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.
Think of it like a ladder. You might not be at the top right now, but each new thing you learn takes you a step closer and means that your parents can relax the rules a little.
Parents want their children to be kind to animals, but a hug looks very different to a frightened dog.
When children are being clingy, they're communicating their feelings. This is normal and healthy. Parents can help by acknowledging the feelings that come with their child's behaviour.
Children are constantly hearing about threats to their safety. Sometimes they find it hard to know if a danger is real, and they need help processing their fears. Here's what they need you to know.
Many teenagers may have seen the live footage of the Christchurch shooting. Here are some ways parents and teachers can help them process it.
Siblings have one of the most enduring relationships which can help them enjoy the funny things in life.
Many parents are told their babies' smiles aren't 'real'. But there is research to suggest otherwise.
Telling your children you and your partner aren't going to be together anymore is a significant change in their lives.
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.
Human beings seem to be born wearing rose-colored glasses. Psychologists are interested in how this bias toward the positive works in the very young – and how it fades over time.
Instead of nagging younger kids "not to forget", and trusting the power of the child’s developing memory alone, try to help them "offload" as much of the work as possible.
Getting rid of a child's favourite blanket or teddy is easier said than done.
At the ages of 6-7, when children are transitioning to starting school, 14% have high levels of emotional problems, including depression and anxiety. This percentage is higher in the later years.
Children feel worried or nervous in a new situation if they think something bad might happen or if they feel they won’t be able to handle the situation.
Racial bias is associated with dehumanizing social groups different from your own. Psychologists trained kids to differentiate individuals of another race – with lasting effects on their biases.
If a child is old enough to ask about suicide, then they're probably old enough for a discussion about it.
In this episode of the podcast, we take in the history of Victorian humour, why kids find poo so hilarious and whether academics should try and be funny.
It's important to understand the nature and extent of children's exposure to violence during general elections so they can be protected.