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Child Wellbeing


In a world of family change, how are children faring?

Laura Lippman | 19 April 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: child wellbeing, family research, World Family Map
A new report provides a unique global picture of family factors affecting child well-being.


Raise kids religious

Mariette Ulrich | 17 July 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: child wellbeing, family structure, religion
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

Carolyn Moynihan | 09 February 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: child wellbeing, daycare, mothers
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?

Carolyn Moynihan | 01 February 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: child wellbeing, happiness
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

William West | 31 January 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: child wellbeing, divorce
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

Carolyn Moynihan | 22 January 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: child wellbeing, infidelity, marriage
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”

Hank Mattimore | 09 January 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: child wellbeing, foster-care
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

Carolyn Moynihan | 16 December 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: child wellbeing, marriage, USA
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

Carolyn Moynihan | 20 September 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: child wellbeing, family values, materialism
A UNICEF report throws more light than it intends on problems in British family life.


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