Elf-on-a-shelf and the ‘this is you as a baby’ Tiktok trend both involve tricking our kids. Can tricking your kids damage trust, or can it actually teach them something? And why do they believe us?
Family routines can provide stability during times of stress. Here are four strategies for building resilience against stress and family challenges to put into place as children head back to school.
The impact of early childhood trauma on lifelong physical and mental health makes it urgent to invest in programs to support healthy pregnancies and stable, caring very early childhoods.
Gentle parenting holds that parents should try to understand their child’s emotional state.
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.
Surveillance cameras, metal detectors, door-locking systems and armed guards have not prevented school shootings. A school safety scholar examines other possible approaches.
Psychologists know babies can form memories soon after birth. So why can’t people remember anything that happened to them before around age 2? A child development expert describes possible reasons.
You can still tell the truth without ruining everyone’s Easter. Here are some tips.
A pediatrician recommends helping your child cope with getting vaccines by employing “The Three P’s” – Preparation, Proximity and Praise.
Black children are prone to internalize messages of anti-Blackness. Can a Black doll that honors one of America’s most noteworthy Black women do anything to reverse the trend?
Psychologists and technology designers are working together to make digital experiences hard for kids to put down.
How to have important conversations with kids about world events like those taking place in Ukraine, and how to tailor them based on age and maturity levels — from child psychologists.
These children are not getting the help they need to thrive at school and at home.
The winners of Britain’s Funniest Class contest show us that kids can be funny. But how early can they do it on purpose?
After more than a year of isolation and empty schedules, some kids might be apprehensive or anxious about interacting with the outside world. Psychology experts provide tips to ease the transition.
New research suggests that the seeds of future romantic partnering patterns are planted in childhood and are visible even before adolescence.
Experts in child development and infectious disease help parents make informed decisions about Halloween and provide tips for communicating with children effectively.
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.
Children think adults should be more transparent about not knowing everything,
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.