playing games can help, while boosting family connections and emotional wellbeing.
Culture plays a role in forming a child's identity, conversational style and memory. This has many implications for how to deal with children, from school to the judicial system.
Parents of autistic children are often encouraged to stick with one language at home - even if they speak several. But should they?