Child care and problem behaviour

Nicole M. King | 28 January 2015
Do kids who went to daycare act out more?

Too much farming out of children leads to problems

Carolyn Moynihan | 03 May 2012
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.

Fatherhood and biology

Carolyn Moynihan | 13 September 2011
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
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
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.

Gen Y not so keen on gender equality

Carolyn Moynihan | 12 October 2010
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
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
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
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.

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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