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Young vs Old is not the way politics has to be

Shannon Roberts | 28 July 2014 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: childcare, demography, elderly care


Too much farming out of children leads to problems

Carolyn Moynihan | 03 May 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: childcare
Commuter parents are taking to putting their children in care before school opens in the morning, but an Australian study finds that, for school beginners at least, this can lead to problems.


Bringing up baby

Angela Shanahan | 27 October 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: childcare, motherhood, parenting
Why are there more than 900 books on baby care in print in Australia?


Fatherhood and biology

Carolyn Moynihan | 13 September 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: childcare, evolutionary biology, fatherhood
It seems that the more a father gets involved in caring for his children, the lower his testosterone level drops.


There is no “Nordic model” of childcare

Carolyn Moynihan | 27 June 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: childcare, gender equality, Sweden
There is a Norwegian and a Finnish model offering a choice of daycare or a homecare allowance, and there is the Swedish model offering only daycare with no national homecare allowance.


Sweden’s working mums stressed out

Carolyn Moynihan | 24 May 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: childcare, family relationships, Sweden
Swedish researcher and family man Jonas Himmelstrand talks in this video about how he began to examine the myth that Sweden is a family-friendly society.


Outsourcing parenting in Sweden

Jonas Himmelstrand | 13 May 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: childcare, family policy, Sweden
Is the Nordic country really a model for good family policy?


Gen Y not so keen on gender equality

Carolyn Moynihan | 12 October 2010 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: childcare, gender equality, work-life balance
An Australian study has set the traditional-role-division cat among the gender equality pigeons: the tide of opinion seems to have swung against the feminist ideal of an equal division of domestic and market work between husbands and wives.


New childcare research: beware the fine print

Carolyn Moynihan | 17 August 2010 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: child behaviour, childcare, working mothers
Here is something else from Canada: commentary by Andrea Mrozek of the Institute of Marriage and Family on recent childcare research which purports to show no negative overall effects of mothers working outside the home during the first year of life.


Maternity leave and the mummy wars

Bill Muehlenberg | 31 March 2010 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: childcare, maternity leave, motherhood
A brand new survey of what women really want concerning paid maternity leave is most revealing. Contrary to the usual line that basically all women want a paid career, with perhaps family thrown in on the side, this new Australian poll finds overwhelming support for the importance of stay-at-home mothering.


Consult baby before changing nappy

Carolyn Moynihan | 04 December 2009 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: child development, childcare, parenting
With fewer babies around these days, scientists and assorted experts are paying them more attention than ever before. One theory with a growing number of disciples is based on the idea that one should treat babies like little adults, consulting them before changing a nappy or taking them on outings.


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