Children and Family

Offering children access to gardening schemes helps to encourage healthier eating habits.  
Pregnant women process facial expressions differently from new mothers, according to a study by Dr Victoria Bourne from Royal Holloway, University of London.
"When children display problems in one area, it might be more important to, as early as possible, set up a strategy for helping with all related symptoms rather than trying to help only with a specific diagnosis (which often will change over time)
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Picture books about animals can be just as educational for children as those with text, a new study has concluded.
A recent study has found a link between procrastination and impulsivity, suggesting they both have a genetic basis.
Telling even little white lies to children could make them more likely to be dishonest themselves, according to a new study
Contagious yawning appears to be more closely linked to age than it is to levels of empathy between onlooker and yawner, according to a new study.
New research suggests that children with Tourette's syndrome (TS) could be unconsciously training their brain to minimise the tics they display.
Women may not be the only gender to suffer from postnatal depression, according to a new study at Northwestern University Feinberg
Children suffering a mental health crisis are frequently being forced into police custody rather than being accepted into 'safe havens' says an investigation by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
Politicians and governors are seriously underestimating the extent to which poor pupil behaviour in schools is impacting learning, according to one researcher.
People who post messages about their emotional state on social media such as Facebook could be unwittingly affecting the mood of their friends, according to a new
Children learn and understand the meaning of verbs when shown a variety of similar actions, rather than the same action repeatedly suggests research published this week in the British Journal of Developmental Psychology.
Wednesday (16 April) sees the latest programme in the Psychology FM series broadcast by the Manchester radio station All FM.
Women who take care of their grandchildren could be helping their brains stay agile as much as they are assisting with the babysitting - as long as they don't do it too often.
Living in a household that contains a child's grandparents as well as its parents could raise the risk of the mother experiencing depression within a year after giving birth, according to a new study.
Research presented at the Royal Economic Society's annual conference has suggested that shouting at children and meting out punishments could make their behaviour worse rather than
Healthcare professionals working with children aged between 5 and 11 now have access to a range of brand new e-learning materials through the Healthy Child Programme (0-18), putting the latest quality assured training right at their fingertips.
Parents should try to engage their toddlers in active pursuits whenever possible - because more passive pastimes could be damaging their wellbeing.
A child's immune system can be negatively affected if they are brought up in a stressful environment, a new study has revealed.
The head of Ofsted Sir Michael Wilshaw is to recommend that children should be sent to school-led nurseries from the age of two in order to prevent their getting a poor start to their education.
We’re often bombarded with panicky stories in the news about the dangers of letting children watch too much television or play too many video games.
Teenagers who are struggling with depression could find a lifeline in the form of a new smartphone app developed in New Zealand.
An expert on mental health has said more needs to be done by the government to help British children who have developed a gambling problem.
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