Children are among the most vulnerable victims of any natural disaster. Some 645,000 young Puerto Ricans experienced the trauma of Hurricane Maria.
Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans in 2005, forever changing the lives of the children who survived. Their stories can help Puerto Rico identify and aid the kids most traumatized by Hurricane Maria.
Imagining the ideal school.
Parent blaming has taken a new turn – no longer just criticised for failing to attend to their child’s every need, parents are now being condemned for 'over-parenting'.
More families are living in high-rise apartments.
Urban policies are based on assumptions of a "normal household" and what buildings for it should look like. So this research project explored how people feel about children in high-density housing.
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Everybody benefits from more resilient children.
Kids should be eating fruits and vegetables from all colours of the rainbow.
It's not just about getting kids to eat their greens; they should be eating fruits and vegetables of all different colours. Here are some strategies to make it easier.
Demographers struggle to measure unintended fertility.
It’s very difficult to measure whether a conception was intended. But those data are vital to understanding women's choices.
Make maths more fun with these tips
Encouraging children to make and use a range of maps helps develop their spatial skills, great if they want to read an x-ray, design a building or put up flat-pack furniture later in life.
It's never too early for children to develop their spatial skills, vital if they want to one day design buildings, put up flat-pack furniture or cut a birthday cake. Here's how you can help at home.
Research shows that farm parents do not mindlessly expose their children to risks; rather they weigh them against the the positive impacts of involvement in the family’s agricultural heritage.
Instructing farmers to keep their kids away from farm machinery doesn't work to reduce traumatic injury. A recent research project tried listening instead.
Egg freezing: hope or hype?
Why some women choose to freeze their eggs.
The precarious nature of housing and work for millennials is making motherhood more challenging.
An immigrant child looks out from a U.S. Border Patrol bus.
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A 15-year-old fleeing violence in El Salvador came to the US in 1985. Her case set in motion a Supreme Court decision that would affect how authorities treat children in their custody for decades.
What happens when an entire society succumbs to childlike behavior and discourse?
Our social institutions and politics suffer from a collective arrested development – and our relationship to technology has only exacerbated this trend.
Children in care were wrongly convicted by the actions of the state.
Children in care have been treated as criminals, despite doing nothing wrong - and they need compensation beyond an apology.
Conversations about gender and stereotypes can start at home, while playing in the sandpit.
Rigid gender roles and stereotypes are key drivers of violence against women. So let's challenge these by starting young.
Children become aware of death from an early age.
Everyone dies, so why are so many people still afraid to talk about it?
Encouraging physical activity in the playground, in classrooms and before and after school can help.
Compulsory sport and physical education at school will improve children's memory, attention and ability to concentrate, not just boost fitness. The evidence is in.
Forget the "summer slide" here's how you can help your child learn more over the summer holidays.
Young activists rallying in Paris before the landmark 2015 climate summit.
This weekend sees a major youth climate rally in Washington DC. But do young people really hold the key to overcoming climate inaction, or are we wrong to put our faith in their ability to drive change?