Fantastical beliefs in children are associated with positive developmental outcomes
Fights between children serve an important purpose, writes Dr Lyn O’Grady MAPS. It’s one way that children learn to resolve problems, and negotiating conflicts with each other also helps them to work out their place in the family. Some siblings get along more easily than others. This can depend on factors such as temperament and the way…
Smartphones are proving useful educational tools - but psychological research highlights the risk of their presence in the classroom
Helping teens manage online technology safely and wisely is often a tough task for parents and carers. But it can be navigated
How parents and teens are learning to navigate the risks of life online
Fast-changing technology and the ways to manage its impact are of great concern for parents. But helping your children develop their skills is a more constructive approach than strict rules and outright bans, says Jocelyn Brewer Assoc MAPS.
The incidence of parents delaying the start to school has doubled. Why are they making this choice?
Hearing a word makes reading it later easier, eye-tracking research has shown
Diversity matters when it comes to making sure psychology research is widely applicable
Lying is normal. Being able to detect a child's untruths is exceptional