Children and Family

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
A disturbing new study has revealed that thousands of young people could be at risk of suicide because they feel they have nothing going for them.
New research has shown that teenagers who get the recommended amount of sleep per night are likely to be academically and emotionally better off than their peers who do not. The
People who experience the effects of war early in their lives are likely to seek greater solidarity within their group and do all they can to ensure equality between members is achieved. New
A specific type of cognitive behavioural therapy known as problem-solving education (PSE) could help the parents of autistic youngsters to come to terms with their children's diagnoses, according to a new study at Boston University School of Publi
This Christmas, Doctor Who will undergo another of his periodic regenerations as Peter Capaldi takes over the role from Matt Smith. The process, argues Chartered Psychologist Sarita Jane Robinson, can be seen as a metaphor for adolescence.
Young people could be experiencing behaviour associated with eating disorders much earlier than previously thought, a new study has discovered.
Mothers and fathers could find life more meaningful and feel happier in themselves if they put the welfare of their children above their own, a
The number of teenagers deliberately hurting themselves is on the increase.
Official figures have revealed a drop in the obesity rate among English school children. The proportion of primary school children deemed to be overweight and obese has slumped in the last year, official statistics have revealed.
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