Connectedness to nature makes children happier

This connection causes children to display more sustainable behaviours, which in turn gives them greater levels of happiness

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

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

Teacher race and gender bias: Perceptions of students’ approach to learning affects grades

Researchers in the USA look at how racial bias can impact on teaching.

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.

Non gendered individuals in power situation shown as part of the study
From as young as 4, children see males as more powerful than females

Results show that children have early sensitivity to a gender hierarchy.