Children and Family

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The NSPCC has published a report, 'Prevention in mind - All Babies Count: Spotlight on Perinatal Mental Health', as part of their All Babies Count campaign which aims to raise awareness of the importance of pregnancy and the first year of life to a child's development. 
Aggression between siblings may be linked to increased mental health problems, new research has suggested.
Children begin to feel peer pressure much earlier than psychologists have previously suspected, according to a new study led by scientists from the Universi
Children of preschool age who have been neglected or emotionally abused require early intervention to reduce the likelihood of them experiencing mental health problems further down the line.
Student behaviours could be improved through meditation, new research has suggested.
Our Division of Educational and Child Psychology (DECP) held a meeting at the House of Commons this week on the issues surrounding the fifth edition of the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-5).
Never mind increasingly violent video games or the ever-present danger of an uncensored internet, a far more insidious and unexpected change is afoot that could be affecting our children's emotional development.
Children may be less likely to overeat if their parents are married, new research has suggested.
Some of the most popular videos on YouTube are of would-be thieves getting their comeuppance, either knocked-out by brave store-keepers or caught out by their own dazzling ineptitude.
Pornography can serve to distort a child's attitude towards sex.
Preterm birth could have a negative impact on a child's cognitive ability.
Being bullied as a child can increase the risk that a person might self-harm during late adolescence.
Find out from a survey of 215 mothers and their 13-year-old sons and daughters discussed on our Research Digest.
Never mind the sleepless nights and domestic disarray, new fathers think they're hot stuff.
Picture books can be very important for a child's development, new research has shown.
Society Fellow Dr Peter McParlin will speak at a free seminar in London regarding the issues facing children and young people in and leaving care who are also in the justice system.
If their father is depressed, children will benefit if he has a high level of emotional intimacy in his marriage.
Good communication with parents can play an important role in improving the health habits of young people, new research has suggested.
A child's diet can be negatively impacted if there is an unpleasant atmosphere around mealtimes.
Publication of US psychiatry's updated diagnostic code has provoked renewed debate in recent weeks over the extent to which mental illness ought to be framed as a psychosocial or a biological problem.
Girls whose fathers were absent during their early childhood are more likely to suffer from depression during their adolescence, new research has suggested.
The way in which children express their sense of humour at school can affect their likelihood of being bullied, according a new study.
A child's emotional and behavioural problems may be impacted differently depending on how they understand conflicts between their parents.
Children who are placed in foster care could enjoy mental health benefits as a result.
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