Children


Why millenials don’t want kids
Tamara El-Rahi | Sep 29 2016 | comment  
Are their reasons good enough?

How kids can benefit from boredom
Teresa Belton | Sep 26 2016 | comment  
TV, the internet and smartphone can stifle imagination

Steve Jobs didn’t let his kids use iPads
Tamara El-Rahi | Feb 10 2016 | comment  
Smart move – excessive screen-time can lead to obesity, aggression and depression.

Freezing your eggs isn’t taking control
Tamara El-Rahi | Jan 18 2016 | comment  
Sorry ladies: looks like the biological clock still wins.

How to have a happy marriage (even when you’re busy with kids)
Betsy Kerekes | Feb 11 2015 | comment  
10 tips to consider in the lead-up to Valentine’s Day.

Teaching your kids to be happy
Tamara El-Rahi | Sep 19 2014 | comment  
Six attitudes to instill in your kids.

Mum, you’re hovering again
Tamara El-Rahi | Aug 4 2014 | comment  
Helicopter parenting: five reasons and five results

The first moments of fatherhood
Tamara El-Rahi | Jun 9 2014 | comment  
Photos: Men photographed as they became fathers

Regular bedtimes as important for kids as getting enough sleep
Sarah Biggs | Nov 13 2013 | comment  
Children with widely varying bedtimes are more likely to have problems controlling their emotions.

Is having three kids really that tough?
Lea Singh | Nov 8 2013 | comment  
Apparently it's quite the scary thing to make the leap from two to three children.

How children watch Sesame Street reveals intellectual skills
William West | Jan 5 2013 | comment  
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 | Oct 5 2012 | comment  
Airlines are starting to create kid-free zones. Is that fair? Is it the way we want to treat families?

The age of reason
Carolyn Moynihan | Mar 6 2012 | comment  
“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.

Who are the happiest kids in England?
Carolyn Moynihan | Jan 6 2011 | comment  
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 | Dec 9 2010 | comment  
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.

Children protect against divorce contagion
Carolyn Moynihan | Jul 7 2010 | comment  
A study showing the contagious nature of divorce among social networks has been receiving a good bit of attention this week. Not only friends, siblings and people you work with, but also friends of friends are more likely to divorce if you do. Children can protect you from this contagion (although not, apparently, from more direct causes of divorce) -- the more children the better.

Heather and her mommies at 20
Carolyn Moynihan | Mar 5 2010 | comment  
It is not everyone’s idea of an occasion to celebrate but a publisher named Alyson Books has brought out a twentieth anniversary edition of the famous child’s primer on same-sex relationships: Heather Has Two Mommies.

Kids online every waking minute
Carolyn Moynihan | Jan 22 2010 | comment  
Just when experts thought that children could not swallow another mouthful of media time, the kids went on to devour almost another meal of it, a new Kaiser Family Foundation study reveals.

Obamafiction for children
Carolyn Moynihan | Nov 16 2009 | comment  
If American children do not know that President Barack Obama is a hero, bridge-builder and uniter of people it is not the fault of the publishing industry.

The spiritual world of children
Carolyn Moynihan | Sep 4 2009 | comment  
News that the spiritual welfare of young children is being neglected somewhere will not surprise anyone, but the evidence adduced by a British researcher produced an eye-catching headline in the London Telegraph. “Angel sightings ‘should not be dismissed’”, it read.
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