Anyone that has grown up with and loved a family pet will feel the value of companionship.
In the latest study on child development, researchers found that when it comes to social intelligence, 2-year-old toddlers are more similar to dogs than to chimpanzees.
In the latest in child development, researchers have scientifically proven the benefits of the stuffed animal sleepover programs.
Today’s guidelines are primarily aimed at teachers as well as social workers and the police to improve their responsiveness to child abuse. NICE said ‘We are saying err on the side of curiosity – it might be nothing but it might be something.’
What factors affect the decision of unmarried men to claim themselves father of a child?
The gene editing technology should not be used to make designer babies, but only to avoid serious diseases.
Naptimes affect how children learn.
How and when do children develop their personalities?
Newborns can already show signs and symptoms of sadness, excessive shyness, nervousness and separation anxiety.
Mattel, the Barbie toy maker, revealed that they recently released a number of Barbies with different body shapes, including a curvy Barbie. This is a good start for Mattel but experts hope that they can do more.
Studies reveal that food commercials can impact children as young as two years old.
As access to genetic testing continues to expand and interest in genetics and genomics rises, groups representing pediatricians and geneticists issued new recommendations on Thursday when it comes to testing a child's DNA for genetic conditions.
A new study has revealed that excessive TV watching could hamper their body coordination. According to the study, spending more than three-quarters of their time watching Television or playing video games, makes them nine times more prone to poor body coordination when compared to their peers who are active. The study involving 200 plus children found that children who were less active could not balance properly, jump up and down, hop on one leg over an obstacle or shift a platform.
With the growing pressure on children to be able to survive in the tough and competitive society, and with growing peer pressure and increasingly tougher situations that children have to deal with these days, it is the need of the hour that parents teach children to deal with stressful situations. Just like teaching how to hold a pen or how to ride a bike children also need to be taught to deal with hard situations beforehand, experts from Melbourne University's Graduate School of Education say.
A child is put in the shared custody of divorced parents to make sure there are fewer conflicts. However, if the couple is not able to stay in good terms, the situation may worsen. All divorced or separated couples do not come to terms with their situation and not everybody manages to have friendly relationship with their ex-partners. Thus, according to a U.S. researcher, there is a lot of animosity expressed by some divorced women sharing custody of their children.
Researchers from the University of Sheffield School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) are today making a series of recommendations for NHS mental health trusts to change the way they collect and use patient feedback to improve the quality of care for inpatients.