It is OK for kids to feel bored. In fact, boredom can help children to develop a number of important skills.
Three debut Australian novels explore diverse territory: the recognisable real world of parental estrangement, and a dystopian near-future where it never stops raining.
The seven-year review into how state and private institutions in the UK failed to protect children has highlighted the central importance of making sure young people and children are listened to.
Anxiety is the most common mental health issue facing children and adolescents. But research shows that early screening – including in school settings – can identify children who are at risk.
A story of ‘falling upwards’, Childhood examines the author’s painful memories with detachment and unsparing honesty.
Today she is most recognised for roles in Mary Poppins or The Sound of Music, but Julie Andrews made her professional West End debut at the age of 12.
What do we love about seeing children perform? And how do their performances shape our understanding of childhood?
One 11-year old girl told us she knows once rent is paid, there is almost nothing left over. So she never takes school excursion notes home, in case the cost is too much.
In some regions of the country, mothers and fathers have different approaches than their counterparts in other regions.
Childhood wasn’t more ‘innocent’ or ‘natural’ before digital technologies or the pandemic.
Some parents engage in domestic abuse by influencing their children to fear, dislike or distrust their other parent. What happens next is a cascade of losses.
Adverse childhood experiences like abuse, neglect and dysfunction at home may not seem like primarily medical problems, but they have significant and enduring impact on physical and mental health.
One in three children experiences abuse or neglect. These adverse events increase lifelong risks for chronic diseases and mental health issues, creating a public health hazard hiding in plain sight.
How can scientific literature on interpersonal trauma help us better understand the impact of tragedy, especially on children who are still developing?
While giftedness is a strength for children, being twice exceptional creates a vulnerability.
Multiple difficult childhood experiences can lead to depression and anxiety during college, research has found. Lack of support often makes things worse.
A moral philosopher and bioethicist offers parents some tips for weighing family masking decisions.
Canada has an opportunity to become a world leader in early childhood education. With monumental federal support, this is the time to build a sustainable and relevant early education system.
What happens over the next four years in Joe Biden/Kamala Harris administration could have a lasting impact on how childhood is understood and experienced in the United States and beyond.
Children’s work circumstances put their welfare in danger, policy and action are needed urgently from government and non-governmental organisations.