Playtime can have a positive effect on the emotional wellbeing of children, a report has concluded.
Children and Family
The number of children resorting to self-harm has risen considerably in the last two years, new figures have revealed.
Telling children of the benefits of healthy food might not be the best way to get them to eat it, a study has indicated.
Children are more likely to experience mental health difficulties if they live in an area hit by war, terrorism and extensive military activity, new research has revealed.
Spending a short time playing video games every day can make children better-adjusted, a new study has revealed.
Why was Darth Vader such a bad dude? According to a team of psychologists, it's down to his lack of parental care: the fact he was separated from his mother at age 9, and his father's absence.
Scientists in Australia have identified a link between insomnia among teenagers and various mental health conditions.
The amount of time a woman spends with her children is affected by her professional self-identity, a study has revealed.
Scientists have identified a link between alcohol advertising and the behaviour of young people who take up drinking.
A child's television viewing habits can have a significant impact on their education and development, according to a new study.
Creating natural habitats in school playgrounds could have a positive impact on the mental health of children, according to a new study.
Text messages could be a useful means of preventing young people from drinking to excess, new research suggests.
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.
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.
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.