Cohabitation may be hazardous to your health
Moving in is not a sound step towards, let along substitute for, marriage.
South Korean education ranks high, but it’s the kids who pay
The intense pressure to succeed in Korea is taking its financial and social toll.
Troubles tend to multiply for kids in broken families
In a world of family change, how are children faring?
| 19 April 2014 | FEATURES |
A new report provides a unique global picture of family factors affecting child well-being.
Raise kids religious
| 17 July 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |
A large US study shows that growing up in a religious household has advantages for children.
Daycare must focus on child, not adult needs, says new report
| 09 February 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |
British psychologist and author Aric Sigman, draws on research indicating that attending daycare for an extended period of time is a significant source of stress for many young children.
Should we desire happiness for our children?
| 01 February 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |
A British media personality has pricked the country’s happiness bubble by declaring that she does not want her kids to be “happy”.
How divorce ruins children’s lives
| 31 January 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |
Divorce puts some children on a “downward trajectory from which they might never fully recover”, says a new study.
Open marriage? A terrible idea for kids
| 22 January 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |
The New York Times has rounded up some experts to discuss the merits of open marriage. Brad Wilcox of the National Marriage Project, provides common sense and objectivity.
“Please don’t call me a foster kid”
| 09 January 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |
I am proud to be a foster parent but I find myself sort of dancing around the word when I refer to Tony as my foster kid.
Only 51 per cent of Americans are married
| 16 December 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |
We know that marriage has been losing “market share” in the sexual culture of the developed world so the news that barely half of American adults today are married comes as not much of a surprise.
Spanish mothers, families and children’s happiness
| 20 September 2011 | FEATURES |
A UNICEF report throws more light than it intends on problems in British family life.