Many children receive gift cards or even ask for them so they can choose their own presents. But are youngsters ready to handle the wiles of advertisers and the complexities of 'credit' on a card?
Encouraging and supporting failure can make your child more resilient, better able to cope and help them grow.
Early shared reading is linked to a number of benefits for children, including better performance in NAPLAN, reading, writing, spelling, grammar and mathematics.
School is out and screens make tempting babysitters. Follow these recommendations to allow your child some screen time without compromising their health and development.
Welcome to the wonderful world of kamishibai – a centuries-old Japanese storytelling tradition.
While the UK does not indefinitely detain children, there are cases where minors are held – and in extreme cases, separated from their parents.
Over 200 children are still in asylum seeker detention within Australia and offshore – so why aren't we more outraged about that?
Trump's defense of harsh immigration tactics and dehumanizing language should ring alarm bells, according to two scholars who study how to prevent mass atrocities.
Trump hopes migrants won't come if they know their children will be taken away. That grim logic ignores the inescapable dangers that drive thousands of Central Americans to flee their homes each year.
Time often seems to fly by when you're a parent. A social psychologist explains why it actually – and fortunately – does not.
To meet World Health Organization targets and reduce the rates of chronic hepatitis B infection among children, Canada should implement routine vaccination of all infants at birth.
Interviews with hundreds of unaccompanied minors in Los Angeles reveal that relationships with US sponsors can be complicated.
Children in the UK drink more energy drinks than in any other country in Europe — and many parents are unaware of the health risks.
Fairy stories come alive in the telling — and the retelling.
Does your child hate their visits to the pediatrician? Do they psyche themselves into a panic that the shot will hurt? The best strategy to calm an anxious child may be to reframe their expectations.
The number of births in the US is down 2 percent. That pops the country's 'fertility bubble' – and brings numbers closer in line with peer countries.
New research shows childhood in Europe lasts on average until age 25, while old age starts at 60.
Parents worry about giving their kids pain relief. Four out of five experts say it's OK.
As Addis Ababa develops into a modern city, beggars are increasingly being treated like public nuisances and criminals.
The spread of video games from desktop PCs to the pockets of young people everywhere has brought new hazards – in the form of online social gambling.