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Three tricks to singing better with children

When children sing, they’re learning language. But the right tempo and tone of voice are important factors for them to be able to sing along.

How do you talk to a child if you suspect sexual abuse?

It’s the conversation that no adult ever wants to have with a child, but sometimes must. Here’s how to handle the situation.

How authorities can help children of drug addicts

New research emphasizes that these children need far more attention in their early years to avoid developing behavioral problems.

First graders can read like experts

With a little help, six-year-olds can read texts in the same way as adult literary scholars.

They raise their sons to become better men in order to ensure equality for their daughters

Norwegian-Pakistani mothers who never got the chance to realise their ambitions on the job market have other plans for their own daughters. This affects the way they raise their sons.

Children born in winter have vulnerable lungs

A mother who smoked, respiratory infections, and when you were born, all contribute to how fast your lungs age.

Children who snore can develop learning problems

Extended snoring problems can, worst case, delay the development and growth of a child and lead to learning difficulties, according to a new Swedish study.

Antidepressants more than doubles the risk of children committing suicide

Antidepressants increase the risk of suicide among children and young adults, shows new research. This includes suicide attempts, suicidal thoughts, and self-harm.

How traditional are children's books?

Do they promote gender equality? Or do they reinforce destructive gender stereotypes? A new tool teaches preschool workers to analyse gender norms.

Children and the Internet is an ethical minefield

When children are asked about their Internet use, their responses differ to those of their parents. This is one of many ethical dilemmas for those conducting research with children. The children’s answers often challenge adults' view of children.