Child Wellbeing

Troubles tend to multiply for kids in broken families

Carolyn Moynihan | 30 March 2015
They are more likely to live with someone who's had substance abuse or mental health problems.

Raise kids religious

Mariette Ulrich | 17 July 2012
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.

Family Edge looks at news and trends affecting the family in the light of human dignity. Our focus is the inspiring, creative, humorous, annoying, ridiculous, and dangerous ideas in the evening news. Send tips and brainwaves to the editor, Tamara Rajakariar, at tamara.rajakariar@

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