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Children born a few weeks early have an increased risk of developing behavioural or emotional problems as toddlers, according to new research.

More than 70 per cent of five-year-olds who have received play therapy show a positive change, according to findings from a new study.

Children of depressed mothers are more likely to experience emotional, behavioural and verbal difficulties as they grow older, according to a new study.

Nurture groups make a big difference to the behaviour and social skills of children who might otherwise be at risk of exclusion, says an Ofsted report.

A constantly crying baby can be deeply distressing for a parent. Ann Norburn of the NSPCC offers strategies on how to cope, and advice on how nursery staff can help.

Babies who show excessive crying and difficulties in sleeping and feeding in their first year are more likely to develop significant behavioural problems as they get older, a new study suggests.

Nearly half of all children are not considered by their teachers to have a good level of development by the age of five, according to a new report.

Nurseries that highlight people's gender tend to promote stereotypical views in children, according to an American study.

The best way to address children's desires and fears is to ask the children themselves, where taking risks is concerned, says Cyndy Hawkins.

Government poverty adviser Frank Field is to call for all children to be given parenting classes at school when he presents recommendations from his review into poverty to education secretary Michael Gove.