Parenting and Child Raising

Covers the raising of disabled children and the parenting of all children by disabled parents and any adapted methods they may use.

Is my child depressed? Being moody isn’t a mental illness

If the media coverage is to be believed, we are drowning in a sea of mental illness and mental health issues. Perhaps it’s time for some sober critical analysis.

Kids with autism less likely to be fully vaccinated

Children with autism and their younger siblings are less likely to be fully vaccinated than neurotypical children and their siblings, new research from the US has found.

Animal study hints at link between vitamin D and autism

An animal study published today has found a possible link between the amount of the vitamin in the mother’s diet and her offspring’s behaviour.

Therapy dogs can help reduce student stress, anxiety and improve school...

Research suggests using therapy dogs in response to traumatic events can help reduce symptoms of depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and anxiety.

Video: Celebration of International Down Syndrome Day

A carpool karaoke lip sync video in support of World Down Syndrome Day features 50 mums and their children singing along to Christina Perri's multi-platinum selling track, "A Thousand Years".

Eight years of benefit cuts will cost some disabled lone parents

Some disabled lone parents will eventually lose more than 30 per cent of their income – more than £11,000 a year – as a result of eight years of government social security cuts, according to new research for the equality watchdog.

Talking about suicide and self-harm in schools can save lives

Suicide and self-harm remain taboo topics in schools, despite the fact youth suicide has reached a ten year high.

Children with facial difference have a lot to teach us about...

By studying how people with facial difference overcome their challenges, we may not only find ways to help other such children, but also learn how to help all young people be comfortable with how they look and who they are.

How cyberbullies overtly and covertly target their victims

While banning social media altogether is not a practical solution, educating young people about respectful behaviour towards others, and reminding them about the terrible consequences associated with cyberbullying is essential.

What should I do if my child is a cyberbully?

Cyberbullying has become a significant issue for young people learning to navigate a life that is increasingly online.

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