A lower income has the greatest impact on the development of child brought up by a single mother, not poor parenting skills, a study has found.
Children as young as 14 months have a sense of counting, even if they are years away from being able to say “one”, “two” and “three”, scientists have said.
Women are less likely to progress at work following the birth of a child compared to men, according to a study.
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce claimed gold in the women’s 100 metres in Doha on Sunday evening – her fourth world title over the distance, and her first as a mother.
Prehistoric European babies may have been fed animal milk using the equivalent of modern-day baby bottles, according to new evidence uncovered by researchers.
The local authority blamed the hike in costs on the council dealing with “severe financial restrictions”.
Kirstie Allsopp is a mother and stepmother to four children, and is no stranger to controversy around her thoughts on parenting.
The top 100 baby names chosen in Scotland in 2018 has been released. Use our special interactive table below to find where your child’s name features in the list. Simply select your child’s gender and then type their name in the search box below.
The summer holidays can seem like a lifetime as parents struggle to keep younger children entertained.
A north-east council has opened registration for a course on adoption taking place later this year.
A north-east couple are celebrating becoming great-grandparents to five new babies – in the space of only seven weeks.
The developer of a school shooting video game condemned by parents of killed children has lost the ability to sell its products online after being dumped by PayPal.
Children with over-controlling parents are more likely to struggle at school and act up in the classroom, a study has found.
A parent coach explains how to build resilience so kids can cope with life's challenges as exam season looms.
The full list of every baby name chosen in Scotland in 2017 has been released. Use our special interactive table below to find where your child’s name features in the list. Simply select your child’s gender and then type their name in the search box below.
Netflix has announced a series of parental control updates that will make its streaming service more family friendly.
Scientists are arguing that adolescence spans the ages of 10 and 24, instead of ending at 19 as previously thought.
As a study reveals that one in four women suffer from mental health issues during pregnancy, Liz Connor finds simple lifestyle changes to bring calm and happiness.
From 'Is Father Christmas real' (of course he is!) to 'Why is the sky blue?', youngsters know how to put parents on the spot.
A North-east politician is urging pregnant women and new parents to follow new guidelines on the use of a vitamin supplement for infants.
An expert warns overprotectiveness can damage children, and gives tips on how parents can ease-up while still keeping their kids safe.
Here's how to promote healthy gut bacteria in children that could last them a lifetime.
A mum whose two-year-old daughter has a kidney disease that could see her requiring dialysis within a year, today told how the diagnosis has devastated her family.
Columnist and trained counsellor Fiona Caine offers her perspective on family dramas, emotional issues and dysfunctional relationships. This week: a smelly colleague, a troubled affair and an overweight husband
Actress Lily Collins says she has forgiven her famous father Phil Collins for “not being the dad I expected”.
Adele has revealed she suffered post-natal depression after giving birth to her son and felt like she had made “the worst decision of my life”.
Six-year-old Dom is one creative fella.
Nursing mums have welcomed a new scheme which will help them breastfeed in public with confidence.