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Sexting: How young children deceive parents to share porn

Fri, 22 May 2015 11:18:57 GMT

Do you understand the online jargon "PIR" and "POS"? A new guidebook gives adults a crash-course in textspeak in a bid to protect children dabbling in sex and porn







Bullying in childhood to blame for one million obese Britons

Tue, 19 May 2015 23:01:48 GMT

Frequent bullying by peers increases the chances of being obese by the age of 45 by 50 per cent, Kings College London has found







Is it time to question the ethics of donor conception?

Mon, 18 May 2015 06:05:18 GMT

Donor-conceived children now have the right to identify their genetic parents, but for some like Joanna Rose the change was too little too late and not knowing can be "excruciatingly painful"







Born Naughty: episode 1, review: 'heartbreaking to watch'

Thu, 14 May 2015 20:00:56 GMT

There are no easy answers for the families of difficult children, says Isabel Mohan







What to do - and what not to - if a friend's child is going to die

Wed, 13 May 2015 08:30:23 GMT

Children's Hospice Week: When your child is given a terminal diagnosis, friendships become more important than ever. Bereavement counsellor Heather Tilley explains what to do - and what not to - if a friend gets the worst possible news







Are some children born naughty?

Wed, 13 May 2015 06:05:06 GMT

A new Channel 4 series about children with serious behavioural issues asks if nature can take the blame - rather than the long-suffering parents







See, girls can play chess! Six-year-old punches the air after beating Norwegian chess champ

Tue, 12 May 2015 11:43:23 GMT

Lykke-Merlot Helliesen, who only took up the game six months ago, humiliates seven-time Norwegian champion Simen Agdestein, 47







'We expected our daughter's MS but it still felt like a bombshell'

Mon, 11 May 2015 06:05:50 GMT

Childhood multiple sclerosis often goes undetected but Lucy Wood's early diagnosis at the age of five has been crucial in reducing her disability over time







Children as young as 10 smoking to ease exam worries

Sun, 10 May 2015 22:59:56 GMT

Survey reveals children eat chocolate, smoke and drink the high-sugar beverages to get through Key Stage Two SATs







Pornography: Young children and teens who send sex images risk mental problems

Sun, 10 May 2015 22:58:09 GMT

Leading psychiatrist warns 'sexting' and cyberbullying could have unforeseen consequences in later life







Judith Woods: anyone for a 'Game of 72'?

Sat, 09 May 2015 06:05:19 GMT

The latest social media-fuelled fad among is disappearing for 72 hours without telling their parents. It's time to beat them at their own game...







The last word on dyslexia?

Sat, 09 May 2015 06:00:32 GMT

Dyslexia is not just an issue for 'middle-class mothers whose children aren't as bright as they'd wished'. Eleanor Doughty talks to neuroscientist Usha Goswami







Is Wi-Fi making your child ill?

Sat, 09 May 2015 06:00:00 GMT

As France bans Wi-Fi in nursery and primary schools, a British expert who has given up using wireless gadgets says we should do the same







The Stranger on the Bridge, review: a moving reunion and tale of mental health

Mon, 04 May 2015 21:00:01 GMT

Channel 4's The Stranger on the Bridge was a moving reunion, says Christopher Howse







As the nation waits, why the Princess must be called Diana

Sun, 03 May 2015 21:00:13 GMT

Whether it is her Christian or middle name, she will, without any doubt, be Diana's writes Allison Pearson







Why I am having a double mastectomy

Sat, 02 May 2015 11:00:33 GMT

A 34-year-old mother of two young daughters explains how she reached her difficult decision to have the "Angelina Jolie" procedure







'Consent in childbirth is a joke': How British women are silenced in the delivery room

Fri, 01 May 2015 06:00:23 GMT

The case of an American woman, who was unwillingly cut by doctors during birth, has shocked many. But this problem isn't confined to the US, says Milli Hill. British women find it just as hard to get their voices heard







Relentless testing leading to schools 'rife with anxiety'

Mon, 27 Apr 2015 17:04:46 GMT

Cultural and academic pressures mean many more young children are exhibiting symptoms of anxiety; a new mental health conference is hoping to find a solution







'Give all children the chance to show their talents'

Sun, 26 Apr 2015 06:00:19 GMT

Around 20 per cent of children in England have special educational needs (SEN) - it's time we addressed the current policy that limits their potential, argues Duncan Rollo







Judith Woods: Where do we draw the line between playing Darwin and playing God?

Sat, 25 Apr 2015 06:05:17 GMT

The fact that Chinese geneticists have taken the first steps to creating designer babies should fill us with horror