Children and Family

Researchers at the University of Southampton are to research the causes of conduct disorder (CD) in teenage girls, thanks to a share of funding from the European Uni
Learning activities can be initiated by both older and younger siblings, according to a new study.
A number of behavioural traits during a person's teenage years could offer clues as to whether or not they will become binge drinkers in the future.
Parental alienation – a child’s unwarranted rejection of one parent and strong alignment with the other following high conflict family breakdown – leaves the alienated parent feeling powerless.  Despite recognition in recent high court judgem
When people become estranged from other members of their family, they may experience a loss that is akin to the experience of bereavement.
A briefing from the British Psychological Society highlights the future risks to children and young people from educational disengagement. It shows what psychology can offer and makes recommendations for policy makers to improve school attendance.
NHS England is taking urgent action to improve access to specialised inpatient mental health services for children and young people after publishing a “frank and honest” report on cu
People who take part-time jobs during their teenage years are boosting their ability to succeed later in life, a new study has found.
The quality of care offered to new mothers with mental health issues by the NHS has been criticised.
The responses of people to disaster relief appeals are conditioned by how photogenic the children pictured look - but not in the way some might assume.
"Cool kids", according to a new study, are those early teens (aged 13 to 15) who want to be popular, and try to impress their peers by acting older than their years.
Full siblings are more likely to physically assault and use weapons against one another than half or stepsiblings suggests a study presented this week at the Society's Division of Forensic Psychology annual conference in Glasgow. The study
Adolescents who talk about the arguments they have with their dad are more likely to understand him - and this could lead to better mental health during their teenage years, according to a new
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Parents who have one child with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are less likely to go on to reproduce again, according to a new study.
Offering children plenty of free time is better for them than rigidly planning out all their activities, a new study suggests.
Children as young as five could be resorting to comfort eating as a way of coping with stress, delegates at the European Congress on Obesity in Bulgaria have heard.
A book published this week suggesting children whose parents are separated should not stay overnight with their absent mother or father for fear of it damaging them has sparked a media debate.
Contrary to popular belief, texting actually improves children's spelling and grammar, as well as their overall understanding of English, a new study has found.
Warning children about the negative repercussions of telling lies might not be an effective way of stopping them from doing it, according to a new study.
Teachers are being issued with new guidance to help them spot pupils with mental health issues in a bid to prevent such youngsters being labelled as badly behaved.
As adults, we've learned that simple text-based instructions are usually trustworthy.
DECP Annual ConferenceApplying Creative Psychology to education, children and young people
Recent figures from the Royal College of Psychiatrists show that a growing number of students are seeking help from their university counselling service.
How strict parents are with their children could affect whether or not the youngsters are likely to dabble in alcohol, drugs and tobacco, according to new research.
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