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Dishwashers just too clean?

Researchers say that children whose families washed dishes by hand are less likely to develop eczema and asthma.

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Kids who don't leave home get smarter?

An extended adolescence may allow the brain to ‘specialise’, and so become more mature, an expert says.

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New Dr Seuss book due out this year

A new Dr Seuss book is to be released this year, 24 years after the author's death.

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Helping children with OCD
October 24 2014 at 11:48

Dr Anand Ramphal looks at what can be done to help children with obsessive compulsive disorder.

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Do teens need sext education?
October 23 2014 at 12:13

We probably can't stop kids from sexting. So we might as well talk with them about it, writes Zara Kessler.

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Children talk more to moms than dads
October 22 2014 at 13:52

Children are more likely to talk to their mother than their father about issues that matter to them, says a study.

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Depression is very real among children
October 22 2014 at 12:00

No one expects children to be depressed, but what we do not expect, we do not catch, say experts.

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Mom’s petition gets toys removed
October 22 2014 at 12:00

Toys R Us is pulling its collectible dolls based on the characters of the Breaking Bad TV series.

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Exercise could improve your child’s reading
October 21 2014 at 11:50

Physically fit children have faster and more robust brain responses during reading, scientists claim.

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Santa Shoebox one-stop shop
October 16 2014 at 13:49

If you are taking part in the Santa Shoebox project this year, life just got a little easier.

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E-learning to revolutionise teacher’s role
October 16 2014 at 11:59

Innovations in technology are dramatically lowering the previously prohibitive cost of deploying e-learning solutions on a large scale.

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Kids need portion control too
October 14 2014 at 11:40

In National Nutrition week, a dietician gives some advice to parents on helping their children eat healthily.

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Yes, girls do work harder than boys
October 13 2014 at 14:06

In terms of ambition, girls spend more time doing homework, but there is a downside - they're unhappy with their looks.

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