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Birth decisions: home or hospital?

Joanna Roughton | 11 December 2014 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: childbirth, maternal health, parenthood

Positive peer pressure - four tips

Tamara Rajakariar | 13 November 2014 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: drugs, parenthood, peer pressure

Whose baby is it?

Philippa Taylor | 15 August 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: IVF, parenthood
Italian judges will need the wisdom of Solomon to sort out the latest tragic IVF mix-up.

Do you think that women can have it all?

Tamara Rajakariar | 10 July 2014 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: parenthood, work-life balance, working mothers

Mother bodies, father bodies

Carolyn Moynihan | 03 July 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: gender roles, parenthood
How parenthood changes us from the inside out.

Stage six: joy

Christopher Blunt | 20 March 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Down syndrome, parenthood
A father describes the emotional roller-coaster that followed his baby daughter’s diagnosis of trisomy 21.

Expendable mothers

Melinda Tankard Reist | 05 March 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: parenthood, same-sex adoption, same-sex parenting, surrogacy
The surrogacy industry treats women like disposable commodities.

Is having three kids really that tough?

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

32 years old and socially dead?

Marcus Roberts | 05 September 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: ageing, intergenerational equity, lifestyle, parenthood
Apparently we turn into our parents at the age of 32.

Brenda Heist case reveals increase in mothers who leave their children

Tamara Rajakariar | 11 May 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: Brenda Heist, missing person, parenthood
Why are a growing number of mothers abandoning their children?

Surprise - parenthood is associated with more joy than misery

Mariette Ulrich | 29 June 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: happiness, parenthood
The notion that parenthood brings happiness and fulfilment is self-evident to those of us who have partaken of healthy family life, but it’s still gratifying to receive validation from academia.

Parenthood is not just a private project

Jennifer Roback Morse | 23 April 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: marriage, parenthood, rights of the child
The state’s role in marriage is essential to protect the rights of children against the mere wilfulness of adults.

If parents can divorce one another…

Carolyn Moynihan | 16 January 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: children's rights, divorce, parenthood
Greeks are abandoning their children because of poverty. Isn't there a better way?

The parental happiness curve

| 19 December 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: marriage, parenthood, religion
Why are parents with four-plus children happier, on average, than those with just a couple?

Does raising kids decrease marital happiness?

Carolyn Moynihan | 13 December 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: faith, happiness, marriage, parenthood
In the last post on the new State of Our Unions (SOU) report from the National Marriage Project we read that “the benefits of generosity were particularly pronounced among couples with children.” Parents who were very generous with each other were more likely to be very happy as well. But there’s more. Generosity in having children is also part of the happiness equation.

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