Children


Mum, you’re hovering again

Tamara Rajakariar | 04 August 2014
Helicopter parenting: five reasons and five results

The first moments of fatherhood

Tamara Rajakariar | 09 June 2014
Photos: Men photographed as they became fathers

Regular bedtimes as important for kids as getting enough sleep

Sarah Biggs | 13 November 2013
Children with widely varying bedtimes are more likely to have problems controlling their emotions.

Is having three kids really that tough?

Lea Singh | 08 November 2013
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 | 05 January 2013
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
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 | 06 March 2012
“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 | 06 January 2011
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
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 | 07 July 2010
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 | 05 March 2010
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 | 22 January 2010
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 | 16 November 2009
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 | 04 September 2009
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.
 

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@ mercatornet.com


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