Early Childhood Development

Why Are British Mums and Dads the Worst in the Developed World at Sharing Childcare?

Jeremy Davies | Posted 15.06.2017 | UK Parents
Jeremy Davies

Our gender pay gap - which leaves British women earning an average of 17.4% less than men in similar full-time jobs - places us 15th out of the 22 countries measured. In first-placed New Zealand, the gap is 5.6%.

Learn to Live Beyond Your Sight Loss and You'll Beat the Bullies

Tom Pey | Posted 01.02.2015 | UK
Tom Pey

Every week, grandmother of two Sylvia makes the long 50-mile round trip to bring her four-year-old granddaughter Zoe to one of the Royal London Society for Blind People's parent and toddler groups for blind and partially sighted babies and toddlers...

Is Our Children's Mental Health Worse Than Ours? If So - Why?

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Dr Raj Persaud

Cycles of unhappiness repeat themselves. Parental depression is associated with child and adolescent emotional problems, via a variety of pathways, and certainly not just genetic.

Healing Children's Hidden Scars of Disaster

Nigel Chapman | Posted 12.05.2013 | UK
Nigel Chapman

In Mali, where Plan International is working, there are numerous cases of how children are haunted by the mere sound of military vehicles. Marita is one such child. The first time anyone knew that she was suffering the after-effects of the conflict in northern Mali was when an ambulance passed by. She suddenly screamed, dashed across the yard into her house and hid in a corner shaking...

"Whites? You Can't Tell Them Apart"

John Fleming | Posted 03.02.2012 | UK Lifestyle
John Fleming

One mantra for racists in Britain used to be: "They all look the same to me." In 1986, I was in a group of people who went to North Korea. The local...