Children

It's no wonder young people have 'eco-anxiety'

8 October 2021 9:29 am

Is it any wonder that children and young adults are going down with ‘eco-anxiety’ , as claimed in an opinion…

The rise of the secular godparent

4 September 2021 9:00 am

The rise of the secular godparent

The sorry state of the modern apology

31 July 2021 9:00 am

I think I would like to apologise for this article in case someone who reads it takes offence. I will…

It’s time to repair the damage done to the Covid generation’s education

3 July 2021 9:00 am

Aswitch of personnel at the Department of Health this week has brought a welcome change in the government’s tone. No…

Why Chinese women don’t want more children

5 June 2021 9:00 am

Chinese women can’t afford a large family

The problem with Britain’s mental health

8 May 2021 9:00 am

Experts tell us that we are facing a mental health ‘time bomb’ in the UK, partly as a consequence of…

Bad news, Boris – childcare has cost me £500,000 (and counting)

8 May 2021 9:00 am

Welcome to the cripplingly expensive world of childcare, Boris

The problem with ‘role models’

24 April 2021 9:00 am

Who needs role models anyway?

Westminster and the truth about the class ceiling

24 April 2021 9:00 am

Social mobility is more urgently needed than ever

Do schools really have a problem with sexual violence?

10 April 2021 9:00 am

Schools and the problem of ‘rape culture’

Britain's Covid baby bust is bleak news

2 April 2021 4:30 pm

These are lean times for hospitality and retail. But at least pubs and shops have their champions, popping up on…

Why is it racist to wonder what colour your child’s skin will be?

13 March 2021 9:00 am

Why is it racist to wonder what skin colour your child will have?

The conservative appeal of drug gangs

6 March 2021 9:00 am

According to the Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick, the easing of lock-down will be accompanied by a rise in crime…

The true cost of school closures – an interview with the children's commissioner

30 January 2021 9:00 am

Anne Longfield, the Children’s Commissioner, on why schools must reopen

What has happened to parenting?

28 December 2020 6:00 pm

During a recent webinar with British MPs, I learned that parents in Bradford were up in arms because their children…

We must stop treating juvenile offenders as lost causes

12 December 2020 9:00 am

Juvenile offenders need safety, care and a proper education

What lockdown means for families with disabled children

7 November 2020 9:00 am

What lockdown means for families with disabled children

Who first committed ‘cultural appropriation’?

5 September 2020 9:00 am

Culture clashes The pop star Adele was accused of ‘cultural appropriation’ for adopting a Jamaican hairstyle for the online Notting…

Children who died of Covid-19 were already seriously ill, new study shows

28 August 2020 10:33 pm

It has been clear from the start of the Covid-19 crisis – from Wuhan’s experience, before cases were confirmed in…

What explains the rising number of children with gender issues?

15 August 2020 12:22 am

I have recently read a fascinating new paper, via a Mail on Sunday report, about the growing number of children…

Letters: Why is the problem of working-class white boys not considered worth solving?

25 July 2020 9:00 am

Left-behind boys Sir: Christopher Snowdon’s perceptive and informative article (‘The lost boys’, 18 July) reflects perfectly my own experiences in…

The lost boys: the white working class is being left behind

18 July 2020 9:00 am

Britain’s forgotten demographic

The best recordings of Ravel’s L’enfant et les sortilèges

6 June 2020 9:00 am

‘I don’t want to do my work. I want to go for a walk. I want to eat all the…

The world of make-believe is stranger than we realise

28 March 2020 9:00 am

Last summer, in the bc era, I took my then three-year-old to a new group play session: ‘Lottie’s Magic Box.’…

If you want children to love reading, don’t tell them what to read

7 March 2020 9:00 am

If you want children to love reading, don’t tell them what to read