The world’s adolescents — large unmet needs and growing inequalities

Today’s adolescents make up the largest generation in history, but they encounter greater health challenges than 25 years ago

For infants, distinguishing between friends and strangers is a laughing matter

Study shows five-month-olds can make judgments about relationships through colaughter

In fiction, young people choose traditional love and gender stereotypes

Fictional television series can have an influence on the construction of young people’s identities and.

Children prefer friends who talk like they do

A preference for friends with similar accents does not necessarily mean that the children were biased against those with non-native accents.

Parents, kids spend more time discussing how to use mobile technology

Study found that parents spend more time talking with children about the mechanics of using their mobile devices than they do about what they watch and download

To prepare kids financially, give them practice with money

The process through which parents impart knowledge onto their children is known as “financial socialisation.”

Childhood physical inactivity reaches crisis levels around the globe

Report compares 49 countries; says 75 percent of countries have failing physical activity grades

Effects of early education intervention on behaviour persist for 4 decades

Education plays a role in sense of fairness, social interactions

Music improves social communication in autistic children

Engaging in musical activities such as singing and playing instruments in one-on-one therapy can improve autistic children’s social communication skills

Are children’s television programmes too cool for school?

New research to be presented at the 2018 American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition looks at how school life is depicted on children’s TV shows and what influence it may have on how children perceive school