Children and Family

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.
When you’ve done something good, or performed a task well, it feels great to get some praise for it. And parents and teachers, especially in Western cultures, are encouraged to dole out praise to children in an increasingly generous manner.
Online gamers may be enjoying an expansion of their social lives, rather than suffering ill-effects because of its contraction, according to new research.
The government is considering bringing in a new law that would make it a punishable offence for parents to inflict emotional cruelty upon their children.
The 7th National Conference of the Forum for Inpatient Child and Adolescent Psychology Services (FICAPS) is being hosted today in Manchester. The event is aimed primarily at clinical psychologists (including trainees and assistants) who work in, or with inpatient child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS).
The psychological wellbeing of teachers is being threatened by ever-growing workloads and a range of other factors, a union representative has said in a speech.
Children who spend too much time in front of TV screens and electronic devices could be at risk of damaging their wellbeing, according to a new study.
MindEd, a new website to give adults the knowledge and confidence to identify and understand children and young people with mental health problems, launches today at a Westminster conference.
Human beings can distinguish between people who are genuinely laughing and those who are faking it, according to new research.
Children could benefit if designers created playscapes instead of traditional playgrounds, according to new research.
There could be genetic factors at work when it comes to determining whether or not people are anxious about maths, according to a new
The fate of our earliest memories is something of an enigma. As adults, most of us are unable to recall memories from before we were age three or four.
Even very young children can understand the concepts of life and death, according to new research carried out at the University of East Anglia.
Children who experience stress are likely to face health problems in their lives, according to new research.
Research published in the BPS British Journal of Developmental Psychology this month discovered that white children perceive black youngste
Schools across the country will be enjoying literary fun and games as part of World Book Day today (6 March), but a new study from the University of Dundee has suggested youngsters might not be mainta
Children aren't as gullible as you might think. Early in life they display a discernment that psychologists call "epistemic vigilance".
Putting everyday items in school playgrounds could encourage children to play more creatively and engage in more physical activity, new research has suggested.
Older parents who feel positive about giving their grown-up children support report having fewer depressive symptoms, according to an evaluation
Children who frequently move schools could be more at risk than their peers of developing symptoms of psychosis, a new study has suggested.
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