Topical Articles and Research
- It can be challenging looking after yourself if you’re a grandparent or kinship carer, how can you balance your responsibilities for the children in your care as well as yourself?
Being a Grandparent or Kinship Carer: a guide, published 1 August 2017
- A warm and positive mindset from a maternal role model can help healthy frontal lobe development for young male teenagers living in disadvantaged areas.
Role of Positive Parenting in the Association Between Neighborhood Social Disadvantage and Brain Development Across Adolescence, published August 2017
- Self-harm in young people is associated with a higher risk of substance abuse in adulthood, as is increased anxiety and social disadvantage.
Twenty-year outcomes in adolescents who self-harm show worrying levels of substance abuse by age 35, published 11 July 2017
- Just the right amount – balancing too much time spent playing electronic games with too little.
Electronic games: how much is too much for kids?, published 7 July 2017
- Money may not buy happiness, but it can buy opportunities.
Does money affect children’s outcomes? An update, published July 2017
- Stress may be more commonly experienced in disadvantaged areas, but positive management of disagreements with your child can help negate any long-term negative effects.
Growing up in disadvantaged areas may affect teens’ brains, but good parenting can help, published 22 June 2017
- How does domestic and family violence affect children’s relationships with their parents? What impacts does this have for children’s learning and life outcomes?
Domestic and family violence and parenting: Mixed method insights into impact and support needs, published June 2017
- Toxic stress – we’ve heard about it, but how much do you know about how it affects your brain and body?
How childhood stress can knock 20 years off your life, published 29 April 2017
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