Children and Family

Young people are more likely to be distracted when walking than their older counterparts.
More childcare should be available for parents at their son or daughter's school, a new report has suggested.
Mindfulness can play a role in helping to combat stress and depression in schoolchildren, new research has found.
Working mothers feel they are failing their kids if they don’t cook family meals from scratch. 
Welcome to the website for our 2014 Annual Conference to be held on 7-9 May in Birmingham at the International Convention Centre (ICC) which is located right in the heart of England'
The government's Troubled Families programme is set to be
Women at risk of suffering post-natal depression (PND) could be identified thanks to a new blood test costing just £10.00.
Young people in the UK should be taught more about mental health issues, it has been claimed.
An autistic child's struggles to socialise may be linked to a lack of motor skills.
Monday’s edition of Panorama looked at concerns that some widely prescribed antidepressants can double the risk of a child being born with a heart defect.
Using antidepressants during pregnancy may not be worth the risk for mothers experiencing mild to moderate depression, it has been suggested.
Children with mothers who did not complete high school are twice as likely to experience depression in early adulthood as those born to women who obtained a high school diploma.
Bullying among young people has been identified as a public health problem by an expert panel.
The MindEd consortium is looking for psychologists to write posts on child and adolescent mental health for t
Fathers looking to improve as a parent should ask their children for more feedback regarding their current performance in this role.
A child's exercise and eating habits are heavily influenced by their home environment, new research has foun
Today (Friday 21 June) is the final day to apply to be part of the team writing and editing content for the MindEd mental health and healthy school child projects.
The NSPCC has published a report, 'Prevention in mind - All Babies Count: Spotlight on Perinatal Mental Health', as part of their All Babies Count campaign which aims to raise awareness of the importance of pregnancy and the first year of life to a child's development. 
Aggression between siblings may be linked to increased mental health problems, new research has suggested.
Children begin to feel peer pressure much earlier than psychologists have previously suspected, according to a new study led by scientists from the Universi
Children of preschool age who have been neglected or emotionally abused require early intervention to reduce the likelihood of them experiencing mental health problems further down the line.
Student behaviours could be improved through meditation, new research has suggested.
Our Division of Educational and Child Psychology (DECP) held a meeting at the House of Commons this week on the issues surrounding the fifth edition of the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-5).
Never mind increasingly violent video games or the ever-present danger of an uncensored internet, a far more insidious and unexpected change is afoot that could be affecting our children's emotional development.
Children may be less likely to overeat if their parents are married, new research has suggested.
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