Children and Family

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.
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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.
Women should not fret about their body shape in the months after birth, a new government-backed report has said.
A new stress sensor linked to mobile-based advice to help deal with the condition has been devised with the aim of helping the parents of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Children who have been bullied may be posing a risk in school environments by taking weapons into the classroom, according to a new study based in the US.
Fathers who help out with the housework could be giving their daughters a boost towards a better, higher-paid career, new research has suggested
Instructing teachers, counsellors and other school-based caregivers on how to help children whose parents are serving in the armed forces could ensure they avoid mental health problems, one
Children who enjoy plenty of time to play freely are more likely to experience social success as adults than their counterparts whose every waking moment is carefully scheduled, according to new
Policymakers should pay more attention to the mental health of mothers, as many women with depression may be slipping through the net and missing out on treatment, a new study
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