Understanding the implications of enabling children to grow into healthy, happy, educated and inquiring adults, in safety and free from adversity.

I love peas

Happy children make happy adults

14 March 2011

New research links well-being in adolescence with life satisfaction in adulthood.

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Children's building blocks

Amniocentesis: a key to identify autism in the womb?

04 January 2011

Cambridge researchers are pioneering a new test for autism in the womb, by measuring the levels of testosterone produced by the foetus, which...

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Magnetic Fridge Poetry

Rhyme on the rise?

18 October 2010

Having long been sidelined as a Cinderella subject in schools, children's poetry is poised to reclaim the hearts and minds of a new generation of...

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Meditation increases well-being in adolescent boys

01 September 2010

Mindfulness’, the process of learning to become more aware of our ongoing experiences, increases well-being in adolescent boys, a...

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childs eye

Too much, too young?

04 June 2010

Society risks losing touch with reality in the debate about whether children are being exposed to adult, sexual content too young, because other...

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Korean Grandmother and Baby

The importance of grandmothers in the lives of their grandchildren

29 October 2009

It is widely believed that women live long post-reproductive lives to help care for their grandchildren. Now research suggests that the pattern...

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School Road - road sign in Shirley

Cambridge Primary Review publishes final report

15 October 2009

The Cambridge Primary Review, based at the University's Faculty of Education has published its final report on the condition and future of English...

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Maternity Ward

Decrease in delivery-related infant deaths in Scotland

14 August 2009

A study has shown that over the last 20 years there has been a sharp decline in infant deaths during delivery for pregnancies which went to term....

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Obesity and diabetes in pregnancy: a vicious circle?

01 April 2009

A complex interplay of prenatal and postnatal factors determines the risk of childhood obesity and diabetes during later life.

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