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Children in low-income families hit hardest by coronavirus stresses

Children in low-income Finnish families have been impacted by the stresses of the coronavirus crisis more than children from wealthier households. A new survey from...

Study: Children feel anxious and isolated during coronavirus lockdowns

A new report from Save the Children Finland highlights the levels of anxiety, boredom and feelings of isolation experienced by children during the coronavirus...

Divided science leads to confusion over children’s school safety

Students are set to return to school on 14th May after nearly two months of forced distance learning. The government's decision to re-start classes was...

The Finnish trick for getting children to eat enough vegetables and...

As any parent knows, it can be an uphill battle to get children to eat enough fruit and vegetables. But researchers at the University of...

Prime Minister gets set to host children’s Independence Day party

Hundreds of children all over Finland are getting ready for the annual Independence Day party for children, which mirrors the formal reception that is...

Only one-in-four fathers in Finland take full advantage of paternity leave

New figures from social insurance agency Kela show that only 25% of fathers took the paternity leave they were entitled to in 2018. Finland is...

New class sizes proposed for kindergarten children

The Ministry of Education is proposing to change the regulations about the ration of staff and children at kindergartens. The new proposal would see seven...

Finnish 8th grade students thrive in international computer literacy tests

Finnish students are excelling in international studies designed to see how computer literate they are. A total of 14 countries participated in the International Computer...

Study: livelihood linked to well-being of children and parents

Finding working life easy or difficult has been linked by researchers to the well-being of both children and adults. A new study by the Finnish...

Study: low income kids don’t think they’ll ever achieve their dreams 

A major new report about childhood poverty in Finland finds that 16% of teenagers from low income families don't think they'll ever achieve their...