child development

Handprints on sandstone

A large study shows preschool benefits Aboriginal children's development more than childcare or being taken care of at home. But the benefits of preschool are not as large as for non-Aboriginal kids.

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A study of almost 100,000 NSW school children shows children born to teenage mothers have the highest risk of developmental vulnerabilities at age 5, largely due to social and economic disadvantage.

baby first steps

Supporting children’s needs is much more important than simply measuring when they walked or talked, write Chris Elliot and Con Papadopoulos.

mean preschooler

Indications of psychopathic traits can be reliably observed in children as young as three, allowing children at risk to undergo earlier treatment, a new study suggests.