children

To parents besieged by expert advice, a new scientific idea offers relief: it’s no big deal how you raise your children. Originally proposed by Judith Rich Harris in The Nurture Assumption, and promoted by popsci big shots like Matt Ridley and Stephen Pinker, the...

When immigrant children act as translators for adult family members are they being ‘parentified’, or is this a family care practice? The issue of ‘child language brokering’ was the keynote talk by Professor Sarah Crafter at the inaugural Festival of Psychology this...

February saw the eighth annual Children’s Mental Health Week – launched by charity Place2Be – with the theme of ‘growing together’. Meanwhile, psychologists have been involved in activities and research to highlight areas of need in the mental health care of children...

For Children’s Mental Health Week we bring you our top articles on the topic from the last few years. This year's theme is Growing Together: focusing on how children (and adults) can grow, and help others grow.

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Given your area of work – childhood food insecurity – I’m guessing you’re busy at the moment…
To give you an idea, in my inbox, I’ve got over 4500 emails. I have emails from organisations, companies, associations, the public, editors, academics, MPs, and...

There is substantial evidence that tells us that when children from the poorest and most disadvantaged families start their education, many of their skills and early learning attainments are less well developed than those of their more advantaged peers. Despite the best...

The pandemic has brought with it not only symptoms of physical illness associated with the coronavirus but also growing concerns around our future mental health. The social and educational impacts of the lockdown, such as home-schooling, home-working, loss of personal...

Speaking to the Foundation for Education Development National Education Summit on 1 March, Education Secretary Gavin Williamson said: ‘We know much more now about what works best: evidence-backed, traditional teacher-led lessons with children seated facing the expert at the...

Child poverty is on the increase with 5.2 million children expected to be living in poverty by 2022. As part of its Poverty to Flourishing campaign the British Psychological Society’s policy team and the campaign’s...

The Covid Christmas of 2020 brings so much uncertainty and misery, there is an argument it has never been a greater time to indulge in the escapism of Santa. Christmas is a time of magic, where children believe in implausible things, adults (and older children) wish they ...