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Regular bedtimes as important for kids as getting enough sleep

Sarah Biggs | 13 November 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: children, parenting, sleep

Is having three kids really that tough?

Lea Singh | 08 November 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: children, parenthood

Living With Dead Hearts

Brendan Malone | 27 September 2013 | FEATURES |
tags: children, China, film reviews, trafficking
China's kidnapped children, and what one father learned from his search.

USA is slowly having more children

Marcus Roberts | 11 September 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: children, economy, fertility rate, USA
Are we seeing a fertility bump as the economic downturn slowly recedes?

How children watch Sesame Street reveals intellectual skills

William West | 05 January 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: brain development, children, learning
A new study reveals that the thought patterns of children watching Sesame Street can help predict their intellectual development.

Fear of flying with babies

Carolyn Moynihan | 05 October 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: children, parenting, tolerance
Airlines are starting to create kid-free zones. Is that fair? Is it the way we want to treat families?

The desire to never have children

Katie Hinderer | 01 July 2012 | TIGER PRINT |
tags: childlessness, children, Millennials, relationships

Is it better never to have been born?

Michael Cook | 08 May 2012 | FEATURES |
tags: bioethics, children, utilitarianism
The joys of bringing a child into the world are not persuasive for some contemporary philosophers.

The age of reason

Carolyn Moynihan | 06 March 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: children, moral education, reason
“I don’t want to go to jail, I don’t want to go to jail,” cried the young offender on being told the police were on their way. No chance of that; he was only 8 years old.

Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids

Francis Phillips | 18 August 2011 | FEATURES |
tags: children, parenting
An odd mix of common sense and gullibility from an American economist projects a positive message about large families.

Is it so bad to be a princess?

Katie Hinderer | 03 February 2011 | TIGER PRINT |
tags: book, children, princess, youth

March for life takes on a new meaning for me

Katie Hinderer | 28 January 2011 | TIGER PRINT |
tags: abortion, children, youth

Names and the value of a human person

Uchenna Uzo | 25 January 2011 | FEATURES |
tags: Africa, children, human dignity, names
Western nations may have much to learn from naming traditions in Africa

Who are the happiest kids in England?

Carolyn Moynihan | 06 January 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: children, family meals, happiness, poverty
Who are the happiest kids in England? Twelve-year-old boys who eat meals with their families, according to a new survey of 32,000 youngsters.

Beyond scary: the full price tag of childlessness

Mariette Ulrich | 09 December 2010 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: children, family economics, parenting
Sorry, I cannot divulge the cost or anystatistics behind this headline, because I just made it up. But someone ought to write that story. After all, reports about the (insert fear-mongeringadverb of choice here) high cost of parenthood are so numerous, frequentandubiquitous, that they would be boring if they didn’t make me so irate.

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