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Children and Youth

How young people with disorders become more independent

Tablets and smartphones help children and young people with various disorders to become more independent.

Parents with disabled children report different experiences with support services

Little access to information about the support services available could affect who gets help and who doesn't.

How should child protection services react to calls of concern?

Resarcher Vibeke Samsonsen has found strengths and weaknesses in how investigations are currently conducted by the child protection services in Norway and England.

Recess improves student performance

Long school days are part of everyday life for many school kids, but it is important to give students time to recover, shows new study.

Minority girls are doing well, it's the boys who are struggling

Girls with immigrant background are cheered on by their friends, teachers, parents, and the general society, while their brothers drop out of school.

Children’s opinions are overlooked when taken from their parents

In almost 70 per cent of cases concerning children taken into foster care, the children’s voices are more or less absent.

One-quarter of teens have migraines

Most teens say that classroom noise, tiredness, and poor ventilation are the reason for their problems. Mostly girls are affected.

Kids who live with both parents in turn fare the best

Children who take turns living with each of their divorced parents generally enjoy better mental health than those living with just one. But this is not necessarily because of their living scheme.

Tablets help students write faster – but is that better?

If they need to remember what they write, pencils work better. So what is really best?

Teens with ADHD need more sleep

Sleep issues are more common among teenagers with symptoms of ADHD. And although they need more sleep, they tend to get way less than they need.