Our research shows outdoor parks offer the ideal place for children to engage in risky play. This may challenge parents who understandably wish to keep their kids ‘safe’ all the time.
Grumbling children and teenagers can be so annoying. But it is important to try and decode their complaints.
Research findings are mostly reassuring for parents — despite the disruptions to nearly every aspect of life during the COVID-19 pandemic, most children continue to show healthy development.
Parents should keep an eye on how screen-based activities influence their child’s development and behaviour.
Parents may well feel the need to ‘crack down’ on kids’ screentime. But a whole-family approach might be more successful.
When states reduce barriers for low-income children to get coverage, their mothers are more likely to be married and less likely to smoke.
Terrible or terrific? There is a lot going when you’re two.
Early life influences have been linked to higher risk of suicide later in life. Reducing those risks, and boosting resilience in children exposed to them, may help reduce suicide rates.
Research shows climate change is already affecting the healthy psychological development of children worldwide. Children’s mental health risks will only accelerate as climate change advances.
Ample research demonstrates the harms Instagram causes teen girls, especially around body image. Meta is now facing the consequences of knowingly marketing a harmful service.
When students feel their classrooms are supportive and fair, they behave better, a survey in Brazil found.
When deciding whether others should make trades, children may consider who likes what.
It’s worth going out of your way to ensure that kids practice interacting with others and maintain their friendships.
Having loads of extra quality time with a toddler or preschooler and feeling flustered? Make sure you know how and where to do this basic disciplinary method the right way.
Children need time to play and be outside. That will be true even if instructional hours are cut short due to social distancing.
Children are always brimming with curiosity about things that most adults take for granted.
Accents differ depending on where we’re from, even in the same country.
It’s been 25 years since autism was redefined and the surge in diagnoses and research began. But while we’ve come along way in our understanding of the spectrum, advances in drug therapies has lagged.
London’s low emission zone has started to reduce air pollution – but not enough to protect children’s lungs.
Unlike Australia, New Zealand doesn’t fund early intervention therapy for autistic children, but there are programmes pre-school teachers and parents can use to help kids develop.