Children who have difficult relationships with their mothers are clingy towards teachers

USA based researchers found that these children are prone to being anxious, withdrawn, and overly shy.

Getting children to eat their greens? Both parents need to set an example

A positive example set by both the mother and the father promotes the consumption of.

Love matters: How parents’ love shapes children’s lives

Parents often put their own relationship on the back burner to concentrate on their children,.

Sitting still linked to increased risk of depression in adolescents

Young people who are inactive for large proportions of the day throughout adolescence face a greater risk of depression by age 18

Short, intensive training improves children’s health

Short periods of intensive training motivates them to exercise, researchers claim.

Children’s mental health is effected by sleep duration

Important associations identified between sleep duration in children, brain structure, and cognitive and mental health measures.

Brain networks come ‘online’ during adolescence to prepare teenagers for adult life

How different regions of the brain ‘talk’ to each other – changes in two main ways during adolescence.

Study shows why women have to be likeable, and men don’t

For women, likeability is an asset in all interactions. For men, likeability matters only in interactions with the opposite sex.

New tool assesses risk of depression in adolescence

Researchers develop tool that can help identify which young people will go on to experience a major depressive disorder when they reach 18 years.

Study shows teenage girls far more likely to self-harm

Girls shown as the new ‘high-risk’ group – sexism and poverty are linked to poor mental health and wellbeing among 14-year-old girls