Perfectionism often develops in childhood, is impacted by parenting and can lead to mental health struggles in later life.
New research shows that perfectionism has increased dramatically over the last 25 years, and that perfectionists become more neurotic and less conscientious as time passes.
‘Say cheese so I can show all my friends how cute you are – and unwittingly show corporations your age, race and gender!’
Parents have engaged in forms of 'sharenting' for generations. The digital age has complicated things, but while critics make some valid points, they're not seeing the forest for the trees.
We need a new legal definition of ‘parent’ to reflect the diversity of Australian families.
Who is a child's legal parent? The question is at the heart of a case due before the High Court this year. It may have implications for children born via IVF or surrogacy, and the people who raise them.
It’s not all smiles and cups of tea.
Young people can make big savings living with their parents, but it throws up some thorny issues.
Sometimes the reaction doesn’t go as planned.
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With the surprise meticulously planned, all eyes – and lenses – turn to the kids. All they have to do is react as expected: overjoyed. So why don't they?
The excessive use of mobile devices by parents is wreaking havoc on children, and family dynamics.
It's not too late for a New Year's resolution. If you're a parent - resolving to stop 'technofering' could be one of the most important things you do this year.
Good friendships translate to higher achievement at school.
Making good friends in primary school is not always an easy task. Here's how teachers and parents can help.
A high-five might be a less confronting option for a child.
In many households, Christmas means visits from relatives eager to smother kids with kisses. But respectful parenting means giving the kids fair warning so they can decide whether that's ok.
While the first child improves parents’ mental health, a second child does not.
Many parents decide to have a second child in the expectation that two can't be more work that one – but new research shows that idea to be mistaken.
Research shows that a parent’s level of generosity and charitable behaviour is linked with their child’s display of the same behaviours.
Children start developing empathy and compassion as toddlers and should have a good understanding of generosity by age nine. Here are five thoughtful ways parents can help foster these behaviours.
A New Jersey mother shows up at her son’s class as a clown to get him to stop misbehaving in school. The boy’s principal posted a video of the visit online.
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As more parents turn to social media to post videos of themselves punishing their children, an educational psychologist warns that the practice may cause more harm than good.
Teenagers should try to include a combination of aerobic activities (swimming or walking), strength training (sit ups or weight training) and flexibility training (yoga or stretching).
All Australians aged 13-17 are encouraged to do 60 minutes of physical activity a day.
Some women use fertility apps to track the chances of pregnancy.
Fertility apps aim to help women understand their bodies. But while some find tracking their data a positive experience, others may feel burdened or trapped.
Migrants begin their day inside a former concert venue serving as a shelter, in Tijuana, Mexico, Dec. 2, 2018.
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The psychological health of migrant children will be deeply impacted by their flight from gang violence, and the experience of crowded unhygienic conditions and tear gas at the U.S. border.
In some societies, kids are taught that they’re in control of their own happiness – which makes them more indulgent.
Children in countries like South Korea and Russia are more obedient, while American kids tend to be more self-indulgent.
Single parent and extended families are the dominant family forms in South Africa.
More attention needs to be paid to aligning South Africa's family policy with the realities of everyday life.
At least 54 countries prohibit the corporal punishment of children. Canada has neither prohibited corporal punishment, nor said it will.
Until Canadians challenge the normalization of violence against children, we will continue to support, or at least tacitly condone, something that by all accounts is harmful.
Remember to look for the positives in your child’s report.
School reports are coming soon. Here's a guide for how to interpret and make best use of your child's school report.
It makes sense for children in the early stages of learning to read to be given decodable books.
Children in the early stages of learning to read should be given decodable books to practise and generalise their developing alphabetic skills.
As we look to improve the reading outcomes of our young children, more music education in our preschools and primary schools could be the answer.
Learning music in the early years of schooling can help children learn to read.