Children and Family

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.
DECP Annual ConferenceApplying Creative Psychology to education, children and young people
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
More adolescents are now self-harming because of the pressure they are under as a result of their modern lifestyles, according to a new report.
A new study has been launched to investigate whether or not mobile phone use among young people is having a detrimental effect on their brains.
A new study has indicated that preschool teachers in the US who suffer from depression could be having a profound effect on the future of their students.
An alarming number of young people in Northern Ireland could be suffering with mental health issues in silence, a new report has suggested.
The Fourth UK Paediatric Neuropsychology Symposium, ‘Atypical Developmental Pathways’, will take place at the Institute for Child Health in London this week (19-23 May).
Ten- to 14-year-olds are less likely to take up smoking if they regularly participate in coached team sports, a new study has revealed.
The Chartered Psychologist and broadcaster Professor Tanya Byron is to give a free public lecture during the Annual Conference of the British Psychological Society's Division of Counselling Psychology. She will discuss how we can raise happy and emotionally resilient children despite the pressures of 21st-century life.
People who are bullied during childhood could experience health problems later on - but the same is not true for their tormentors, according to new research.
Alison Wadeley from Bath Spa University won the poster prize at last week's British Psychological Society Annual Conference at the ICC in Birmingham. She received it for her research on 'Cognitive correlates of sleepiness and fatigue in sleep-disrupted mothers of children aged under five years'.
Introducing programmes to help children beat examination anxiety could be an effective way of reducing their stress and angst levels more generally, according to a new study
A large proportion of secondary school pupils have revealed that they feel addicted to the internet thanks to being able to access it on mobile devices, according to a new
Offering children access to gardening schemes helps to encourage healthier eating habits.  
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