Children and Family

The Health Select Committee is to launch an inquiry into Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) amid concerns that youngsters with such issues are being failed by the care system.
Measuring levels of the hormone cortisol in teenage boys could help doctors to predict those that are at risk of developing clinical depression,
What happens if you drop a ball in a falling lift and why? Your answer will of course depend on the sophistication of your understanding of the laws of physics.
A new study has suggested that children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) may have issues when it comes to processing simultaneous information coming to their eyes and ears.
Experiencing a family bereavement - particularly in the nuclear family - could lead a small but significant proportion of children to develop symptoms of psychosis, researchers have found.
Analysis of international academic performance tests shows that being poor does not necessarily mean having a built-in propensity to underachieve, one analyst has claimed.
Children who are in care may be missing out on vital mental health treatment because clinicians are misdiagnosing their mental health disorders.
Sending teenagers on adventure trips could help to boost their resilience against life's stressors and increase their wellbeing later in life, according to a new
A new study has found that shy children are likely to understand just as much when they are being communicated with than their more confident peers, even though they ma
Caring for an animal could help young people to achieve a boost to their wellbeing, as well as strengthening their relationships with others in their communities.
Teenagers could be putting themselves at risk of a range of psychological issues because they are spending too much time on electronic devices and not enough time sleeping, according to a new
Children are likely to have higher than average levels of cortisol if they are obese, new research has revealed.
Psychologists have long been aware that very few people are able to recall information from before the age of about three.
Giving young people access to music therapy could help them to cope with the pain and mental distress caused by cancer treatment, a new study has indicated.
Schools may be encouraged to put stricter anti-bullying policies in place after a study found that name-calling
Speaking to the victims of child abuse is likely to be the best way of bringing the perpetrators to justice - but doing this in the wrong way could result in victims' memories of what happened being damaged.
Today, Friday 17 January, a consensus statement on information sharing and suicide prevention has been pu
Exposing children to too much television from an early age could be damaging their ability to read social situations, a new study has found.
Crying is an important survival behaviour for babies - the world is informed that they are in distress and need prompt attention. Many parents also describe what looks like fake crying by their infants.
Children and teenagers may be experts at hiding their problems from adults, but caregivers need to be given more help so that they can spot serious issues such as depression and anxiety.
Having friends from different ethnic groups is likely to be more beneficial for children than mixing solely in the same racial circles says research from the British Psychological Society's British Journal of Developmental Psychology.
A growing number of young people are contacting ChildLine after experiencing bullying via the internet. The charity dealt with 2,410 cases of online bullying during 2011-12, but this went up to 4,507 during 2012-13.
Parents have been urged to avoid forcing their children to kiss their grandparents on the cheek. Lucy Emmerson, co-ordinator of the Sex Education Forum, said youngsters must learn from an early age that "their bodies are their own".
Teaching young people how to be more positive could make them happier, healthier and better able to succeed in the future, new research being presented at today's annual conference of the
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