Children and Family

Pornography can serve to distort a child's attitude towards sex.
Preterm birth could have a negative impact on a child's cognitive ability.
Being bullied as a child can increase the risk that a person might self-harm during late adolescence.
Find out from a survey of 215 mothers and their 13-year-old sons and daughters discussed on our Research Digest.
Never mind the sleepless nights and domestic disarray, new fathers think they're hot stuff.
Picture books can be very important for a child's development, new research has shown.
Society Fellow Dr Peter McParlin will speak at a free seminar in London regarding the issues facing children and young people in and leaving care who are also in the justice system.
If their father is depressed, children will benefit if he has a high level of emotional intimacy in his marriage.
Good communication with parents can play an important role in improving the health habits of young people, new research has suggested.
A child's diet can be negatively impacted if there is an unpleasant atmosphere around mealtimes.
Publication of US psychiatry's updated diagnostic code has provoked renewed debate in recent weeks over the extent to which mental illness ought to be framed as a psychosocial or a biological problem.
Girls whose fathers were absent during their early childhood are more likely to suffer from depression during their adolescence, new research has suggested.
The way in which children express their sense of humour at school can affect their likelihood of being bullied, according a new study.
A child's emotional and behavioural problems may be impacted differently depending on how they understand conflicts between their parents.
Children who are placed in foster care could enjoy mental health benefits as a result.
Children who suffer from sleep apnoea may be at greater risk of developing behavioural problems.
Teenage couples often break up despite handling their disagreements, unlike older partners who become happier in their relationship after resolving conflicts.
The Greek Stoic Epictetus wrote that "Men are disturbed not by things, but by the view which they take of them."
Violent behaviour among girls could be reduced through regular exercise, new research has suggested.
Aggressive behaviour in adolescents could be reduced when they are able to see happiness in other people's faces.
The Society has responded to a House of Commons Public Bill Committee call for written evidence regarding the Children and Families Bill. In our memorandum, we welcomed the proposal that it is the duty of health bodies to bring certain children with special education needs to the attention of local authorities.
Mothers are less likely than other employees to remain in jobs that are male-dominated.
Exposure to negative parenting can increase the risk of a child being subject to bullying, new research has found.
Most research into cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for teenagers has focused on whether it works or not, with largely positive results.
Children at risk of self-harm need to be given greater protection by local authorities, a new study has suggested.
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