As adults, we can reflect on experiences we’ve had in life that have helped build our resilience. But kids and adolescents are still developing grit and the ability to work towards a goal.
There is every chance your situation can improve. And the earlier you start, the better the outcomes.
While excess weight arises from a complex interplay of genes, environment, diet and activity, new research finds Americans hold parents responsible for excess weight in their kids.
Tantrums and overflowing nappies are no fun. But happiness is more than a bunch of pleasant feelings, as influential philosophers have argued.
Children between 10 and 12 are still more influenced by their parents than their friends. This makes it the ideal time for parents to set the tone for when their child crosses over into adolescence.
It might be tempting to fly off the handle and deliver a lecture on the dangers of vaping. But here’s what might actually work.
Well-publicized professional sports stars’ injuries draw attention to dangerous influences on young athletes.
Some of the now-adult children of influencers are pushing back.
However, there are still challenges for fathers taking on equal or primary care responsibilities.
Childbearing goals have remained remarkably consistent over the decades. What has changed is when people start their families and how many kids they end up having.
Extremely young school shooters are not believed to be capable of forming criminal intent.
Evidence-based tools for dialectical behaviour therapy can help us manage family stressors during the virulent respiratory virus season.
The best way to manage anger is to try to reduce the likelihood that these situations will arise. But even so, having a plan for what can you do when anger strikes is important.
One longitudinal Australian study found children who drop out of sport between eight and ten years are at greater risk for social and emotional problems compared to those who continue in sport.
Sand is an excellent material to play with. It is versatile, widely available, open-ended and cheap. And you don’t need a fancy plastic mould to make something special.
If children squabble, adults usually try to establish the cause and provide a solution. But experts say it is more effective to help kids solve the argument themselves.
Sound sleep, for long enough every night, with consistent bed and wake-up times are critical for kids’ health. A child development expert suggests some overarching tips to help get you there.
Parenting is difficult and there can be added pressure and stress during holidays. Creating safe, secure, loving environments and being present with your children is the greatest gift you can give.
Lots of kids wonder about this. Here are some of the basics.
The key is to understand what is happening, and then help them relax.